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January 31, 2014

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A roundtable discussion on President Obama's 2014 year-of-action agenda, the determined GOP opposition, and chances for bipartisan compromise. Joining Gwen: John Dickerson, Slate Magazine & CBS News; Susan Davis, USA Today; Christie Parson, Tribune News; Todd Purdum, Politico & Vanity Fair.

February 15, 2013

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We look at the President's State of the Union address and his follow-up three-city trip, the key messages in the Sen. Rubio's Republican rebuttal, and former Sen. Chuck Hagel's stalled confirmation. Joining John Dickerson of Slate Magazine: Karen Tumulty, Washington Post;Jeff Zeleny, New York Times; Todd Purdum, Vanity Fair; and Eamon Javers, CNBC.

Watching Obama for Signs of Change

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Obama Speech Will "Throw Down the Gauntlet" to Congress

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Here’s what we know about President Obama’s State of the Union address Tuesday night: It will include some news -- as in new challenges aimed at Congress -- and enough rhetoric about economic growth and job creation to sound familiar to most Americans who worry about continued 8 percent unemployment.

Obama Economy Mission Unfulfilled as He Speaks on State of Union

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President Barack Obama first spoke before a joint session of Congress during the depths of a recession. Four years later, much of the mission he laid out remains unaccomplished.

When Obama delivers his State of the Union address tonight, he’ll still be confronting the central challenge of his presidency: The unemployment rate is only a few tenths of a percentage point lower than it was in February 2009, middle- income Americans are earning less, and the economy stalled in the last three months of 2012.

State of the Union: What Do You Want Obama to Say?

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What is the point of the State of the Union?

The president's annual address to Congress tends to be a laundry list of policy priorities that fails to make much of a splash either inside the Capitol or with the broader public. His opponents are only listening to find things to take issue with, and his allies are mostly just hoping he tosses a mention to their pet causes.

"The Era of Big Government is Over:" Clinton's 1996 State of the Union

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In his 1996 reelection, President Clinton’s tried to claim the role as the fiscal responsibility candidate from the Republicans, much like President Obama is trying to do today. In his State of the Union that year, he famously said, "The era of big government is over." Take a look at the Address, a pivotal moment in his reelection campaign. Original air date: January 26, 1996. Moderator: Ken Bode. Panelists: Gloria Borger, US News and World Report; Alan Murray, Wall Street Journal; Todd Purdum, The New York Times; Mara Liasson, NPR.

January 27, 2012

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Ahead of next week’s Florida Republican primary, the 4 remaining candidates squared off on the ground and in two debates. Plus, following his State of the Union Address, President Obama hit the road to push his economic and jobs plan.  Joining Gwen: Dan Balz, The Washington Post; John Dickerson, Slate Magazine & CBS News; Jackie Calmes, The New York Times; David Wessel, The Wall Street Journal.

The True State of Our Union: Introduction

On The Radar

Listening to Barack Obama’s lengthy State of the Union address in the same week the Republican presidential candidates held more debates in their incessant series was to visit two parallel universes. The economy is getting better. Nope, the economy is a disaster. We need to change the tax code so the rich pay “their fair share.” Oh, no: We need to change the tax code to starve Washington and put more money in all Americans' pockets. Business needs to be regulated. Business needs to be unfettered.

PBS NewsHour: Debating Obama's Vision for the U.S. Economy

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In his State of the Union Address Tuesday night, President Obama spoke about his economic goals for the country. Gwen Ifill discusses the broader points, including fairness, taxes and American manufacturing, with Heather Boushey of the Center for American Progress and Douglas Holtz-Eakin of the American Action Forum.