WASHINGTON – Following a night of civility Tuesday at the State of the Union address, lawmakers returned to their partisan ways the following morning. Many labeled the address as an unofficial start to the campaign season, and both Democrats and Republicans continued familiar narratives Wednesday that will form the backbone of their respective campaigns.
It was business as usual at two congressional forums Wednesday morning, as senators and representatives rehashed partisan battles that earned this Congress the lowest public approval rating since 1974.
Medill on the Hill teamed up with Northwestern News Network in Evanston to produce a package of stories covering President Barack Obama's seventh and final State of the Union address. The two newsrooms collaborated across time zones to produce a three-hour broadcast and more than a dozen print and digital reports. Check out our broadcast here.
In a series of investigative reports, Medill on the Hill reporters uncovered threats to privacy and security in the digital age ranging from the safety of your online campaign donations to how computer hacking could impact food safety.