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103-Year-Old Civil Rights Legend Amelia Boynton To Attend State Of The Union Address

Many are expected to tune into President Obama’s State of the Union Address Tuesday night but few will have the opportunity to hear his remarks in person -- and among them will be one of the nation’s oldest living civil rights leaders.<p>103-year-old Amelia Boynton was invited to attend this year’s …

Eight Things You Might Not Know About the State of the Union

If you’re like many Americans – let’s say 30 million of them or so – you’ll be tuning in to the State of the Union Tuesday night. The annual tradition of a presidential speech/national checkup/policy wishlist/political gauntlet-throwing dates back to America’s early history, but it’s only been …

50 Years Ago, the State of the Union Actually Meant Something

Fifty years ago today, 1.2 million Americans thronged to Washington to witness and participate in Lyndon Johnson’s second inauguration, which was the …

Three Topics of the State of the Union Address Will Highlight Small-Business Growth

President Obama will touch upon small-business finance trends, "Obamacare," and immigration.<p>President Obama will go to the U.S. Capitol and speak to the nation tonight during his sixth State of the Union address to Congress, and among the topics he is expected to cover are immigration and the …

Meet The Climate-Researching Mom The Obamas Are Bringing To The State Of The Union

WASHINGTON -- Among the guests of first lady Michelle Obama for Tuesday's State of the Union address is a Florida-based climate researcher and activist.<p>Miami native Nicole Hernandez Hammer, described by the White House as a "mother and sea level rise researcher," will watch as President Barack …

What Every Consumer Should Know Before Watching the State of the Union

A sneak peek at what Obama’s State of the Union ideas could mean for your wallet.<p>This year, President Obama broke with tradition and started …

Obama's State of the Union Message: 'Tonight, We Turn The Page'

President Barack Obama told Americans Tuesday night that the "shadow of crisis has passed" after years dominated by wars, recession and the threat of terror, saying that it's now time for the nation to "turn the page."<p>"America, for all that we’ve endured; for all the grit and hard work required to …

Obama to call on Congress to approve continued military action against Isis

Barack Obama is calling on Congress to authorise continued military action in the Middle East, following growing criticism that his existing air strikes in Iraq and Syria lacked the necessary legally underpinning.<p>In excerpts from his sixth State of the Union speech released early by the White …

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