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Facts of the union

We found a few overstatements and cherry-picked numbers among the applause lines and proposals in President Obama’s State of the Union address.... Read more»

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Obama’s preschool stretch

The president makes misleading claims in his effort to sell a universal preschool plan.... Read more»

Can vote-by-mail fix those long lines at the polls?

When it comes to absentee and mail-in voting, researchers and voting rights advocates aren’t sure the convenience is worth the potential for hundreds of thousands of rejected ballots.... Read more»1

Obama says we need to fix voting lines. But how?

At last week’s State of the Union address, Michelle Obama was joined by 102-year-old Desiline Victor, who, like many in Florida and elsewhere, waited hours to vote on Election Day. “By the way,” Obama said in his election speech. “We have to fix that.” But how to fix it remains unclear.... Read more»

FactChecking the GOP response

Florida Sen. Marco Rubio and Kentucky Sen. Rand Paul made misleading or exaggerated claims in their responses to President Barack Obama’s State of the Union address.... Read more»

State of the Union speech sparks partisan fundraising pitches

President Barack Obama’s new nonprofit advocacy group, Organizing for Action, is using tonight’s State of the Union address as a fundraising opportunity. The group is emailing supporters asking them to register for a “special online call” following the speech before a joint session of Congress.... Read more»

Obama cites another green company; it immediately goes bankrupt

Just two days after President Obama referenced Ener1, an electric battery maker that received a $118 million grant from the U.S. Department of Energy, the company has filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection.

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Giffords shares special bond with vet invited to State of the Union

Before Gabrielle Giffords inspired the nation, Brian Kolfage – who lost both legs and an arm in a 2004 mortar attack in Iraq – inspired her.... Read more»

Obama talks tech jobs in Az campaign swing

In the shadow of a $5 billion Intel plant being built in Chandler, President Obama said Wednesday that high-tech manufacturing can get the U.S. economy on track. He touted a simple plan to “build stuff, make stuff and sell stuff all over the world.”... Read more»

Buckmaster Show

Buckmaster: State of the Union — everything old is new again?

Today on Buckmaster — Washington contributor Terry Bracy breaks down the State of the Union. Also, a newsmaker interview with Stuart McDaniel, Republican candidate for Pima County Supervisor in District 1. Then, our Blogger Beat spotlights David Safier and Blog for Arizona. Plus, the Assistance League’s upcoming antiques appraisal fundraiser.... Read more»

Factcheck

The state of Obama’s facts

The president’s State of the Union address got the facts right — mostly. Often the president’s facts and figures were accurate — but not the whole story. (with video)... Read more»

Mitch Daniels' Republican response to State of the Union

The full text of Indiana Gov. Mitch Daniels’ Republican response to President Obama’s State of the Union.... Read more»

Full text of Obama's State of the Union

The full text of President Barack Obama’s State of the Union, as provided by the White House.... Read more»3

Obama greets Giffords with big hug at State of the Union

U.S. Rep. Gabrielle Giffords was greeted with applause and a tight hug from President Obama before his State of the Union on Tuesday. (with video)... Read more»

Giffords helps renew call for bipartisan seating at State of the Union

Several members of Arizona’s congressional delegation will sit with members of the opposing party at Tuesday’s State of the Union address by the president. Rep. Gabrielle Giffords will be one of them.... Read more»3

Disabled vet to attend State of the Union as Giffords' guest

Air Force veteran Brian Kolfage’s schedule as a University of Arizona architecture student got a little more interesting this week when he was invited to be a guest of U.S. Rep. Gabrielle Giffords for President Obama’s State of the Union on Tuesday in Washington, D.C.... Read more»

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