State of the Union http://iowapublicradio.org en Mixed Reviews for 2014 State of the Union http://iowapublicradio.org/post/mixed-reviews-2014-state-union <p>President Obama stepped to the podium to deliver his 2014 State of the Union address against a backdrop of low approval ratings, a stagnant Congress and the term “lame duck” increasingly being used to describe his presidency.&nbsp; The State of the Union is often seen as an opportunity to press the reset button.&nbsp; But, an <a href="http://www.npr.org/2014/01/28/267488606/obama-prepared-to-bypass-congress-if-needed">analysis of the list of priorities requiring Congressional action unveiled in 2013 </a>shows only two measures winning approval.&nbsp; This may have been what prompted the Pre Wed, 29 Jan 2014 22:13:56 +0000 Ben Kieffer & Katherine Perkins 35525 at http://iowapublicradio.org Mixed Reviews for 2014 State of the Union Politics Day: State of the Union http://iowapublicradio.org/post/politics-day-state-union-0 <p></p><p>President Obama laid out a vision for the country in his State of the Union address last night.&nbsp; River to River analyzes that vision and the political obstacles in the president's way.&nbsp; Donna Hoffman from the University of Northern Iowa and Steffen Schmidt from Iowa State University join the conversation.</p> Wed, 13 Feb 2013 19:24:20 +0000 Ben Kieffer 14972 at http://iowapublicradio.org Politics Day: State of the Union