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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»

President Barack Obama speaks to Congress during the State of the Union on Tuesday.

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. Read more» 2

Brian Kolfage, who lost both legs and an arm in a 2004 attack in Iraq, served on a veterans advisory committee for former Rep. Gabrielle Giffords, D-Tucson, but said he was surprised when she invited him to attend the State of the Union on Tuesday.

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»

President Obama waves to the crowd at the Intel campus in Chandler on Wednesday. Obama was there to discuss high-tech job creation and tour the computer chipmaker's facility.

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»

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»

President Obama addresses Congress on Tuesday.

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»

Indiana Gov. Mitch Daniels gives the Republican response to President Barack Obama's State of the Union.

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

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

Giffords is embraced by President Obama before the 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 only appearance at the Capitol since the shooting was to vote on the debt ceiling bill last August.

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

Brian Kolfage, an Air Force veteran and UA architecture student, will travel to Washington for President Obama's State of the Union as a guest of U.S. Rep. Gabrielle Giffords.

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»

Before she resigns her office this week, U.S. Rep. Gabrielle Giffords will attend President Obama's State of the Union on Tuesday in Washington, D.C. Read more» 2

President Obama speaks with White House Counsel Kathryn Ruemmler in the Oval Office on Wednesday.

A recent set of speeches and announcements by the president and other senior administration officials mark out important new economic initiatives likely to underpin the president's State of the Union address on Tuesday. Read more» 1

Sarah Palin and Michele Bachmann are running for President—against each other. This should be fun… Read more» 2

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Ryan and Bachmann made two new false claims, and repeated other talking points, in their responses to the president's State of the Union address. Read more»

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