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

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

Barack Obama : The Bullpen
Paul Brandus

Paul Brandus: Obama's State of the Union speeches, past and present

Washington has changed the president — not the other way around

Barack Obama : Politics
President Obama will deliver his State of the Union address at 9 p.m. ET on Tuesday.

State of the Union: Should Obama get combative with the GOP?

The president is expected to drop bipartisan language in favor of a direct challenge to his ideological opponents

Barack Obama : Analysis
The economy contracted by 0.1 percent in the fourth quarter — certainly unwelcome news for President Obama... right?

Will the GDP dip hurt Obama politically?

The slight economic contraction took experts by surprise, and may play a big role in the looming debate over taxes and spending

Barack Obama : Analysis
President Obama is all smiles with his favorability rating at a three-year high.

President Obama's surging popularity: What it means

The president enters his second term with his highest favorability rating in three years

Barack Obama : Politics
Rep. Marsha Blackburn (R-Tenn.) is demanding proof of President Obama's alleged love of skeet shooting.

Should Obama accept a GOP congresswoman's skeet-shooting challenge?

The president's claim that he shoots guns "all the time" has led to loud guffaws among conservatives

Barack Obama : Politics
Then-Senator Barack Obama in March 2008: Trouble keeping his own promises?

The 180-degree legal transformation of Barack Obama

Obama once disparaged presidents who use executive action to bypass Congress. How quickly things change...

Barack Obama : Opinion Brief
Obama delivers his second inaugural address on Jan. 21 — and boy did it ruffle some feathers.

Does President Obama rely on straw men to attack the GOP?

Echoing a common complaint from the Right, Paul Ryan accuses Obama of building up flimsy GOP arguments just to knock them down

Barack Obama : Politics
"Being true to our founding documents does not require us to agree on every contour of life."

President Obama's inaugural speech: A humanistic view of the Constitution

Obama subtly argues that the founding documents shouldn't obstruct progress

Barack Obama : The List
President Obama dances with his lady in red at the Commander-in-Chief Ball.

Obama's Inauguration Day: The 7 best moments and memes

There was plenty of pomp and gravitas during the celebration of President Obama's second inauguration. These other things happened, too

Barack Obama : Politics
Ronald Reagan at his first inauguration on Jan. 20, 1981, and President Obama at his second on Jan. 21, 2013.

The second inaugural: Is Obama the liberal Reagan?

The president begins his second term with an unabashed paean to progressive values

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