Following up on the State of the Union, President Obama is sitting down with YouTube channel producers GloZell Green, Bethany Mota and Hank Green for an interview at the White House dubbed #YouTubeasksObama. The interview is part of the White House’s continue push to communicate the themes of the State of the Union with a broader and more digitally-native audience.
WASHINGTON — The leader of the House Democrats said Thursday that Republican Speaker John Boehner blundered when he invited Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu to address Congress amid sensitive negotiations about Iran’s nuclear program and in the shadow of Israel’s elections.
Today in the Morning Line: Obama hitting the road Today, he’s in Kansas (before talking to YouTube stars) House abortion bill falls apart Boehner invites Netanyahu; doesn’t tell White House Just one senator (and it’s not the one you might … Continue reading
In our news wrap Wednesday, senators pushed a bipartisan bill to impose sanctions on Iran unless the country curbs its nuclear program by a July deadline. President Obama has said he would veto such a bill. Meanwhile, House Speaker John Boehner invited Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu to address Congress on Iran without consulting the White House first. Continue reading
Gridlock in Washington has left much of the heavy lifting of governance to states, cities and towns. What do city leaders think about President Obama’s State of the Union proposals? Judy Woodruff asks Mayor Stephen Benjamin of Columbia, South Carolina, and Mayor Richard Berry of Albuquerque, New Mexico what they hope to see materialize. Continue reading
The State of the Union is about the president, policy, promises, and for some, pubs. Yes, SOTU night is an excuse for Washington wonks to gather and discuss the president’s annual address over pints. Continue reading
Today in the Morning Line: President Obama extends olive branch… to Democrats Eleven proposals the president made in State of the Union Fact checks galore – your links to the four best What was trending on Facebook, Twitter? A speech … Continue reading
In remarks that mixed calls for bipartisan cooperation with a flexing of GOP independence, freshman Sen. Joni Ernst, R-Iowa, cited Americans’ worries about stagnant wages, lost jobs and canceled health care coverage. She called on Obama to cooperate with Republicans to simplify the tax code by lowering rates and eliminating unspecified loopholes, and to ease trade barriers with Europe and Asia. Continue reading