(CNN) - President Barack Obama toured a solar energy company in Wisconsin on Wednesday, touting the clean energy products made and jobs created there as examples of the kind of innovation America needs.
Obama told workers at Orion Energy Systems in Manitowoc that their company is part of the push needed to reach goals he set in Tuesday night's State of the Union address - producing 80 percent of the nation's electricity from clean energy sources by 2035, and having 1 million electric cars on the road by 2015.FULL STORY
(CNN) - U.S. Rep Gabrielle Giffords was moved from a Houston, Texas, hospital Wednesday to a nearby rehabilitation hospital, The Institute for Rehabilitation and Research Memorial Hermann, a hospital spokeswoman said.
(CNN) – As things go for fans of the Chicago Bears these days, President Obama would probably have enjoyed a different arrival ceremony than the one he received in Green Bay, Wisconsin on Wednesday.
As Air Force Once touched down in the chilly home of the team that ousted his beloved Bears from the NFL playoffs last weekend, Obama was presented with a Packers jersey that bore his name. "They're rubbing it in," Obama said to reporters on the tarmac as he accepted the jersey from Wisconsin Governor Scott Walker, and James Schmitt, the mayor of Green Bay.FULL STORY
NEW YORK (CNNMoney) - The Tea Party campaigned on scaling back the size of government, and now we know how they want to do it.
With Washington buzzing with proposals to cut the budget, Sen. Rand Paul and Rep. Michele Bachmann - two high-profile Tea Party members - have each released laundry lists of spending cuts.FULL STORY
Washington (CNN) - Have you been wondering why Manitowac, Wisconsin, is the first stop for President Barack Obama after his State of the Union address?
Could be that he wants to continue his conversation with American families about rebuilding the nation's economy. Or that he wants to lift Democratic blues that Wisconsin will turn red in the next election.FULL STORY
Washington (CNN) - Campaign politics may partially be behind the choice of Wisconsin and Indiana as the states President Barack Obama and Vice President Joe Biden are visiting on the day after the State of the Union address.
The president visits Manitowac, Wisconsin, Wednesday, where he'll tour three businesses, including a power technology company.
Washington (CNN) - Michele Bachmann's heading back to Iowa.
The Republican congresswoman from neighboring Minnesota, who says she's considering a bid for the 2012 GOP presidential nomination, will attend the March 23 Network of Iowa Christian Home Educators home-school day at the Iowa Capitol in Des Moines.
Washington (CNN) - The morning after the president's State of the Union speech, politicians are already looking to 2012. In a joint press conference Wednesday morning, Sen. Ron Johnson, R-Wisconsin, and newly-minted RNC Chairman Reince Priebus discussed Obama's day trip to Wisconsin with reporters, focusing on the role the state is expected to play in the 2012 elections.
"We welcome President Obama, and I'm sure we'll see him a few times between now and 2012," Johnson told reporters "Wisconsin will be a battleground state for 2012, which will be good for us . . . when we drive into Wisconsin we want the signs to say 'Open for Business.'"
(CNN) – The State of Union address may have appeared to be a more civil affair to viewers at home, but at least one Republican congressman was launching some fiery rhetoric on Twitter as President Obama spoke.
Tweeting during the president's speech in the confines of his office, Georgia Rep. Paul Broun said at one point, "Mr. President, you don't believe in the Constitution. You believe in socialism."