Don't think @repcorygardner buys it: "My Administration will keep cutting red tape and speeding up new oil and gas permits." #copolitics
Obama: “Volatile gas prices straining the budgets of middle class families:” That’s for sure. Gas $4/hour in MI today. #SOTU
From a climate change perspective, higher gas prices are a good thing. From a political perspective, not so much.
It's a funny needle to thread that the president has to bemoan high gas prices, but also promise to get us off oil.
Meant to say: Obama: “Volatile gas prices straining the budgets of middle class families:” That’s for sure. Gas $4/gallon in MI today.
Siemens is a German company.
Nice dramatic pause after noting the members' "ribbon-cuttings"
Any laugh during a State of the Union is like a laugh given to a CEO making a presentation to the board. Not a real laugh.
Obama proposes a "Fix-It First" program which will target Wreck-It Ralph.
RT @askgeorge: Protecting environment by investing in clean energy will help tackle climate change, grow the #economy for #MiddleClass a ...
Deferred transportation infrastructure maintenance is a big issue for Pa. right now.
What started as aggressive, progressive speech focused on middle class and blue-collar workers now turning back to infrastructure projects.
Not quite a "let's get back on the horse, America!" speech so far. A lot of facts, promises, not a lot of rah-rah. Could use some rah-rah.
Tell China. MT @RonNehring: When govt "invests," it puts taxpayer money at risk. When private sector does, it's private money at risk.
More sad words: "Take a vote, and send me that bill."
RT @jeffedelstein: Not a whisper of a clap for 'ol Joe Lieberman there, eh?
Housing and foreclosures are a huge issue in NE Ohio.
RT @mattderienzo: Glad to see Sen. McCain & at least a few other Republicans wearing Newtown ribbon, if not Boehner. Don't see why i ...
RT @politicalwire: Judge Ginsburg is asleep already
Senate GOP asking why Obama isn't talking about stonewalling the Keystone pipeline
What if Obama could make them vote on proposals right there during the speech? Would more or less get done?
The education section plays much better with the broader audience than the deficit stuff at the beginning.
Dunno - are you saying we should cede to China whatever sector it wants to dominate? MT @RonNehring: Oh, now you want to emulate China?
"Tonight, I propose working with states to make high-quality preschool available to every child in America"
Obama just said "do math," right?
Obama proposes high-quality preschool for all. Research shows particular benefits for low-income, immigrant families.
Problem with increased federal funding for preschool: many states are cutting or let stay flat early childhood education.
RT @brianjameswalsh: Breaking - free pre-school for every child in America AND it won't "add a dime" to the deficit. Can we throw in a U ...
Hard to tell if Boehner is paying attention. Maybe his staff will make a clip show for him
That weak clap was everyone wondering if they just applauded for the Germans.
Expanded pre-K programs, higher minimum wage, cyber-security are new proposals in the State of the Union.
RT @PAGOP: RT @BobbyJindal: @BarackObama says "we can’t just cut our way to prosperity." It may be true, but how does he know? He's neve ...
#racetothetop #sotu New Haven Unified in Union City, with about 13,000 students, was the largest of the California winners in December
Obama talks about working with states to make high-quality preschool available. TX cut prekindergarten grants last legislative session.
Prediction: GOP will call this big-spending: manufacturing centers, pre-school, infrastructure, scientific research and higher education.
RT @poniewozik: Obama gives Brooklyn a shoutout, yet inexplicably camera does not cut to Lena Dunham and the guy from fun. #SOTU
RT @StanHuskey: Translation: more taxes MT @newsheraldjah: "Tonight, I propose working with states to make preschool available to every ...
Obama proposes better high schools, mentioning college partnerships. El Paso school districts, community college are innovators.
Along with some big proposals (gun control, immigration), Obama has stuffed a lot of small-bore proposals, a la Clinton.