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Meet The YouTube Stars Who Will Interview The President

January 21, 2015 - 5:40pm

On Thursday, President Obama will sit down for a round of unconventional interviews with some unconventional questioners.

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Republican SOTU Responses: Immigration No, But Inmigración Sí

January 21, 2015 - 5:29pm

Iowa Sen. Joni Ernst and Florida Rep. Carlos Curbelo go their separate ways on the most divisive topic their party faces.

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Rep. Van Hollen: Obama's Focused On Helping Middle Class

January 21, 2015 - 4:46pm

Robert Siegel talks to Democratic Congressman Chris Van Hollen of Maryland about President Obama's State of the Union address on Tuesday.

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Sen. Jeff Flake: Republicans Can Work With President On Trade

January 21, 2015 - 4:25pm

Robert Siegel talks to Republican Sen. Jeff Flake of Arizona for his reaction to the State of the Union.

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Obama Draws Battle Lines In State Of The Union Address

January 21, 2015 - 4:25pm

In his State of the Union address, President Obama said he still believed in a United America — one that wasn't divided into red and blue camps. But the reaction to his speech, from both camps, was anything but united.

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Middle Class Economics Dominate Obama's State Of The Union

January 21, 2015 - 4:25pm

President Obama wants to expand an existing tax credit for child care and create a new one for families with two working spouses. He also wants to make two years of community college free and expand access to retirement savings programs.

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Historic Diplomatic Talks Begin In Cuba

January 21, 2015 - 4:25pm

The most high-level U.S. delegation to visit Cuba in 35 years is in Havana for two days of talks. The meetings follow the historic thaw in relations announced simultaneously last month by President Obama and President Raul Castro. The focus of the talks will be migration and the nuts and bolts of restoring diplomatic ties.

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Boehner Invites Israel's Netanyahu To Address Congress On Iran

January 21, 2015 - 1:33pm

The White House, which was not informed of the invitation, called it a departure from diplomatic protocol. House Speaker John Boehner said, "Congress can make this decision on its own."

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Rep. Cole: Obama Used Tax Issue For Partisan Advantage

January 21, 2015 - 7:42am

David Greene talks to Republican Rep. Tom Cole of Oklahoma about his reaction to President Obama's State of the Union speech.

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I'm Over The Moon Obama Brought Up Broadband, Sen. Heitkamp Says

January 21, 2015 - 7:36am

Renee Montagne talks to Democratic Senator Heidi Heitkamp of North Dakota about President Obama's State of the Union address.

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Obama's Speech Included Historic Words

January 21, 2015 - 6:50am

According to observers, it was the first time a president used the words: lesbian, transgender and bisexual in a State of the Union speech. Obama made another first when he mentioned Instagram.

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Obama's Speech Included Historic Words

January 21, 2015 - 6:50am

According to observers, it was the first time a president used the words: lesbian, transgender and bisexual in a State of the Union speech. Obama made another first when he mentioned Instagram.

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Obama Makes The Case For Middle Class Economics

January 21, 2015 - 6:42am

In his State of the Union speech Tuesday night, the president said the economic recovery was taking hold and it was time to ensure more Americans were sharing in the benefits.

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An Emboldened Obama Makes The Case For Middle-Class Economics

January 21, 2015 - 6:42am

In his State of the Union speech Tuesday night, the president said the economic recovery is taking hold and it's time to ensure more Americans are sharing in the benefits.

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Obama State Of The Union Seeks To 'Turn The Page' To A Brighter Chapter

January 21, 2015 - 6:27am

Republicans find Obama galling, in part, because he seems so blithe in defying them. To them, the historical page that is being turned at this moment is the one with Obama's face on it.

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Obama State Of The Union Seeks To 'Turn The Page' To A Brighter Chapter

January 21, 2015 - 6:27am

Republicans find Obama galling, in part, because he seems so blithe in defying them. To them, the historical page that is being turned at this moment is the one with Obama's face on it.

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To Drive Economy Toward Equality, Obama Requests More Spending

January 21, 2015 - 5:03am

His State of the Union address celebrated a year that brought the U.S. jobs and growth, and called on Congress to expand child care and free education. Critics say it's pure politics that won't pass.

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Scandium Middle Man Is A Rare Guy Selling A Rare Element

January 21, 2015 - 5:02am

Our Planet Money team has a story about a man who realized at the time, that he was the only person in the world with his job. It was a job selling something, almost no one wanted.

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Scandium Middleman Is A Rare Guy Selling A Rare Element

January 21, 2015 - 5:02am

Our Planet Money team has a story about a man who realized at the time that he was the only person in the world with his job. It was a job selling something almost no one wanted.

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Obama Will Need GOP Help To Accomplish Some Issues, Rep. Clarke Says

January 21, 2015 - 5:02am

David Greene talks to Democratic Rep. Yvette Clarke of New York. She is the vice chair of the Congressional Black Caucus, and offers reaction to President Obama's State of the Union address.

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