Bloomberg group spends big against Democratic House candidate
February 11th, 2013
10:05 AM ET
1 year ago

Bloomberg group spends big against Democratic House candidate

(CNN) – New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg is putting his money where his mouth is when it comes to politics and gun legislation.

His super PAC, Independence USA, is dropping more than $1 million in advertisement money against a Democratic candidate running in a special election to replace former Rep. Jesse Jackson Jr. of Chicago.
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State of the Union firsts
February 11th, 2013
09:45 AM ET
1 year ago

State of the Union firsts

Washington (CNN) - On Tuesday, President Barack Obama will present his fourth State of the Union address, the 224th in the nation's history. However, this will be only the 80th time a president has delivered the speech before Congress - earlier presidents routinely delivered a written message to be read to Congress.

Here are some firsts from past State of the Union addresses:

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Filed under: Congress • State of the Union
February 11th, 2013
07:28 AM ET
1 year ago

Obama's second act: Why State of Union speech may do little to fix Washington

Washington (CNN) – It is the second big speech of his presidency's second act, but there is little or nothing to suggest President Barack Obama's State of the Union Address offers any hope of a new beginning or a new spirit in divided Washington.

Consider the vast partisan differences in expectations.

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Filed under: President Obama • State of the Union
POLITICAL HOT TOPICS: Monday, February 11, 2013
February 11th, 2013
04:36 AM ET
1 year ago

POLITICAL HOT TOPICS: Monday, February 11, 2013

The CNN Washington Bureau’s morning speed read of the top stories making news from around the country and the world. Click on the headlines for more.

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CNN: Medal of Honor recipient Romesha to be guest of first lady at State of the Union
Former Staff Sergeant Clint Romesha, who will be awarded the Medal of Honor by President Barack Obama in a White House ceremony Monday afternoon, will also be honored by the Obamas as a guest of the first lady at Tuesday night’s State of the Union address, administration officials tell CNN.

CNN: State of the Union to focus on jobs, wages and the economy
While the president laid out social issues such as immigration, gun control and gay rights as key priorities for his second term during his inauguration address, the issue of the economy – and the millions of Americans still out of work – will remain his focus during the State of the Union, according to multiple administration officials.

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