01/29/2014 1:06amWounded veteran Cory Remsburg had met President Barack Obama three times before Tuesday night_ once in France and twice since a roadside bomb in Kandahar, Afghanistan, on his 10th deployment. Number four was at Obama's State of the Union address, when the Army Ranger inspired the emotional high point of the evening.
01/29/2014 1:08amReaction to President Barack Obama's State of the Union address:
01/29/2014 1:10amText of President Barack Obama's State of the Union address, as delivered and provided by the White House:
01/29/2014 1:22amTensions within the Democratic Party were on display in the living rooms of Massachusetts, where liberal activists watched President Barack Obama's State of the Union address with skepticism.
01/29/2014 1:54amPresident Barack Obama used his State of the Union address to make his pitch that the nation must address persistent problems, from unemployment to immigration to the gap between rich and poor.
01/29/2014 6:16amVice President Joe Biden said Wednesday that "in my heart" he could be a good president.
01/29/2014 6:57amCongressional Republicans swiftly and sharply rejected President Barack Obama's vow to act on his own if lawmakers won't help him create jobs and narrow the nation's yawning income gap, insisting he'll accomplish little in a divided government without them.
01/29/2014 7:09amRelatively few Americans _ less than 5 percent of hourly workers _ toil for the minimum wage today.
01/29/2014 7:57amPresident Barack Obama urged Congress to help restore opportunity for Americans but pledged to take action himself Tuesday in his fifth State of the Union address before Congress. Some highlights from Obama's economic and other proposals:
01/29/2014 9:20amPresident Barack Obama's plan to raise the minimum wage for federally contracted workers is winning praise from unions and labor activists, but it could take a year or more before any hikes take place and the impact may not be as widespread as some advocates had hoped.
01/29/2014 1:20pmIt seems to be something of an occupational hazard for President Barack Obama: When he talks about his health care law, he's bound to hit a fact bump sooner or later.
01/29/2014 2:43pmFor some White House allies, the long list of executive actions President Barack Obama announced in his State of the Union address was marred by a few glaring omissions.
01/29/2014 3:09pmPresident Barack Obama has a new go-it-alone strategy: When Congress blocks his way, the president says he plans to act on his own more often. (He's already done it quite a bit.) Five things to know about executive orders and other presidential edicts:
01/29/2014 4:08pmIn his State of the Union address, President Barack Obama gave a shout out to House Speaker John Boehner, hailing him as the successful son of a saloon keeper. It brought the house down. Less noticed, but perhaps more significant, was his hat tip to Sen. Marco Rubio, singling out the Florida Republican's support for expanding tax benefits for low-income workers.