Top 10 State of the Union Stories

Featured Article, Politics
on January 13, 2016

On Tuesday, President Barack Obama recapped his accomplishments during his time in office during his final State of the Union address, and then documented the remaining goals for his term with a peppering of humor. Key topics included the President’s concerns regarding the state of America’s political system, alternative energy sources and economic opportunity—not to mention a host of foreign policy issues including (maybe?) jabs at a few of the 2016 presidential hopefuls.

Here are the most socially shared responses to the State of the Union address.


J. Scott Applewhite for The Associated Press

J. Scott Applewhite for The Associated Press

Fact Check: Top 10 Lies in Obama’s State of the Union

Breitbart | President Barack Obama promised his final State of the Union address would be short. Dana Bash of CNN called it “low-energy.” One thing it was not was accurate

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After Obama Seemingly Takes a Jab at Him in SOTU Speech, Ted Cruz Responds — and Doesn’t Mince Words

The Blaze | Republican presidential hopeful Ted Cruz responded Tuesday night to an apparent jab President Barack Obama took at him in his final State of the Union address…

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Obama Confronts Americans’ Fears in State of the Union Speech

The New York Times | President Obama on Tuesday set forth an ambitious vision for America’s future but conceded his own failure to heal the political divisions holding back progress…

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State of the Union: Barack Obama sells optimism to nervous nation

CNN | Putting aside a sudden crisis with Iran, President Barack Obama on Tuesday urged Americans in his final State of the Union address to reject the politics of tribalism and fear that have rocked the campaign to find his successor…

9,583 Social Shares


Obama goes it alone in his last State of the Union

CNN | The White House says President Barack Obama’s State of the Union address Tuesday night will be non-traditional. What that means: Obama will be talking about himself, not asking Congress for a long list of items he knows he’ll never get…

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RECAP: President Obama’s Final State of the Union Address

NBC News | President Barack Obama delivered his final State of the Union address Tuesday, calling for “a better politics” that rejects discrimination and fear towards outsiders…

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Joe Biden Gets New Assignment to Lead Fight Against Cancer in SOTU

ABC News | Vice President Joe Biden appeared surprised at getting a shout out – and new assignment – during tonight’s State of the Union. President Obama singled out the fight to cure cancer as one of the goals of his administration in its final year…

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Stephen Crowley for The New York Times

This Is What The Empty Seat At Obama’s State Of The Union Means

ThinkProgress | For the past three and a half years, ever since her son Alex was killed in an Aurora, Colorado movie theater, Caren Teves has left an empty seat at her family’s dining room table. The extra place setting is particularly hard to bear…

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The Language of the State of the Union

The Atlantic | “He shall from time to time give to the Congress Information of the State of the Union,” stipulates Article Two of the Constitution, “and recommend to their Consideration such Measures as he shall judge necessary and expedient.” … 

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Breaking: Rep. Steve King Walks Out on Obama SOTU – Didn’t Want to be ‘Lectured to’

The Gateway Pundit | Rep. Steve King (R-IA) walked out on Barack Obama’s final State of the Union Address on Tuesday night. Rep. King later told Charlie Spiering why he left the speech…

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