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  • 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 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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