In Tuesday's State of the Union address, President Obama turned that old feminist rallying cry that "the personal is political" on its ear with a long list of proposals that argued that the personal is economic -- and the economic is political.
President Barack Obama did some cherry-picking Tuesday night in defense of his record on jobs and the economy. Here's a look at some of the claims in his State of the Union speech, a glance at the Republican counterargument and how they fit with the facts.
President Obama has a lot to cover in tonight's State of the Union, from guns to global warming to trade to jobs. But it'll be the economy that gets the most attention, and that's a battleground where he's been on a roll lately.
As President Barack Obama delivers his State of the Union speech Tuesday night, he presides over an economy much healthier than the one he inherited four years ago. Yet growth remains slow and unemployment high.