Saturday, December 16, 2017

Trumpeting Progress, Obama Urges Return to Civility

Emboldened by the successes of the past seven years, the President took a somewhat nontraditional victory lap in last night’s State of the Union address, the last of his term. Obama employed less of the soaring rhetoric that he is known for and delivered his report card on his administration as well as his vision […]

In Last State of the Union, Legacy and 2016 To Dominate Obama’s Address

President Obama is set to deliver the final State of the Union address of his administration Tuesday night. When he enters the House Chamber to address a joint session of Congress, the Cabinet, Supreme Court Justices and the American people he will be hoping to solidify his legacy, and offer a more optimistic vision for […]

Comentarios from Maria: The State of the Union is Strong

In his annual State of the Union address, President Obama was bold and inspiring, assuring us that the state of the Union is strong. The President challenged the Republican Party, but was conciliatory and hopeful in tone. The speech really should have been called “The Audacity of Progress.” With a new pep in his step […]

First Lady invites DREAMer as guest to State of the Union

Last night’s State of the Union address featured a narrative centered on tax reform, trade, national security, climate change and, of course, immigration reform. To drive home President Obama’s many talking points, the First Lady invited Ana Zamora, a Texas college student and DREAMer, to join her as a guest for the event. “My parents […]

Latino Lawmakers Respond to President’s State of the Union Address

Expectations for the President’s State of the Union Address on Tuesday night were high among Latinos, with leaders from major Latino advocacy groups issuing their own set of policy priorities they wished to see the President tackle in his speech. Following President Obama’s address, Hispanic lawmakers praised his speech for acknowledging those issues they considered […]

Obama says Immigration Reform Difficult in State of the Union Address

President Barack Obama called on lawmakers to work together to pass comprehensive immigration reform in Tuesday’s State of the Union address, but acknowledged it would be a tough battle. “I know that debate will be difficult and take time, but tonight, let’s agree to make that effort,” Obama told the joint session of Congress last […]