A day after giving the State of the Union address, President Obama began a road trip to sell the economic program and other goals he laid out in his speech. While congressional Democrats said they were invigorated by the president's approach, top Republicans criticized his policies and his pledge to veto bills that could roll back health care and immigration reform.
President Obama is threatening to veto a bill in Congress that would impose new sanctions on Iran, which Obama says could threaten nuclear talks. Speaker John Boehner is also under fire for personally inviting Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu to address Congress next month.
Obama Calls For Criminal Justice Reform During SOTU Address
We may have different takes on the events of Ferguson and New York. But surely we can understand a father who fears his son can’t walk home without being harassed. Surely we can understand the wife who won’t rest until the police officer she married walks through the front door at the end of his shift
President Obama goes to Capitol Hill Tuesday night to update Congress on the State of the Union. His speech comes during the best economic conditions of his presidency, but the worst political conditions. For the first time, he'll address a Republican-led House and Senate.
With his popularity ratings starting to improve as a result of an improving economy and lower unemployment, President Barack Obama is preparing to focus on his domestic accomplishments in his upcoming State of the Union address.