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Obama's And Daniels' Speeches Follow Classic Party Lines

ANALYSIS: There were appeals to what unites Americans, and even to what may unite the warring parties in Washington. But the spirit and bite of the address were in the throwing down of the gauntlet.

Mixed Evidence Of Obama's Post-Partisan Presidency

In an article in The New Yorker, author Ryan Lizza describes President Obama as someone who spoke of a post-partisan world but also made calculated political moves. The article is called "The Obama Memos." Steve Inskeep talks to Lizza about the president's State of the Union address.
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Local Lawmakers React To State Of The Union

Local Republicans were less than thrilled during the State of the Union to hear the President talk about bypassing Congress for some of his proposals for the coming year.


Obama, At Crossroads, Takes Different Route Than Clinton In '96

Faced with a re-election fight, Bill Clinton used his State of the Union address to declare "the era of big government is over." President Obama focused instead on economic fairness, an issue his mother embraced.

Gingrich Draws Enthusiastic Crowds In Florida

The Republican presidential candidates continue campaigning in Florida in advance of next Tuesdays GOP primary. Newt Gingrich, who is leading the polls, made a series of stops along the state's Gulf Coast. He attacked President Obama for high gas prices.

Romney Chides Obama For Not Fixing Housing Crisis

Mitt Romney has spent a lot of his time in Florida talking about home foreclosures. The housing crisis is one of the few problems that Romney can use to attack both his Republican rival Newt Gingrich and President Obama.

Obama Campaign Sees Shift In Arizona Politics

President Obama visits Phoenix Wednesday as part of a five-state campaign tour. The campaign thinks it can win Arizona, and that's an unlikely ambition for this conservative state. But Obama might have a chance. Unlikely upsets have dominated Arizona politics lately. The electorate is in flux.