President Barack Obama Addresses 113th Congress, 2nd Session
Mr. Speaker, Mr. Vice President, Members of Congress, my fellow Americans:
Today in America, a teacher spent extra time with a student who needed it, and did her part to lift America’s graduation rate to its highest level in more than three decades.
An entrepreneur flipped on the lights in her tech startup, and did her part to add to the more than eight million new jobs our businesses have created over the past four years.
Responses to Obama’s State of the Union address
Congresswoman Cathy McMorris Rodgers (R-Washington State), January 28, 2014
Tea Party Response
Senator Mike Lee (R-Utah), January 28, 2014
Senator Rand Paul (R-Kentucky), January 28, 2014
Media Commentary and Assessments
Why Obama’s Speech Won’t Work: Dick Morris TV, January 29, 2014
The Washington Times
A Sorry State of the Union
By Andrew Napolitano, January 29, 2014
What if the state of the union is a mess? What if the government spies on all of us all of the time and recognizes no limits to its spying? What if its appetite for acquiring personal knowledge about all Americans is insatiable? What if the government uses the microchips in our cellphones to follow us and listen to us as we move about?
An Instantly Forgettable State of the Union Address
By Guy Benson, January 29, 2014
President Obama delivered an unremarkable speech tonight in which he advocated a number of small-ball initiatives, several of which were repeats from previous years. Virtually nothing in the address was memorable, with one significant exception.
Oil & Gas Journal
SOTU: Obama to stick with ‘all of the above’ energy strategy [Except COAL]
By Nick Snow, January 29, 2014
US President Barack Obama quickly cited the US oil and gas renaissance for helping the nation’s economy recover in the last 5 years, and said in his fifth State of the Union address that natural gas will need to play an even bigger part in the future.
“One of the biggest factors in bringing more jobs back is our commitment to American energy,” Obama said in his Jan. 28 address to Congress and the nation. “The all-of-the-above energy strategy I announced a few years ago is working, and today, America is closer to energy independence than we’ve been in decades.”