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January 25, 2011

Okay, we're back to the old partisanship. Democrats stood and applauded Obama's mention of his health-care law. Republicans sat in stony silence. As they should...

Obama: "To reduce barriers to growth and investment, I’ve ordered a review of government regulations. When we find rules that put an unnecessary burden on...

Obama is mixing rhetoric about the Internet with talk about high-speed rail. But does anyone other than mass-transportation true believers really believe that high-speed railroads...

The atmosphere in the room actually does seem less partisan than usual. Lawmakers who abstain from clapping or giving standing ovations are not as noticeable. That could...

Both parties applauded Obama's passage about immigration. I guess most Republicans were applauding his line about enforcing our laws, and most Democrats were applauding his...

The mixed seating is making it hard on some members to know whether they should stand or even applaud. During the passage on teachers, some...

The first true potshot from the podium was aimed at oil companies and the removal of various subsidies given them. Everybody hates oil companies....

Russia has better roads than the United States?...

This: None of us can predict with certainty what the next big industry will be, or where the new jobs will come from. And this: We're telling America's...

Stop giving tax breaks to oil companies! Let's have lots of good energy by 2035! Help a roofer!...

The president's talk about the government's role in the race for space is intended to make the link between his "investments" in "clean energy" and...

President Obama is still talking American greatness: “What we can do – what America does better than anyone – is spark the creativity and imagination...