On MSNBC News Wednesday night, "Hardball" host Chris Matthews gave an odd take on President Obama's first State of the Union. He told Keith Olbermann that during Obama's speech, "I forgot he was black."
President Obama took the podium on Capitol Hill to lay out a broad agenda in his first State of the Union address Wednesday night. Washington Post reporters who cover the president, Congress, politics and policy are your guides with a blow-by-blow reckoning of the president's speech.
White House Chief of Staff Rahm Emanuel told Katie Couric of "CBS Evening News" that Democrats could have won the special election in Massachusetts earlier this month. But he denied that the Obama administration could have done more.
President Obama's State of the Union address includes a commitment to passing health care reform.
In tonight's State of the Union address, President Obama will talk about new reforms to close end the "deficit of trust" when it comes to government.
When the GOP's congressional leaders -- Rep. John Boehner and Sen. Mitch McConnell --asked Gov. Bob McDonnell to deliver their party's response to President Obama's State of the Union address one of his first considerations was: Where to speak from?