Editor's note: Matt Walton a technology and engineering education teacher at Glen Allen High School in Henrico County, Virginia. He has a master's degree in education and a bachelor of science degree in technology education from North Carolina State University.
President Obama delivered a State of the Union address Tuesday that was deeply saturated with the message of income inequality, a populist idea that the White House hopes will resonate on the campaign trail.
Last month, in his State of the Union address, President Barack Obama talked about winning the future. One way in which we can help win the future is by closing the technology gap between the government and private sector -- and leveraging recent advances in information technology to serve the American people better.
The Obama administration is proposing to spend $53 billion over the next six years to help promote the construction of a national high-speed, intercity passenger rail network, Vice President Joe Biden announced Tuesday.
Asked last year by a key Republican lawmaker to weigh in on the regulatory barriers businesses face, more than 100 companies and industry groups have returned a litany of complaints about federal red tape.
In his State of the Union address, President Obama promised to put Americans to work rebuilding the nation's crumbling infrastructure. That's a wonderful goal, but I'm most impressed with how he proposed to pay for it -- by "attracting private investment" and choosing projects based on "what's best for the economy, not politicians."
Life as an entrepreneur can be exciting, but Brandon Fisher is really taking it to new levels: Not only did he help save the 33 miners trapped in a mine in Chile last year, he was prominently featured in Tuesday night's State of the Union address, which he was invited to attend in person.
President Obama struck an optimistic tone on the economy during last night's State of the Union speech, but much of it still focused on efforts to boost employment and help businesses expand and compete. There were no shots at corporate greed as he's made in the past -- instead there was a call for lower corporate taxes. In recent weeks and months, the President has made strides in mending the White House's tarnished relationship with the corporate sector, which has sounded alarms about policies that stifle growth.
In his State of the Union address Tuesday night, President Barack Obama told lawmakers who were sitting alongside colleagues from across the aisle, "What comes of this moment will be determined not by whether we can sit together tonight, but whether we can work together tomorrow."
President Barack Obama delivered a 61-minute State of the Union address Tuesday with a new theme -- putting his emphasis on investing in making America's economy more competitive in a more challenging world.
While the president's State of the Union address was filled with applause lines that brought many fellow Democrats to their feet, one part in particular rankled some key members of his party: "If a bill comes to my desk with earmarks inside, I will veto it."
On Tuesday night, President Barack Obama urged Americans to "win the future," holding out a vision of a federal government fostering advances in science and technology as it did during the days of the space race.
Shortly after losing the majority in the House during the midterm elections, can you guess what president said, "There are ways of disagreeing; men who differ can still work together sincerely for the common good. We shall be risking the nation's safety and destroying our opportunities for progress if we do not settle any disagreements in this spirit..."
Six Supreme Court justices will attend the State of the Union address, according to a court spokesperson. This follows a yearlong controversy over the traditional presence of members of the high court, following direct criticism of the bench by President Barack Obama at the 2010 address.
Mayor Michael Bloomberg on Monday joined the eldest son of slain civil rights leader Martin Luther King Jr. to call for stricter gun legislation in the wake of the Arizona shootings that left six people dead and 13 wounded.
President Barack Obama will give his second State of the Union address Tuesday, his first since Democrats suffered major setbacks in the November elections. Two CNN contributors, syndicated columnist Roland Martin and Redstate.com editor Erick Erickson, offer their views.
Tuesday's State of the Union address will be watched closely not only for what is said, but also for who will there in person to hear it -- especially the black-robed members of the U.S. Supreme Court.
Many political analysts are urging President Obama to give a State of the Union Address that is conciliatory toward Republicans and that acknowledges that voters are unhappy with the direction of his policies.
In a symbolic gesture toward more civil political discourse, Democratic Sen. Charles Schumer and Republican Sen. Tom Coburn said Sunday they will sit together at the upcoming State of the Union address.
The Supreme Court under Chief Justice John Roberts is marking its fifth year under his leadership, with a high-powered bench that has been invigorated with four new members in that time to make for a shaky, divided conservative majority.