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. The State of the Union is often seen as an opportunity to press the reset button. But, an analysis of the list of priorities requiring Congressional action unveiled in 2013 shows only two measures winning approval. This may have been what prompted the President to say h
President Obama laid out a vision for the country in his State of the Union address last night. River to River analyzes that vision and the political obstacles in the president's way. Donna Hoffman from the University of Northern Iowa and Steffen Schmidt from Iowa State University join the conversation.