The State of the Union, the GOP and the 2012 Presidential Campaign

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In his second speech on the State of the Union, Barack Obama told a divided Congress that "contentious" debates are a "good thing" that "robust democracy demands."  He also called for a new era of cooperation. Today, at a clean-tech energy company in Wisconsin, Obama re-emphasized last night's theme that "innovation" will create the jobs of the future. But in the official response to his State of the Union address, Republicans said his call for "investment" was a recipe for more government spending. What else did the President tell a divided Congress and the American people?  What are the prospects for new legislation and the political future? 



President Obama delivers his State of the Union address

 


Wisconsin Rep. Paul Ryan delivers the Republican response

Credits

Guests:
Jennifer Psaki - Deputy Press Secretary, White House, Ari Berman - Mother Jones - @AriBerman, Rich Galen - Mullings.com - @richgalen, William Galston - Brookings Institution, Robert Schlesinger - Deputy Editor at US News and World Report

Host:
Warren Olney

Producers:
Darrell Satzman, Sonya Geis, Christian Bordal