“The true state of the union lies in your heart and in your home”—Rep. Cathy McMorris Rodgers

  By Dave Andrusko Give President Obama credit. His State of the Union address was everything his administration said in advance it would be: Mr. Go it Alone. And then there was the Republican response, delivered by pro-life House Republican Conference Chair Cathy McMorris Rodgers (R-Wash.). She is the mother of three children and the …

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The President’s State of the Union address: Reviews are not favorable

  By Dave Andrusko Granted, pro-lifers would not have been expected to anticipate much from President Obama’s State of the Union address last night. Indeed, for that matter, given his struggles over most of the last year, probably only his staunchest supporters could’ve expected (hoped for?) an extra-base hit from the President. Instead, it’s arguable …

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Obama to “go it alone” in tonight’s SOTU address

  By Dave Andrusko Thanks to those who dropped me a line about our two posts yesterday anticipating tonight’s State of the Union Address (nrlc.cc/1f8Eq3y and nrlc.cc/1neeUOC). A common denominator in today’s stories about the upcoming presidential address is found in this headline: “State of the Union: Obama to lay out go-it-alone approach.” By that …

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President Obama and the State of the Union Address: Part One of Two

  By Dave Andrusko Even five+ years into his presidency, much of the coverage of Barack Obama still holds tenaciously to the point of view that all would be well if it weren’t for those recalcitrant Republicans. That the President routinely disses Republicans and pretends he is reaching for common ground the same time he …

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President Obama and the State of the Union Address: Part Two of Two

  By Dave Andrusko When I first posted “President Obama and the State of the Union Address: Part One of Two” earlier today, somehow I had missed a weekend story about the Washington Post-ABC News poll of 1,003 adults which included this stunning conclusion from the Post’s Dan Balz and Peyton M. Craighill: “Just 37 …

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The Startling contrast between President Obama’s and Senator Rubio’s remarks last night

By Dave Andrusko Life is full of interesting twists and occasional awkward moments. But pro-life Senator Marco Rubio is handling his faux pas last night (while responding to the President’s State of the Union Address, Rubio unexpectedly grabbed a bottle to take a sip of water) with humor and grace. No big deal—and it was …

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