January 27th, 2010
10:30 PM ET
5 years ago

Full text of Republican response

After the jump, read the full text of the Republican response, as prepared for delivery, to President Obama's first State of the Union address:
FULL POST

January 27th, 2010
10:29 PM ET
5 years ago

Avlon: Talking to the independents

(CNN) - President Obama said, "What frustrates the American people is a Washington where every day is Election Day." These words are aimed directly at independents.

January 27th, 2010
10:25 PM ET
5 years ago

Castellanos: The "I's" have it

(CNN) - The bad news is that this long speech had too many words. The good news is that many of them were "I." A long list of stuff will not change the narrative for this president tonight. I would have advised him to give a shorter speech about bigger things, instead of a longer one about smaller things.

And I wish he'd given a speech that implied some change of direction, something to prove he'd gotten the message the American people have been sending him. I didn't hear that tonight.

January 27th, 2010
10:25 PM ET
5 years ago

Begala: Keep us out of it!

(CNN) - Okay, now he's getting personal.

President Obama said, "The more that TV pundits reduce serious debates into silly arguments, and big issues into sound bites, our citizens turn away."

Hey! Why is he attacking pundits? Those of us who sweat under hot lights crafting cute one-liners and spewing sound bites – are we not Americans, too? What would he replace us with: people who actually know something?

Heaven forbid!

January 27th, 2010
10:22 PM ET
5 years ago

Avlon: A surprise on nuclear weapons

(CNN) – Interesting – Obama just associated his efforts to restrain nuclear weapons with Ronald Reagan. Unexpected – but some of Reagan's policy advisers like Martin Anderson and Secretary of State George Schultz, now at the Hoover Institution, might agree. I wonder how this parallel will be greeted by the contemporary right and left.

January 27th, 2010
10:18 PM ET
5 years ago

Obama will work to repeal 'Don't Ask, Don't Tell'

Washington (CNN) – President Barack Obama says he will work with Congress and the U.S. military to repeal the "Don't Ask, Don't Tell" policy that bars gay men and lesbians from openly serving in the military.

January 27th, 2010
10:16 PM ET
5 years ago

Obama has warning for Iran

Washington (CNN) - President Barack Obama warns Iran that it will face "growing consequences" if it continues to violate international agreements in pursuit of nuclear weapons.

January 27th, 2010
10:16 PM ET
5 years ago

Castellanos: Saying one thing, doing another

(CNN) - The same president who yearned for less partisanship tonight also resorted to it without hesitation a few sentences later, blaming his problems on his predecessor, one long year into his own administration.

That same president who yearned to reduce deficits also called for a huge expansion of government and a bagful of expensive new Washington programs. The same president who said, "We can't wage a perpetual campaign," just brought in his campaign manager to do exactly that. And the same president, who said it was urgent to reduce the deficit, said we would start next year.

January 27th, 2010
10:14 PM ET
5 years ago

Crowley: Obama takes on SCOTUS

(CNN) – Wow. President Obama takes on the Supreme Court, which is seated in the front row. He dissed them for their decision on campaign finance spending.

January 27th, 2010
10:14 PM ET
5 years ago

PolitiFact: Releasing White House visitor logs

(PolitiFact) - Obama says White House visitor logs released for the first time

Verdict: Mostly True

Find out more

« older posts
newer posts »