Not sure how affordability and value will be calculated in this.
Obama administration announces it's taking on U.S. News and World Report on this whole college ratings thing.
US News and World Report, already the "report card" many people use for picking colleges, has its own problems, including fudged numbers.
Boehner claps, but does not stand, on immigration reform mention.
Obama's recommendation to keep college costs down ignores declining state contributions to higher ed. Those cuts offset by tuition.
Ad lib! "Now's the time to get it done"
Now's the time to get immigration reform done! (GOP claps because they'll never win another election unless they do.)
Obama says "the time has come to pass comprehensive immigration reform."
"business, labor, law enforcement, and faith communities all agree that the time has come to pass comprehensive immigration reform."
Note: Obama's speechwriters use the serial comma.
No real new specifics on immigration reform. Lots of bipartisan applause; action will be much harder.
Obama wants a comprehensive immigration reform bill in the next few months. Says he will sign it right away. Do you think it will get done?
At least a 10 second delay on the White House online stream.
Note that all Obama really called for was a path to citizenship and a "comprehensive" immigration bill.
RT @michaelscherer: DC translator: On immigration "I applaud their efforts" means "I will continue to stay out the way."
"Send me a comprehensive immigration reform bill in the next few months, and I will sign it right away." Easier said than done.
I wonder what Marco Rubio thinks about Boehner ignoring standing ovation for Obama's call for comprehensive immigration reform?
RT @MegsDubyak: More on @SenSherrodBrown's work to build on #Youngstown hub & create more manuf jobs - as called for in #SOTU: http: ...
No mention of gang of eight proposal (which includes Sen. Marco Rubio) on immigration reform.
RT @cbsnewsman: I wonder what Marco Rubio thinks about Boehner ignoring standing ovation for Obama's call for comprehensive immigration ...
Obama’s plan raises the minimum wage in stages to $9 an hour. At that wage, 20somethings still will be living in their parents’ basements.
Within a few hours, the only part of this speech that people will talk about is the minimum wage proposal.
Did Boehner not clap when Obama said women should earn pay equal to their efforts?
RT @GOPLeader: We can begin immigration reform by helping children, who due to no fault of their own were brought here and who know no o ...
Minimum wage at $9 = still poverty.
RT @KarlRove: Tone on immigration could have been better but could have been much worse. POTUS right to apply as bipartisan efforts, the ...
RT @michaelscherer: I think Biden just gave Boehner some lip over minimum wage. We need a gif, gifmakers.
Minimum wage raise = less gov't reliance might be one of those memes that won't survive.
RT @jeffzeleny: First Romney reference ... tying minimum wage to the cost of living.
Finally, @MittRomney gets his #SOTU shoutout. Doubt he wanted it, though.
Minimum wage of $9 = $18,720, which is a good salary. In Nicaragua.
A downside to automating minimum wage hikes is that it would rob Democrats of an easy populist proposal every few years.
"So here’s an idea that Gov. Romney and I actually agreed on last year: let’s tie the minimum wage to the cost of living"
Will companies wait longer to hire people just to get this proposed incentive?