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January 30, 2010 | By Peter Nicholas
In his State of the Union speech, President Obama spooled out a long list of proposals to lift the economy, create jobs and carry out his broader policy agenda. Some of the ideas are new; others had been announced. The following is a summary of the initiatives cited in the speech and where they stand: The economy and jobs To ease unemployment, Obama urged Congress to pass a jobs bill. The House narrowly passed a $174-billion measure in December, but the Senate has yet to act. The bill is one of Obama's main vehicles for jump-starting employment, which is the centerpiece of his 2010 agenda.
Steven Jay Ipsen, a deputy district attorney in the San Fernando Courthouse, wondered whether he'd finally be able to buy a house with the help of the $5,000 tax credit proposed by President Bush. "I've been a lawyer for five years, making a good salary, and I still cannot afford to buy my first house," the 30-year-old Mission Hills resident said. "The tax credit would make a difference for me."
President Bush, driven by the crumbling of communism abroad and increasing pressure for defense cuts at home, called Wednesday for deep reductions in U.S. and Soviet troop levels in Europe. In his first State of the Union address to Congress, the President proposed a further reduction in military manpower in Central and Eastern Europe to 195,000 on each side. Arms negotiators in Vienna had been aiming toward a target of 275,000 troops for each.
March 10, 2010 | By David G. Savage
Chief Justice John G. Roberts Jr. told law students Tuesday that he found it "very troubling" to be surrounded by loudly cheering critics at President Obama's State of the Union address, saying it was reason enough for the justices not to attend the annual speech to Congress. "To the extent the State of the Union has degenerated into a political pep rally, I'm not sure why we are there," Roberts said at the University of Alabama School of Law. Obama's speech in January came a week after the high court ruled 5 to 4 that corporations had a free-speech right to spend unlimited sums to elect or defeat candidates for office.
January 25, 2011 | By James Oliphant, Washington Bureau
WASHINGTON -- Senate Democrats on Tuesday launched a preemptive strike on Rep. Paul Ryan, who will deliver the official Republican response to President Obama's State of the Union address. Ryan, who turns 41 later this week, is viewed as a rising star of the party, a budget hawk who hasn't been afraid to spark conversations about taking on entitlement programs such as Medicaid and Social Security. For months, Democrats have tried to tie Ryan's past proposals to reshape both programs to the rest of the GOP. Since Ryan has taken the helm of the House Budget Committee, the Wisconsinite has been more circumspect in his words.
January 29, 2002
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January 28, 1998
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January 5, 1990 | United Press International
President Bush will deliver his State of the Union address on Jan. 31 before a joint session of Congress, officials announced Thursday. The address, which will follow by two days the submission of his proposed budget for the fiscal year, will be Bush's first formal State of the Union speech, although he spoke before both houses shortly after his inauguration last year. Bush had planned to submit his proposed budget for fiscal 1991 on Jan. 22. But earlier this week Budget Director Richard G.
January 26, 1994 | Associated Press
President Clinton opened his State of the Union Address Tuesday night with a joke on himself about a mix-up with the TelePrompTer the last time he spoke before Congress. "I am not sure what speech is in the TelePrompTer tonight, but I hope we can talk about the State of the Union," Clinton said to laughter. He was referring to his address to Congress last Sept. 22 outlining his health care program.
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