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Washington (CNN) – House Speaker John Boehner warned President Barack Obama that he will "run into a brick wall" by using his executive power and bypassing Congress, as the White House has signaled the President intends to do.
"We’re just not going to sit here and let the President trample all over us," said Boehner.
(CNN) - While President Barack Obama’s attempts to increase the nation’s minimum wage through legislation have stalled in Congress, the White House announced plans on Tuesday to use the president’s executive powers to partially address the problem.
Just hours before the President is scheduled to deliver his fifth State of the Union address, the White House revealed that Obama will issue an executive order to increase the minimum wage for new federal contract workers.
Washington (CNN) – If you tune in to CNN’s coverage of President Barack Obama’s State of the Union address on Tuesday night, you’ll find plenty of intelligent reporting, insightful analysis, and a robust and thoughtful discussion of the most important issues facing our nation.
You won't find any of that here. But where else will you find the answers to burning questions such as, “What color necktie did Obama wear in 2011?” and “What the heck is that thing in front of John Boehner?”
(CNN) - As President Barack Obama prepares to address the nation, the White House released additional names of guests invited to join the first lady for Tuesday's State of the Union address.
Among those attending the speech will be Mary Barra, chief executive officer of General Motors Company and the first woman to run a major global automaker. Antoinette Tuff, a Georgia bookkeeper deemed a hero after talking down a school shooter, will also join the first lady, along with immigration activist Cristian Avila, who joined the fasting protest in Washington last year.
(CNN) - Gabby Giffords' gun control group will air an ad featuring the former congresswoman around Tuesday’s State of the Union address, pushing Congress to take action on legislation expanding background checks on firearms sales.
Capitalizing on the wide audience, Americans for Responsible Solutions will run the ad nationwide around the President's speech.
Washington (CNN) – President Barack Obama's poll numbers are near the lowest of his presidency as he prepares to deliver his State of the Union address on Tuesday.
According to a CNN Poll of Polls compiled on Monday which averages the most recent non-partisan, live operator national surveys, Obama's approval rating stood at 44%, with 51% of Americans giving a thumbs down to Obama's performance in the White House.
Washington (CNN) - Emphasizing her family's story, Republican congressional leaders tapped Rep. Cathy McMorris Rodgers, the fourth highest House GOP leader and highest ranking woman, to deliver the response to President Barack Obama's State of the Union address next Tuesday.
McMorris Rodgers is serving in her fifth term representing the district that runs along the eastern side of Washington State and delivered her third child in November, becoming the only member of Congress to give birth three times while in office.
(CNN) - CNN's John King breaks down what parts of Obama's State of the Union address could gain support from House Republicans.
Asheville, North Carolina (CNN) – Seeking to build momentum and rally support for his jobs agenda, President Obama began the first of three campaign-style day trips around the country Wednesday a day after his fourth State of the Union address.
Traveling to Asheville, North Carolina Mr. Obama spoke at an auto parts plant to highlight his proposals he hopes will make America a "magnet" for jobs and manufacturing.FULL STORY