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  USA-Presidents.Info - State of the Union Addresses of the American Presidents
The State of the Union is an annual address presented before a joint session of Congress and held in the House of Representatives Chamber at the U.S. Capitol.
Prior to the 20th Century, the State of the Union was referred to as the President's Annual Message.
Regardless, they were perceived as being State of the Union Addresses by the press and the public at the time they were delivered and are commonly remembered as being State of the Union Addresses.
www.usa-presidents.info /union   (420 words)

 U.S. Senate: Art & History Home > State of the Union Address
On January 23, 2007, President George W. Bush will fulfill his constitutional duty to "give to the Congress Information on the State of the Union" (Article II, Section3).
Franklin Roosevelt referred to it as the "State of the Union Address," a title that became official during the Truman administration.
The first radio broadcast of the message occurred in 1923, and the 1947 address was the first televised.
www.senate.gov /artandhistory/history/common/generic/News_State_of_the_Union.htm   (193 words)

 ABC News: Bush's State of the Union in Historical Terms   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-20)
President Bush prepares for the State of the Union in the Family Theater of the White House, Feb. 1.
While the State of the Union address was originally meant as a report to the legislative branch of the government, the invention of radio and television changed the primary audience from Congress to the American people.
Typically, the State of the Union address serves as a warehouse of ideas, political arguments and sound bites we will hear the president make over the course of the year as he tries to implement his proposals.
abcnews.go.com /Politics/StateOfTheUnion/story?id=461827&page=1   (920 words)

 CBC News Indepth: State of the Union
From there, the state of the union message rose to an event of public importance in parallel with the rise of electronic media.
The state of the union message, whether delivered or sent, has contained much that is memorable over its two centuries: Monroe spelled out his doctrine (Old World must not meddle in New World) and Jimmy Carter spelled out his (The U.S. will not look kindly on anyone messing around in the Persian Gulf).
It's arguable that the state of the union address is less important than it was a half-century ago, now that the media are everywhere, all the time, and now that the president is quoted endlessly and is about as visible as your local TV weatherguy.
www.cbc.ca /news/background/stateoftheunion   (877 words)

 The State of the Union: A Focus on the Middle East
This State of the Union address was an expression of his commitment to finish the job.
All in all, the President’s State of the Union speech was an upbeat and optimistic approach to the Middle East.
State of the Union 2007: Recognizing the Threat of Strategic Oil Dependency by Ariel Cohen, Ph.D. January 24, 2007
www.heritage.org /Research/MiddleEast/wm651.cfm   (1166 words)

 State of the Union   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-20)
SOTU allows you to explore how specific words gain and lose prominence over time, and to link to information on the historical context for their use.
SOTU focuses on the relationship between individual addresses as compared to the entire collection of addresses, highlighting what is different about the selected document.
SOTU maps the significant content of each State of the Union address so that users can appreciate its key terms and their relative importance.
stateoftheunion.onetwothree.net   (826 words)

 Reagan's First State of the Union - 1982
Reagan's first State of the Union address was his first major address following a failed assassination attempt on the president by John Hinckley outside Washington's Hilton Hotel.
To understand the State of the Union, we must look not only at where we are and where we're going but where we've been.
That is why I can report to you tonight that in the near future the State of the Union and the economy will be better much better if we summon the strength to continue on the course that we've charted.
www.nationalcenter.org /ReaganStateofUnion82.html   (4801 words)

 State of the Union Addresses of the Presidents of the United States
In the strict constructionist style of 19th Century presidents, Coolidge's remaining State of the Unions (1924-28) and all four of Hoover's (1929-32) were written.
An additional fact is that the State of the Union is delivered near the beginning of each session of Congress.
Since 1934, the State of the Union is delivered near the beginning such year, with some presidents delivering a final message at the end of their last term (Truman, Eisenhower, Johnson, Ford, and Carter).
www.presidency.ucsb.edu /sou.php   (580 words)

 State of the Union   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-20)
State Rep. John White says Gov. Ted Strickland is giving "appearance of complete incompetence" in his handling of staff changes at the Office of Faith-Based and Community Initiatives.
A missed deadline may have cost the state of Ohio an opportunity to participate in a legal case deemed "extremely important" to whether Medicaid recipients may choose their own service providers.
''This appears to be an attempt by the teachers' unions and activists to conduct the greatest raid on the treasury of Ohio in the state’s history.
ohiogop.blogs.com /state_of_the_union   (2673 words)

 Post Mortem: State of the Union
The split between "red" states and "blue" states has never been wider, but one type of candidate is bridging that gap: businessmen.
The sentence containing the thought, "The State of the Union is XXXX" is always one of the most labored-over parts of a speech.
Usually it has some kind of artful tied-to-the-times way of saying, "The State of the Union is strong." This is as simple and understated a way of making the point as we've seen in many years.
www.theatlantic.com /doc/200602u/state-of-the-union   (1977 words)

 State of the Union - Free Searchable Version
The State of the Union Address is an annual event in which the President of the United States reports on the status of the country.
For many years, the speech was referred to as "the President's Annual Message to Congress." The actual term "State of the Union" did not become widely used until after 1935 when Franklin D. Roosevelt began using the phrase.
The State of the Union Addresses from 1790 through 2001 are from Project Gutenberg.
www.asksam.com /ebooks/StateOfTheUnion   (592 words)

 Amazon.com: State of the Union: DVD: Spencer Tracy,Katharine Hepburn,Van Johnson,Angela Lansbury,Adolphe Menjou,Lewis ...   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-20)
"State of the Union" may not be one of Frank Capra's best films, nor is it the best pairing of Katherine Hepburn and Spencer Tracy, one of Hollywood's greatest couples (both on-screen and in real life).
Granted, State of the Union won't be remembered as one of the best Capra films or Tracy/Hepburn pairing, but it's still a gratifying classic film.
"State of the Union" is rarely considered one of Capra's best works simply because he had less of an impact than usual because it was based on such a successful play, but it is certainly in keeping with the ideological perspective of more celebrated Capracorn films such as "Meet John Doe" and "Mr.
www.amazon.com /State-Union-Frank-Capra/dp/B000FVQLLQ   (2762 words)

 * * * * State of the Union 2006 * * * *
President George W. Bush reads over a draft of his State of the Union speech in the Oval Office Tuesday morning, Jan. 31, 2006, in preparation for the annual address to the nation that evening.
In recent years, you and I have taken unprecedented action to fight AIDS and malaria, expand the education of girls, and reward developing nations that are moving forward with economic and political reform.
The United States could have accepted the permanent division of Europe, and been complicit in the oppression of others.
www.whitehouse.gov /stateoftheunion/2006/index.html   (5456 words)

 Amazon.ca: State of the Union: DVD: Frank Capra,Carl "Alfalfa" Switzer,Stanley Andrews,Sam Ash,Florence Auer,Frank ...   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-20)
Frank Capra's only MGM film, State of the Union was adapted by Anthony Veiller and Myles Connolly from the Pulitzer Prize-winning play by Howard Lindsay and Russell Crouse.
Because the television rights to State of the Union belonged to Capra's Liberty Films, the picture was released to TV by MCA rather than MGM's syndication division.
"State Of The Union" is at the same time an amusing and intelligent movie, it's recommendable for all the fans of Frank Capra, Katharine Hepburn and Spencer Tracy.
www.amazon.ca /State-Union-Frank-Capra/dp/B000FVQLLQ   (2341 words)

 President Delivers State of the Union Address
States like these, and their terrorist allies, constitute an axis of evil, arming to threaten the peace of the world.
We will work closely with our coalition to deny terrorists and their state sponsors the materials, technology, and expertise to make and deliver weapons of mass destruction.
The United States of America will not permit the world's most dangerous regimes to threaten us with the world's most destructive weapons.
www.whitehouse.gov /news/releases/2002/01/20020129-11.html   (3736 words)

 First State of the Union Address - George Washington - 1790
There was reason to hope, the pacifick measures adopted with regard to certain hostile tribes of Indians, would have relieved the inhabitants of our southern and western frontiers from their depredations.
Various considerations also render it expedient, that the terms on which foreigners may be admitted to the rights of Citizens, should be speedily ascertained by a uniform rule of naturalization.
I HAVE directed the proper officers to lay before you respectively such papers and estimates as regards the affairs particularly recommended to your consideration, and necessary to convey to you that information of the state of the union, which it is my duty to afford.
ahp.gatech.edu /first_state_union_1790.html   (489 words)

 State of the Union News
State of the Union News continually updated from thousands of sources around the net.
More infuriating than anything President Bush said in his State of the Union address was what he didn't say.
The key paragraph in President Bush's State of the Union speech was this: This is not the fight we entered in Iraq, but it is the fight we're in.
www.topix.net /us/state-of-the-union   (838 words)

 Weekend America >> Saturday, January 20, 2007 >> State of the Union
Every year embedded in the president's state of the union address is a sentence that goes something like this: "Tonight the state of our union is...dot dot dot." and then the nation's health is boiled down into one word or phrase.
But there are hundreds of other ways one might describe the state of the union right now.
We asked some of our favorite writers and thinkers from around the country to give us their own perspective on what the state of the country is right now.
weekendamerica.publicradio.org /programs/2007/01/20/state_of_the_union.html   (437 words)

 Post Mortem: State of the Union
And tonight, I have a high privilege and distinct honor of my own—as the first President to begin the State of the Union message with these words: Madam Speaker.
My second proposal is to help the states that are coming up with innovative ways to cover the uninsured.
States that make basic private health insurance available to all their citizens should receive federal funds to help them provide this coverage to the poor and the sick.
www.theatlantic.com /doc/200701u/state-of-the-union   (1797 words)

 NPR News - State of the Union Speech - 2002
NPR News - State of the Union Speech - 2002
Read a transcript of the State of the Union speech.
The 43rd president's initial State of the Union address followed a dramatic first year in office punctuated by the Sept. 11 attacks, the assault on Afghanistan and the sudden vulnerability of the American economy.
www.npr.org /news/specials/sou/2002/020129.bushunion.html   (1016 words)

 State of the Union - Salon   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-20)
The president is planning to pump up ethanol, again, in his State of the Union speech.
On the eve of the State of the Union, a new poll is nothing but grim for the president.
State of the Union, articles 1 - 13 of 45 1 2
dir.salon.com /topics/state_of_the_union   (342 words)

 washingtonpost.com: Transcript: Bush's 2005 State of the Union Address
In Iraq, 28 countries have troops on the ground, the United Nations and the European Union provided technical assistance for the elections, and NATO is leading a mission to help train Iraqi officers.
Tomorrow morning, Secretary of State Rice departs on a trip that will take her to Israel and the West Bank for meetings with Prime Minister Sharon and President Abbas.
The goal of two democratic states, Israel and Palestine, living side by side in peace is within reach, and America will help them achieve that goal.
www.washingtonpost.com /wp-srv/politics/transcripts/bushtext_020205.html   (5023 words)

 Amazon.com: State of the Union: Video: Spencer Tracy,Katharine Hepburn,Van Johnson,Angela Lansbury,Adolphe Menjou,Lewis ...   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-20)
State of the Union is somewhat better as a Spencer Tracy-Katharine Hepburn movie than it is as a Frank Capra picture.
The campaign hits bumps along the way as Grant loses his connection with the American public, Mary tries to convince Grant to stick with his beliefs, Conover and Thornydyke are determined to control every aspect of the campaign, and Grant continues to put his wild flying skills to use.
There are a lot of little jokes at the expense of the politicians in both parties in 1948, which will probably be lost on contemporary audiences; in fact, while on Broadway the political jokes were updated weekly.
www.amazon.com /State-Union-Spencer-Tracy/dp/6300181308   (2729 words)

 State of the Union Address
In their efforts, their enterprise, and their character, the American people are showing that the state of our union is confident and strong.
The United States and our allies are determined: We refuse to live in the shadow of this ultimate danger.
That statute protects marriage under federal law as a union of a man and a woman, and declares that one state may not redefine marriage for other states.
www.whitehouse.gov /news/releases/2004/01/20040120-7.html   (5066 words)

 style.org > Parsing the State of the Union
shall from time to time give to the Congress Information on the State of the Union, and recommend to their Consideration such Measures as he shall judge necessary and expedient; he may, on extraordinary Occasions, convene both Houses, or either of them....
Although modern State of the Union Addresses are produced by teams of writers, it is safe to assume that the final speeches are carefully vetted and approved by the President, a process that makes the Address a good target for analysis.
To search for your own words or phrases, or to compare the occurrence of two words in Bush’s State of the Union Addresses, please try the State of the Union Parsing Tool.
www.style.org /stateoftheunion   (547 words)

 Pakistan Trade Union Defence Campaign
The event was held in protest at the banning of trade union in education, against the Labour Unions and Industrial Relations Ordinance (IRO) 2002 and to work towards unity of all sectors concerned.
Interview with a representative from the Pakistan Trade Union Campaign about the ban of the Sindh Teachers' Union, the protests against this, the Musharraf regime and the political situation in Pakistan in general.
Despite facing threats and state repression the teachers are determined to continue the fight against the ban on their union.
www.ptudc.org   (584 words)

 NPR : Low-Key Road Trip Follows the State of the Union
Weekend Edition Saturday, January 27, 2007 · In the TV era, nearly every State of the Union address has been followed by a presidential road trip meant to emphasize the points the president made.
State of the Union -- and Bush's Presidency
Bush's State of the Union Omits State of Louisiana
www.npr.org /templates/story/story.php?storyId=7048852&ft=1&f=1003   (170 words)

 Bush State of the Union: Work with me - CNN.com
It was his sixth State of the Union speech and the first time a president has been introduced by a woman speaker of the House.
More than three-fourths of those who watched the speech reacted positively, according to a CNN poll, though the reaction was more muted than in previous years.
President Bush delivers his State of the Union address to Congress Tuesday.
www.cnn.com /2007/POLITICS/01/23/bush.sotu   (1175 words)

 USATODAY.com - Text of President Bush's State of the Union address   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-20)
Tonight the state of our Union is strong and together we will make it stronger.
Even in the face of higher energy prices and natural disasters, the American people have turned in an economic performance that is the envy of the world.
We will also lead a nationwide effort, working closely with African-American churches and faith-based groups, to deliver rapid HIV tests to millions, end the stigma of AIDS and come closer to the day when there are no new infections in America.
www.usatoday.com /news/washington/2006-01-31-sotu-text_x.htm   (5313 words)

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