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  • Obama visits GOP strongholds of Idaho, Kansas,

    January 22, 2015 2:31 AM

    LAWRENCE, KS - President Barack Obama likes to say there are no red states or blue states, just the United States of America. Yet his first two stops on the traditional post-State of the Union tour were in Republican "red" states. The White House says this is not a coincidence.... more »
  • Iowa Sen. Ernst promises GOP focus on Americans' concerns

    January 21, 2015 2:16 AM

    WASHINGTON, D.C. - A freshman senator from Iowa says Republicans are willing to work with President Barack Obama on some issues but that it will also reject failed policies. Sen. Joni Ernst offered her party's response to the State of the Union Address. She said her party wants to simplify... more »
  • Obama in State of the Union: Economy growing, help middle class, tax very wealthy, seek common ground

    January 21, 2015 2:12 AM

    WASHINGTON, D.C. - President Barack Obama has used his first State of the Union Address to a GOP-controlled Congress to say that the nation's economy is emerging from the "shadow of crisis." The president listed positive economic indicators including higher employment and a lower national debt. After finishing the rundown,... more »
  • B.R. small business against paid sick leave check to see if lock exists for regeneration Play Video

    January 20, 2015 5:51 PM

    BATON ROUGE - President Obama wants all workers to get paid when they're out sick, but the proposal has some small business feeling ill. "We could afford to do it, but its just another mandate that's coming down from government, and we're just trying to run a business," said... more »
  • Obama aims to influence 2016 debate with State of the Union

    January 20, 2015 2:08 PM

    WASHINGTON - Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell is urging President Barack Obama to come up with ways to work with Republicans to shore up Medicare and Social Security and to balance the budget, not just propose, in his words, "more tired tax hikes." Obama is expected to include in his... more »
  • The State of the Union & You check to see if lock exists for regeneration Play Video

    January 20, 2015 8:50 AM

    BATON ROUGE - President Obama is set to deliver his annual State of the Union address before Congress tonight. The main focus of the speech is expected to be economics. It comes just a week after a study revealed the cost of living in Baton Rouge is too high... more »
  • In State of the Union, Obama aims to influence 2016 debate

    January 20, 2015 2:25 AM

    WASHINGTON, D.C. - Key elements of the economic proposals President Barack Obama will outline in his State of the Union address Tuesday appear to be aimed at driving the debate in the 2016 election on income inequality and middle-class economic issues, rather than setting a realistic agenda for Congress. Obama's... more »
  • Former Saints player Gleason to attend State of the Union

    January 16, 2015 4:59 PM

    NEW ORLEANS - Steve Gleason, the former New Orleans Saints player, is heading to Washington to attend the State of the Union address next Tuesday. Gleason was diagnosed with amyotrophic lateral sclerosis more than three years ago and since then has become a popular and inspiring advocate for others living... more »
  • Shreveport's Centenary buys into Obama's minimum wage

    January 29, 2014 10:51 PM

    SHREVEPORT- A private college in north Louisiana is taking the president's State of the Union address seriously and raising what the school considers minimum wage for its employees. The president of Centenary College, David Rowe, said that the wage scale is increasing for its regular, full-time and part-time staff... more »
  • 'Duck Dynasty' takes over State of the Union

    January 28, 2014 11:44 PM

    BATON ROUGE- As one journalist put it, the president's State of the Union address Tuesday night was the collision of pop culture and political life as Louisiana reality star Willie Robertson and his wife attended as guests of lawmakers. Robertson is part of the Duck Dynasty gang and became... more »
  • Obama vows to improve education at all levels

    January 28, 2014 8:31 PM

    WASHINGTON - President Barack Obama is promising to improve American education from preschool to college in his State of the Union address. Obama promised to connect 15,000 schools and 20 million students with high-speed broadband in the next two years. It's part of the goal he announced last summer to... more »
  • Obama wraps State of Union speech tour in Chicago

    February 15, 2013 7:25 AM

    WASHINGTON - President Barack Obama is wrapping up his post-State of the Union tour by talking about how government can build what he calls "ladders of opportunity" into the middle class. During remarks Friday in Chicago, his hometown, Obama plans to discuss proposals to raise the federal minimum wage and... more »
  • Voters, area lawmakers react to State of the Union check to see if lock exists for regeneration Play Video

    February 12, 2013 10:39 PM

    BATON ROUGE- The president urged Congress to strengthen the middle class, boost job creation and promised to cut the number of U.S. troops in Afghanistan in half within a year. "It is our unfinished task to restore the basic bargain that built this country - the idea that... more »
  • Energy secretary to skip State of Union address

    February 12, 2013 7:29 PM

    WASHINGTON - The White House says Energy Secretary Steven Chu will not attend President Barack Obama's State of the Union address. Traditionally, one Cabinet member does not travel to the House chamber for the speech in order to preserve the government and keep it functioning in case of a major... more »
  • After speech, supporters to promote Obama agenda

    February 11, 2013 9:58 AM

    WASHINGTON - The White House and outside supporters of President Barack Obama are launching simultaneous social media, public outreach and fundraising campaigns tied to Tuesday's State of the Union address. The efforts will focus on jobs and the budget, gun control, immigration and climate change. The outreach reflects a decision... more »
  • Obama to take on economy in State of the Union

    January 24, 2012 6:07 AM

    WASHINGTON - President Barack Obama is getting ready to deliver an election-year State of the Union address heavy on economic themes when he addresses a joint session of Congress and millions of television viewers. Obama's annual speech at 9 p.m. comes in the midst of an already heated re-election campaign... more »
  • Obama: State of the Union an economic blueprint

    January 21, 2012 11:24 AM

    WASHINGTON - President Barack Obama says his State of the Union address will be a blueprint for an economy that's "built to last" for the middle class. He says he'll frame Tuesday's night national address to Congress around at least four themes. They are manufacturing, energy, education and what he... more »
  • Oil Spill doesn't make president's speech

    January 26, 2011 10:34 PM

    BATON ROUGE - The Gulf Oil Spill was no where to be found last nights state of the Union address leave some who work in the oil industry worried they could be left out of the president’s energy policy. Both Louisiana Senators Mary Landrieu and David Vitter expressed concerns... more »
  • Local job hunter reacts to president's address

    January 25, 2011 10:37 PM

    BATON ROUGE - After being out of work for more than a year, Martha Mumphrey wanted answers and she watched the President's State of Union address to find them. The mother of three finished up homework with her kids and sat down to see if the president would adquately... more »

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