Rubio reaches for water during his State of the Union response Tuesday, but in the wake of the gaffe, the Florida senator has been displaying at least one critical political skill: good damage control.
In the audience for Obama's State of the Union speech will be several Americans touched by gun violence and a group of undocumented immigrants – human reminders of the president's coming legislative challenges.
Tens of millions of Americans are expected to tune in to President Obama's State of the Union address. The dirty little secret surrounding these events is that, for all the anticipation and coverage, they are usually snoozers.
Ted Nugent, rocker and gun rights defender, will be a congressman's guest at Obama's State of the Union address Tuesday night. Verbal broadsides expected, for better or for worse.
Prospects are mixed for President Obama's second-term agenda, from immigration to climate change to economic recovery. Both Obama and the Republicans are walking a tricky political line.
On Thursday, Vice President Joe Biden will sit down with editors of Field & Stream magazine to discuss the administration’s gun-control policies. He will have his work cut out for him.
Sen. Rand Paul will be delivering the 'tea party' response to Obama's state of the union address. He could overshadow the official Republican response, given by Sen. Marco Rubio.
In his State of the Union address Tuesday, President Obama can fuel talk that he is the Democrats’ Ronald Reagan – an iconic figure whose goals guide his party's next generation.