obama state of the union

Fact-Checking Obama's State of the Union Speech

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.

State of the Union: How Obama Will Use His Bully Pulpit

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.

How the State of the Economy Has Changed Under Obama

Upon taking office in 2009, Obama inherited two costly wars and an economy that had violently imploded just months before. What's changed since then? Quite a bit, but the record is decidedly mixed. Here's a midterm report card of key indicators of the country's economic health.