State of the Union http://news.stlpublicradio.org en St. Louisans Recall War Hero Lauded During State Of The Union Address http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/st-louisans-recall-war-hero-lauded-during-state-union-address <p>Dear Sgt. 1<sup>st</sup> Class Cory Remsburg:</p><p>St. Louis says, “Hi.”</p><p>With tweets and Facebook posts and all manner of website shout-outs, St. Louisans have been sending well wishes to Sgt. Remsburg, the Army Ranger who was lauded for his determination and courage by President Barack Obama during Tuesday’s State of the Union address.</p> Wed, 29 Jan 2014 22:15:14 +0000 Mary Delach Leonard 33339 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org St. Louisans Recall War Hero Lauded During State Of The Union Address Blunt Offers State of the Union 'Prebuttal' http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/blunt-offers-state-union-prebuttal <p></p><p>U.S. Senator Roy Blunt of Missouri says President Obama has "a lot of explaining to do” in his State of the Union address Tuesday.</p><p>Blunt offered a preemptive rebuttal to the speech in the GOP’s weekly radio address Saturday, saying Americans are suffering under unnecessary regulation and lackluster job creation.</p><p>Obama is expected to call for a “Year of Action” on poverty, but Blunt calls the focus on income inequality “more of the same.”</p> Sat, 25 Jan 2014 19:36:53 +0000 Kelly MacNeil 33260 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Blunt Offers State of the Union 'Prebuttal' Mo. Senators Respond To Obama's Call For More Background Checks For Gun Purchases http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/mo-senators-respond-obamas-call-more-background-checks-gun-purchases <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">During <a href="http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/president-obama-delivers-state-union-address">his State of the Union address last night</a>, President Barack Obama emphasized the need for more background checks for gun buyers, saying that that the majority of Americans favor the proposal as a way to keep firearms out of the hands of criminals.</span></p> Wed, 13 Feb 2013 19:07:21 +0000 Julie Bierach 9267 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Mo. Senators Respond To Obama's Call For More Background Checks For Gun Purchases President Obama Delivers State Of The Union Address http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/president-obama-delivers-state-union-address <p><em>Updated 10:04 p.m. following address and response.</em></p><p>President Obama's delivery of the annual State of the Union address has concluded. For a full breakdown of his remarks, and those of the Republican response, given by&nbsp;<span style="line-height: 1.5;">Sen. Marco Rubio of Florida, check out this <a href="http://www.npr.org/blogs/itsallpolitics/2013/02/07/171410659/live-blog-president-obamas-state-of-the-union-address">post from NPR</a>.</span></p><p><em>Our earlier story:</em></p> Tue, 12 Feb 2013 23:03:49 +0000 Kelsey Proud 9233 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org President Obama Delivers State Of The Union Address Blunt on Mo. presidential primary, State of the Union http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/blunt-mo-presidential-primary-state-union <p>Missouri Senator Roy Blunt says the race for the Republican presidential nomination could still be in play in March when Missouri holds its caucus. But before that, Missouri will hold a meaningless presidential primary on Feb. 7.<br /><br />Blunt, a Republican, says at a time when the state is trying to save money, a primary that has no binding impact should have been eliminated.<br /><br />&quot;But we&#39;re going to have it,&quot; Blunt said. &quot;And that February primary may give some guidance to people going to the March caucuses.&quot;<br /> Tue, 24 Jan 2012 20:54:49 +0000 Julie Bierach 2930 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Blunt on Mo. presidential primary, State of the Union State of the Union: 2012 http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/state-union-2012 <p>Join us tonight beginning at 8 p.m. for live special coverage of the 2012 State of the Union address from NPR.</p><p>As always, you can listen on-air at 90.7 FM or <a href="http://www.stlpublicradio.org/listen.php">online here</a>.</p><p>After President Obama addresses Congress, the Republican response will be given by Indiana Governor <a href="http://www.in.gov/gov/2635.htm">Mitch Daniels</a>.</p><p>What is President Obama expected to touch on during his address? White House Senior Adviser David Plouffe gave NPR <a href="http://www.npr.org/blogs/thetwo-way/2012/01/24/145692553/obama-advisor-plouffe-expect-a-state-of-the-union-heavy-on-the-economy">this preview of the speech</a>. The featured topic of choice? The economy.</p><p>Thanks for joining us!</p><p> Tue, 24 Jan 2012 20:23:19 +0000 St. Louis Public Radio 2929 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org State of the Union: 2012 McCaskill, Blunt weigh in on State of the Union, freeze in spending http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/mccaskill-blunt-weigh-state-union-freeze-spending <p>Missouri's Senators <a href="http://mccaskill.senate.gov/">Claire McCaskill</a> and <a href="http://blunt.senate.gov/public/">Roy Blunt</a> agree that the president's proposal to cut the deficit does not go far enough.</p><p>President Barack Obama proposed a freeze in spending in his <a href="http://www.whitehouse.gov/the-press-office/remarks-president-state-union-address">State of the Union speech</a> last night.</p><p>McCaskill, a Democrat, says the president's spending cuts don't go far enough:</p> Wed, 26 Jan 2011 18:13:08 +0000 Julie Bierach 399 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org McCaskill, Blunt weigh in on State of the Union, freeze in spending