The Supreme Court today heard arguments testing whether states may prohibit candidates for judgeships from soliciting campaign donations personally.
The "State of the Union Machine" randomly generates text based on different presidents' actual speeches. Their words and phrases can be patched together to create a multi-administration text.
This year, the many of the policy initiatives in President Obama's State of the Union address have been anything but closely guarded secrets. The president has previewed several proposals in the days leading up to the speech. And media consumers now have more options than ever for taking in the speech.
When President Obama delivers his State of the Union address on Tuesday, there's likely to be a deep partisan divide on many of the proposals. Trade is one area where Republicans will be applauding while many Democrats are sitting on their hands.
A preview of what to listen for in President Obama's State of the Union address.
Clinton began his seventh year with a unique if dubious distinction: He was the only president ever to give a State of the Union speech with impeachment charges pending against him in the Senate.
Looking back, presidents have often characterized the state of the union as "strong," but not always. President Ford described it as "not good."
There is bipartisan support for sanctions — and a veto threat from the president. His chief of staff, Denis McDonough, says the White House would consider congressional action "later in the year."
The economy has improved greatly since President Obama took office on Jan. 20, 2009. But is his economic legacy impressive enough to justify taking a victory lap during his State of the Union address?
The prospects for passing major parts of President Obama's agenda slim to none. So what kind of tone will he take toward Congress?
Despite economic growth and the falling unemployment rate, challenges remain. The president will articulate his vision to a Republican-majority Congress.
President Obama is preparing to deliver his sixth State of the Union address Tuesday night. He plans to focus on the middle class. Steve Inskeep talks to White House Chief of Staff Denis McDonough.
Taking inspiration from college football's Southeastern Conference, Georgia's secretary of state is asking other southeastern states to join in a southern primary on March 1.
When the Supreme Court issued its ruling in the Citizens United case, that opened the door for secret donors to make big-dollar contributions and up spending in elections.
The IRS commissioner warns that congressionally mandated budget cuts are hurting the agency's ability to crack down on tax cheats, process timely refunds and even staff its help lines.
If Elkhart County, Ind. was the symbol of the recession, then Ed Neufeldt was the face of the unemployed worker. Elkhart's economy has recovered but Neufeldt is still struggling to bounce back.
Once, judicial elections were a pretty tame affair, with relatively little money spent. Not anymore. On Tuesday the Supreme Court hears arguments on how candidates should be allowed to gather funding.
When President Obama delivers his State of the Union address Tuesday, he'll be speaking to a Congress dominated by Republicans. At least he can take comfort in the fact that the moment has precedent: Second-term presidents have often found themselves addressing a chamber stocked with the opposition.
The Obama administration is looking to the private sector to help finance costly improvements to the nation's aging infrastructure.
President Obama has made it clear he does not want to be a lame duck. His State of the Union speech is a chance to show he won't be one. We examine how lame duck presidents have succeeded and failed.