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State Of The Union Address 2010 – President Barack Obama

President Barack Obama delivered his first State of the Union Address on Janaury 27, 2010.

It was one year and one week since his inauguration on January 20, 2009. [Read more…]


President Bush’s 2006 State of the Union Address

President Bush has delivered the annual State of the Union Address to a joint session of Congress in Washington DC. Less ambitious in scope than in previous years, reflecting his loss of political capital, Bush stuck fast to his foreign policy goals and proposed limited domestic policies.

The speech began with a tribute to Coretta Scott King, widow of the slain Martin Luther King. Mrs. King died today.

In the speech, Bush reiterated his commitment to US intervention in Iraq. He called for the Congress to renew the Patriot Act. Domestically, Bush called for the Congress to make permanent tax cuts and set out a plan to cut the US oil imports from the Middle East by 75% by 2025. He proposed a range of research initiatives into alternative fuel sources, such as ethanol. [Read more…]


2005 State of the Union Address: George W. Bush

President George W. Bush has delivered the first State of the Union Address of his second term.

  • Listen to Bush’s speech (19m)

This is the prepared text of President Bush’s State of the Union Address. [Read more…]


Democrats Respond To State Of The Union Address

Following President Bush’s State of the Union Address, the House Democratic Leader Nancy Pelosi and Senate Democratic Leader Harry Reid delivered the Democratic response.

  • Listen to Harry Reid and Nancy Pelosi (15m)

This is the text of the joint address by Senate Democratic Leader Harry Reid and House Democratic Leader Nancy Pelosi. [Read more…]