State of the Union

WASHINGTON, DC - JANUARY 12:  President Barack Obama delivers his State of the Union address before a joint session of Congress on Capitol Hill January 12, 2016 in Washington, D.C.  In his final State of the Union, President Obama reflected on the past seven years in office and spoke on topics including climate change, gun control, immigration and income inequality. (Photo by Evan Vucci - Pool/Getty Images)

Obama: The Last Year and the Legacy, Part 1

After seven years, it’s time for the president to bring American foreign policy out of the shadows.

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Cheap Oil Means the State of the Union Is … Not Great

Crude oil’s plunge would have been cause for celebration in years past. But falling prices today are hammering many of the states that enjoyed oil-fueled economic boom years.

WASHINGTON, DC - MARCH 10: U.S. President Barack Obama prepares to sign a Presidential Memorandum on "Student Aid Bill of Rights" in the Oval Office of the White House on March 10, 2015 in Washington, DC. The memorandum will direct the Department of Education to assist borrowers in the ability to afford loan repayment. (Photo by Martin H. Simon - Pool/Getty Images)

Thank Goodness There’s No Obama Doctrine

American presidents have spent decades laying out grand strategies for handling the world. They haven’t worked.

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Obama’s Failed Command

How will history remember the president's mark on America's wars?

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Fatal Attraction

Why Obama’s push to build a legacy relationship with Iran is only going to end in heartache.

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Keeping Score on Obama’s State of the Union Address

A reality-check of the promises inside the president's speech.

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The Opportunity Obama Missed in the State of the Union

President Obama’s address showed he just isn’t that interested in governing.

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Watch (and Read) Live: The State of the Union

Watch the State of the Union speech live and read the transcript of the prepared remarks.

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The Obama Legacy and the Next Two Years

Is Obama’s foreign-policy legacy anything worth crowing about?

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Obama’s ‘Mission Unaccomplished’ Moment

The president didn’t want to talk about Iraq during the State of the Union, but the Islamic State's gains left him no choice.

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Talking to a House Divided

Can President Obama get a GOP Congress to play ball on his foreign-policy priorities?

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