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State Of The Union Address

George F. Will: SOTU: Deplorable practice of president lecturing lawmakers

WASHINGTON — In the 12 months we have to steel ourselves for the next State of the Union spectacle, let us count the ways that this spawn of democratic Caesarism — presidency-worship — has become grotesque. It would be the most embarrassing ceremony in the nation's civic liturgy were the nat…

February 17, 2013 12:05 amLoading…

David Ignatius: Obama needs to make plan, sell it to citizens

WASHINGTON -- "The ice is breaking up" in a frozen, partisan Washington. That's what one hopeful Democratic senator said on the eve of President Obama's State of the Union speech, and it would be nice to imagine that it were so. Obama talked Tuesday night with the muscular confidence of a ma…

February 14, 2013 12:05 amLoading…

E.J. Dionne Jr.: Obama roots himself in American values of unity, fairness

WASHINGTON — It was to be expected that in the course of the State of the Union address, President Barack Obama would mention the killing of Osama bin Laden, whose death represented the culmination of the battle against terrorism that began on Sept. 11, 2001.

January 27, 2012 12:05 amLoading…

Gazette opinion: Voters will judge Obama by actions, not oratory

The day before President Obama delivered his State of the Union address, he approved a daring parachute operation to free an American aid worker and another hostage who had been held since October in Somalia. Two hours before Obama was scheduled to speak, he got word that the U.S. Navy SEAL …

January 26, 2012 12:10 amLoading…
In GOP response, Daniels blames Obama for economy

In GOP response, Daniels blames Obama for economy

WASHINGTON  — President Barack Obama has resorted to "extremism" with stifling, anti-growth policies and sought to divide Americans, not unite them, Indiana Gov. Mitch Daniels said Tuesday in the formal Republican response to the president's State of the Union address.

January 24, 2012 9:20 pmLoading…

Montana, Wyoming lawmakers respond to State of the Union

U.S. Sen. John Barrasso, R-Wyo., said President Barack Obama's State of the Union address Tuesday broke no new ground and continued a theme of big promises without any follow-through.

January 24, 2012 8:55 pmLoading…

Wyoming delegation critical of Obama speech

CHEYENNE — Wyoming's Republican congressional delegation says President Barack Obama said a lot of good things in his annual State of the Union speech, but they doubt whether he will follow through.

January 26, 2011 9:40 amLoading…
Central High student enjoys brief moment in spotlight

Central High student enjoys brief moment in spotlight

Overwhelmed and almost giddy, Billings Central High School freshman Mikayla Nelson was left the Capitol Tuesday night after the State of the Union address ecstatic.

January 25, 2011 9:30 pmLoading…
Billings student to sit with Michelle Obama at State of the Union address

Billings student to sit with Michelle Obama at State of the Union address

Mikayla Nelson, a freshman at Billings Central Catholic High School, was leaving class on Tuesday to pick up her little brother from school when her phone buzzed.

January 24, 2011 12:00 am Video Photos

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Mikayla Nelson

Mikayla Nelson

Mikayla Nelson, left, tries on new clothes at Dillards in Rimrock Mall on Thursday. Experimental Aircraft Association Billings chapter President Steve Tostenrud, right, his wife Pauline and store clerk Beth Ines, helped Nelson with clothing for a trip to Washington, D.C. Nelson was invited b…

January 24, 2011 12:00 amLoading…

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