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President Obama to Deliver Last State of the Union in January

by PABLO ROA

During his two terms in office, President Barack Obama has addressed the nation six times with his annual State of the Union address. On Jan. 12, he will deliver his final speech as Commander in Chief.

Paul Ryan (R-WI), the newly elected Speaker of the House, officially invited Obama to deliver the address Monday. While Obama is constitutionally obligated to address the nation each year, it is up to the Speaker to invite the president to deliver the speech before a joint session of Congress each year. Continue reading President Obama to Deliver Last State of the Union in January

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Congress passes spending bill to keep government funded until December

by PABLO ROA

After months of political bickering and threats of a shutdown from both sides of the aisle, Congress passed a short-term spending bill Wednesday night to keep the government running through the rest of 2015.

The stop-gap bill—which passed just hours before the midnight deadline that would’ve sent thousands of government employees home—postpones a government shutdown until at least December 11.

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