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Obama Joins Ike, The Gipper, Bill And George II In A Club No One Wants To Be In

Clinton began his seventh year with a unique if dubious distinction: He was the only president ever to give a State of the Union speech with impeachment charges pending against him in the Senate.
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Maryland Sen. Catherine Pugh Gets Coveted Spot At State Of The Union

The Baltimore Democrat introduced a bill that mandates certain employers offer workers paid sick leave, helping her win a guest spot at the Tuesday address.
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Virginia Aims To Crack Down On Rising Heroin Use

Attorney General Mark Herring says dealing with the growing problem of heroin addiction will be one of his chief priorities this session.
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White House Seeks More Time From Congress On Iran

There is bipartisan support for sanctions — and a veto threat from the president. His chief of staff, Denis McDonough, says the White House would consider congressional action "later in the year."
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The State Of The Union Is ... 'Free And Restless'?

Looking back, presidents have often characterized the state of the union as "strong," but not always. President Ford described it as "not good."
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State Of The Union Will Tout Progress, But Is The Economy Fixed?

The economy has improved greatly since President Obama took office on Jan. 20, 2009. But is his economic legacy impressive enough to justify taking a victory lap during his State of the Union address?
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State Of The Union: 5 Things To Watch

The prospects for passing major parts of President Obama's agenda are slim to none. So what kind of tone will he take toward Congress?

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Obama, In Tonight's State Of The Union, Will Focus On Middle Class

Despite economic growth and the falling unemployment rate, challenges remain. The president will articulate his vision to a Republican-majority Congress.
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Despite Scandals, Virginia Lawmakers Struggle With Proposed Limits On Gifts

Members of Virginia's General Assembly are talking about creating new limitations on gifts to elected officials. But reforming the system might not be as easy as making a few simple changes.
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Georgia Pushes For An SEC Presidential Primary

Taking inspiration from college football's Southeastern Conference, Georgia's secretary of state is asking other southeastern states to join in a southern primary on March 1.

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