Obama challenges Americans to innovate

Obama challenges Americans to innovate

By Nina Lincoff and Elena Schneider WASHINGTON — President Barack Obama challenged the country to “win the future,” calling on Americans’ innovative spirit to become the international leader in business, education and infrastructure in Tuesday night’s...

Post-speech, a more partisan response

WASHINGTON — The unity politicians demonstrated by sitting in bipartisan pairs during the State of the Union address Tuesday was less evident in their responses to President Barack Obama’s speech. Although many members of Congress entered the Capitol with the...
“Our generation’s Sputnik moment”

“Our generation’s Sputnik moment”

WASHINGTON — In his State of the Union speech, President Barack Obama drew a parallel to the Cold War to support his call for increased government spending on infrastructure, research and education. “This is our generation’s Sputnik moment,” he...
Full text: State of the Union speech

Full text: State of the Union speech

Here is the full text of President Barack Obama’s speech tonight, released by the White House Press Office: Mr. Speaker, Mr. Vice President, Members of Congress, distinguished guests, and fellow Americans: Tonight I want to begin by congratulating the men and...
A guide to the State of the Union

A guide to the State of the Union

President Barack Obama will call for innovation, investments in education and infrastructure, deficit reduction and government reform during Tuesday’s State of the Union address as key elements of his roadmap for repairing the economy, according to White House...