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Obama Outlines Vision, Declaring 'America Is Back'

The economy was the main focus of the president's State of the Union address. Obama offered specific proposals for boosting manufacturing and creating more jobs. He also laid out an optimistic vision of the nation's role in the world. In the GOP response, Indiana Gov. Mitch Daniels said Obama had made the economy worse.
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The Hill: Delays In Obama's Budget And The Congressional Budget Act

Critics are taking President Obama and Senate Democrats to task for not passing a budget, but as Alex Bolton explains, recent legislation has removed most of the bite from budgets.


Live Blog: In Election Year State Of The Union, Obama Restates His Case

The president again laid out his vision for the economy. Republicans say he offered nothing new, and that his policies have been "pro-poverty."

Gingrich Campaign Rides A Financial Roller Coaster

Newt Gingrich celebrated his win in the South Carolina primary with a fundraising blitz — a two-day push to raise as much money as possible. The campaign says it brought in $2 million. That money will come in handy in Florida. But the need for quick fundraising shows the precarious state of the Gingrich campaign's finances.
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One Final Warning For Occupy Campers

Under pressure from a Congressional oversight committee, the head of the National Park Service said they will soon begin enforcing the ban on camping in McPherson Square by booting Occupy protesters.

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Controversial Speaker Will Appear In Ocean City Despite Protests

The Mayor's Prayer Breakfast in Ocean City, Md. will play host to U.S. Army Lieutenant General William Jerry Boykin, over objections from groups who accuse the retired officer of making hateful comments about Islam.


Gingrich Brought Change And Controversy As Speaker

Robert Siegel speaks to Janet Hook of the Wall Street Journal about Newt Gingrich's time as speaker of the House. Hook covered those years as a reporter for the Los Angeles Times. When Gingrich became speaker, he brought a tremendous change to the House and the Republican Party. But he caused a lot of trouble for his rank and file. In 1997, there was a secret attempt to overthrow him as speaker by a group of "back benchers," who thought he was flying off the handle. They wanted a conventional leader, and he kept doing things on his own, without telling people. They felt he was not leading with a steady hand.

Gingrich Works To Gain Support In Florida

While Mitt Romney was focused on the president's speech Tuesday, Newt Gingrich was mostly focused on the task at hand: next Tuesday's Republican primary. Addressing a crowd jammed into the booths at St. Petersberg's Tick Tock Restaurant Tuesday morning, the former speaker referred back to Romney's aggressive attacks at Monday night's debate.

Romney Delivers Economic Speech

Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney campaigned in Florida Tuesday. He delivered an economic speech from a shuttered factory — a studied contrast to the president's State of the Union speech later Tuesday night.