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Obama’s cancer cure ‘moonshot'

He puts Joe Biden in charge of 'Mission Control' to fight the disease.<p>President Barack Obama pledged to put America on the path to cure cancer in his final State of the Union speech, and placed Joe Biden, still mourning the death of his son, "in charge of Mission Control" to defeat the disease.<p>“For …

Cancer

The Latest: Obama takes 'one more look at this thing'

WASHINGTON (AP) — The latest on President Barack Obama's last State of the Union address. All times EST:<p>10:35 p.m.<p>President Barack Obama turned and said, "Let me take one more look at this thing" moments before he exited the House chamber Tuesday night.<p>Obama moved slowly up the center aisle to the …

Barack Obama

Bipartisanship on full display walking into #SOTU -- Sen Marco Rubio (R-FL) and Sen Elizabeth Warren (D-MA) enter together #2016

Dow Jones
Guantanamo Bay
Barack Obama
Michelle Obama

OBAMA: 'Priority No. 1' is fighting ISIS and other terrorists

A transcript for his speech was posted on the website Medium ahead of the Tuesday-night address.<p>Obama will say that fighting ISIS (also known as the Islamic State, ISIL, or Daesh) and other terrorists is the top priority of his administration.<p>"Priority number one is protecting the American people …

Al-Qaeda

Here's What Obama Got Done After the Last State of the Union

The State of the Union is essentially a presidential wishlist, so it’s not surprising that President Obama made a lot of big promises during his 2015 …

Trans-Pacific Partnership
Guns

President Obama Puts Joe Biden in Charge of Curing Cancer

President Obama announced Tuesday in his final State of the Union that Vice President Joe Biden would spearhead an initiative to cure cancer.<p>“Last …

Cancer
Barack Obama

Obama Disses Climate Change Deniers

President Barack Obama dissed those who deny the science around climate change during his last State of the Union address.<p>"Look, if anybody still wants to dispute the science around climate change, have at it," Obama said. "You’ll be pretty lonely, because you’ll be debating our military, most of …

Clean Technology

President Obama's final State of the Union address focused on

Using software to analyze the words President Obama and staff chose for his final State of the Union address, it's clear that a few key words emerged: World, America, Work, People, and Economy.<p>What a wordcloud doesn't do as well is catch the less clearly referenced but important over-arching …

Political Science

Obama’s Capitol Hill Wish List: A Few Possibilities Peek Through in SOTU

President Obama’s final state of the union speech self-consciously avoided descending into a detailed list of requests to a GOP Congress that shares …

Nikki Haley

State of the Union 2016: Full text

As prepared for delivery<p>President Obama's 2016 State of the Union Address<p>Mr. Speaker, Mr. Vice President, Members of Congress, my fellow Americans:<p>Tonight marks the eighth year I've come here to report on the State of the Union. And for this final one, I'm going to try to make it shorter. I know …

Political Science
Turner Broadcasting
Barack Obama

American 'DNA': Who were the innovators President Obama named in his address?

<b>(CNN) —</b> President Obama on Tuesday night made the case for a renewed partnership between private business and public enterprise by calling out the names of a handful of celebrated American innovators.<p>The "spirit of discovery is in our DNA," Obama said, naming seven men and women, some more familiar …

Innovation

Obama Summons Americans to Compromise and Change

Career Development
Education

Obama: Claims Of WWIII Play Into IS Hands

GOP Seeks to Sideline Trump in State of the Union Response

South Carolina Gov. Nikki Haley sought to respond to Americans’ frustrations with Washington in her response to President Obama’s final State of the …

Nikki Haley
Turner Broadcasting

State of the Union: A Glance at the U.S. Today by the Numbers

The country has changed — for better and for worse — since President Barack Obama delivered his first State of the Union address six years ago in 2010, and the president won't be able to cover the full scope of where the country stands in what's anticipated to be a shorter-than-usual speech.<p>So …

Same-sex Marriage
Nikki Haley

Looking to the future in his last State of the Union, Obama rekindles a familiar refrain: Hope

President Obama launched his final year in office with a valedictory State of the Union address Tuesday night that painted a portrait of a prosperous and secure America but warned of peril ahead if the country can't break the political logjam in Washington.<p>His final rendition of the annual speech …