Obama urges Congress to make government work for "the many"

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. President Barack Obama challenged a divided Congress on Tuesday to raise the minimum wage and make government work for "the many" in a State of the Union speech focused on economic fairness for the middle class as the Democrat takes a more assertive tack in his second term. Looking to use momentum from his re-election victory last November, Obama vowed to turn much of ...

Statements on the President’s State of the Union Address

Release Time:  For Immediate Release Nevada Senator Harry Reid   “President Obama offered common-sense solutions that will create jobs and put our country on a path to economic fairness. The policies proposed by the President will narrow the inequality gap in our country while making America a leader in clean energy technology, and continue the revival of our manufacturing sector. With millions ...