Conspicuously absent from Obama’s State of the Union was any mention of Guantánamo Bay or the 166 detainees still stuck there. Eli Lake reports on the president’s broken promise.
The Daily Beast’s whip-smart team of political columnists will be here this Tuesday a touch after 8:30 p.m. E.T. to chat while we watch President Obama's 2013 State of the Union. Join John Avlon, Michelle Cottle, Mark McKinnon, Michael Tomasky, Howard Kurtz, and your fellow Beast readers in the chat box below.
The president pivoted from deficit reduction to increasing demand—with a call for a higher minimum wage, says Daniel Gross.
In response to Obama, Marco Rubio put a nonscary (and nonwhite) face on the GOP, seemingly battling dry mouth in his reach for water, says Michelle Cottle.
How do you snag a seat next to Michelle Obama at the State of the Union? Be a walking manifestation of the president’s agenda.
Speaker John Boehner could barely be bothered to stand up and clap, let alone shake the grimace from his face during the State of the Union.