State of the Union

  • The budget trimming begins, in theory

    Incoming House Speaker John Boehner says his party’s goal is to give the government back to the people. But first, reminds the managing editor of The Hill, they’ll need to figure out a way to fund it in 23 working days or less to avoid a shutdown.

  • Spending vote wanted before State of the Union

    Republicans plan to send President Barack Obama a message just a few hours before his State of the Union speech Tuesday.

  • State of the Union to foreshadow more cuts?

    Federal employees are already the target of cost-cutting. Tuesday’s State of the Union address may offer more ideas of how deep the cutting will go.

  • POLL: What’s the state of the federal government?

    In light of the State of the Union Address, Federal News Radio asks feds what they think is the state of the federal government.

  • What Obama will say about defense in State of the Union

    Politico’s Morning Defense describes what the president is expected to say about the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan and troop drawdowns.

  • Feds’ guide to the State of the Union

    WFED’s Mike Causey and Gov Exec’s Tom Shoop tell federal employees what to watch for in tonight’s address.

  • Obama to propose major government reorganization

    In the State of the Union, the President said he will submit a proposal to Congress to reduce the overlap among agencies. Obama also called for a five-year freeze in domestic spending, but asked lawmakers to do more with entitlement spending. He also promised to continue to invest in innovation and research and development.

  • Obama’s State of the Union decoded

    How did the president do last night in terms of getting his message across? We look at the rhetoric with AU’s Robert Lehrman.

  • State of the Union analysis round-up

    Obama’s words visualized One way to analyze President Obama’s State of the Union is to take a look at the actual words he used. The New York Times compares how many times the president used…

  • Analysis: How will a government reorganization work?

    In his State of the Union address, President Obama said he plans to try to eliminate and reduce the overlap and redundancy that has built up over the last 60 years. How the government restructures…