February 14, 2013 We critique a few of the charts in the White House's State of the Union online presentation.
February 13, 2013 In the State of the Union, Obama defends the legality of drone strikes and promises more openness with Congress.
February 12, 2013 When NPR White House correspondent Ari Shapiro posed that question to his 125,000 Facebook followers, plenty of people jumped at the chance for a show of wit. Let the bon mots roll!
February 12, 2013 Analysts also say North Korea's claim that the device was smaller and lighter than ones it previously tested might be a sign it has moved closer to being able to fit a weapon on to a missile. Leaders around the world are condemning North Korea's actions.
February 9, 2013 Gun control historically has been one of the most divisive issues in Congress, between the parties and even inside the Democratic coalition. Yet some in President Obama's own party say he has put together a gun agenda that is sweeping without being too painful for most Democrats to support.
January 11, 2013 As tradition dictates, the House speaker has invited the president. This year, Speaker John Boehner's office announced, the date will be the second Tuesday in February.
January 25, 2012 Faced with a re-election fight, Bill Clinton used his State of the Union address to declare "the era of big government is over." President Obama focused instead on economic fairness, an issue his mother embraced.
January 24, 2012 The White House uploaded a YouTube video to tout the large role the president had in preparing the speech. But the White House also would provide an enhanced video feed of the speech, with graphics and charts to go with the president's words, as an added value. And officials would engage citizens through social media after the speech, again on the official website.
January 26, 2011 On today's Talk of the Nation, Ken Rudin and the guests assess the State of the Union, the story of a woman jailed for sneaking her kids into a school outside their district, reunions with long-lost siblings, and Kathy Bates.
January 26, 2011 The idea that members of Congress would tout their commitment to bipartisanship by sitting together struck some as inspired — and others as insipid. But based on appearances alone, viewers could be forgiven for thinking the president .
January 25, 2011 Obama will urge his fellow policymakers to get past petty politics to secure the nation's future. The
January 25, 2011 In Political Junkie: Previewing Obama's State of the Union address, a new wrinkle in Rahm Emanuel's plan to be the next mayor of Chicago. Plus: winners are named in the 2010 election contest!
January 25, 2011 We'll begin the day hearing about the movies and actors nominated for Oscars. We'll end the day hearing from President Obama about the "state of the union."
January 24, 2011 Obama will defend federal spending on investments even as Republicans are demanding spending cuts. The investments are necessary for the nation to compete globally in the 21st century, he will say. He's also expected to defend his health care law.