Barack Obama

The Obama Administration : Politics
Chuck Hagel did not receive money from "Friend of Hamas" — indeed, the group seems to have been a joke made up by a New York Daily News reporter.

The true story behind Chuck Hagel and 'Friends of Hamas'

An incendiary tale that caught fire in the conservative press is apparently bogus

The Obama Administration : Burning Question
NBC and MSNBC have an increasingly large roster of former political players... from David Axelrod to Michael Steele.

David Axelrod joins NBC News: Is the White House running MSNBC?

Former press secretary Robert Gibbs also just joined the liberal cable news giant. And that's making some people suspicious...

The Obama Administration : Analysis
The White House press corps preps to pepper President Obama with questions on Feb. 5. 

Is it time to disband the White House press corps?

The reporters assigned to follow President Obama are frustrated, and they're not the only ones

Obama's Private Life : The List
President Obama arrives at Palm Beach International Airport on Feb. 15 to begin his "secret" vacation.

5 ways of looking at Obama's secret golf game with Tiger Woods

Members of the press are really angry that they didn't even get a photo of the outing. Is there any there there?

The Obama Administration : The List
Republican senators contend that blocking Hagel's confirmation isn't purely political.

The costs of the GOP's Chuck Hagel filibuster

Republicans managed to make history, blocking a Cabinet nominee with majority support. What's the damage?

The Obama Administration : In-depth briefing
Sens. Lindsey Graham (S.C.), center, Kelly Ayotte (N.H.), and John McCain (Ariz.) continue to demand more information about Benghazi in order to vote on Hagel.

The Chuck Hagel filibuster: What do Republicans want?

The GOP is demanding 60 votes to move forward on Obama's defense secretary nomination, but won't use the "F" word

The Obama Administration : Analysis
An "unleashed" president sets his ambitious second-term agenda.

The political failure of Obama's State of the Union proposals

The president's speech: High on rhetoric. Low on political reality

The Obama Administration : The List
The most compelling part of Obama's speech was perhaps his call to Congress to vote on gun-control measures.

Obama's ambitious State of the Union address: 5 takeaways

The president packed a lot of policy, and some potent politics, into his hour-long address to Congress and the nation

Barack Obama : Politics
President Barack Obama delivers his State of the Union speech before a joint session of Congress on February 12.

State of the Union: 6 highlights from President Obama's address

Obama presses the GOP on the budget, calls for a hike in the minimum wage, and makes a forceful argument for more gun control

Barack Obama : Politics
President Barack Obama delivers his State of the Union speech before a joint session of Congress at the U.S. Capitol February 12, 2013.

State of the Union: Full text of President Obama's address

"'It is my task to report the State of the Union — to improve it is the task of us all."

Barack Obama : Live Feed
President Barack Obama, flanked by Vice President Joe Biden and House Speaker John Boehner of Ohio, gives his State of the Union address.

WATCH LIVE: The State of the Union address

President Barack Obama addresses the nation tonight at 9 p.m.

Barack Obama : Twitter Take
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The latest tweets about the State of the Union

Unfiltered, real-time commentary from around the world

Barack Obama : Instant Guide
You can follow the president on Twitter: @BarackObama.

A social media guide to the State of the Union

How to follow along using Facebook, Twitter, Google+, and more

The Obama Administration : Analysis
Lyndon Johnson was the first president to make the State of the Union a primetime event.

Why the State of the Union still matters

The annual address can sometimes resemble an extended television commercial. But it's an important marker by which to judge the president

Barack Obama : The Bullpen
Edward Morrissey

Edward Morrissey: The annual pivot to jobs you can set your watch to

Every year, Team Obama promises to refocus on jobs. And every year, they prove that talk is cheap

The Obama Administration : Instant Guide
President Obama delivers his State of the Union address in 2010.

Obama's State of the Union address 2013: A viewer's guide

Everything you need to know before tuning in to President Obama's last big shot to set the agenda in Washington

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