1. Will Obama's SOTU Lead to Tax Change? Tax Attorney Rob Wood Is Doubtful

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    Tax attorney Rob Wood discusses President Obama's 2015 State of the Union address, also the subject of his Forbes article "State Of The Taxing Union? Platitudes So General They Could Be Pitching Flat Tax." Wood says that a capital gains tax reduction is unlikely, but a general corporate tax rate reduction might move ahead.

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    • Northwestern Politicat - January 27, 2015

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      State of the Union -- Northwestern News Network political director Jamie Lovegrove hosts the January 27, 2014 edition of Politicat, NNN's weekly political talk show. Panelists Cat Zakrzewski, a former political intern at the Boston Globe and a current writer for TechCrunch and editor at The Daily Northwestern, and Sam Niiro, executive producer of WNUR News and former managing and political director at North by Northwestern, share their takes on President Obama's 2015 State of the Union address and the Iowa Freedom Summit featuring Republican presidential hopefuls. Follow us on Twitter: @PoliticatNNN @jslovegrove @Cat_Zakrzewski @emperorniiro

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      • Texas Lawmakers React to President Obama’s State of the Union

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        (Aired January 21, 2015 on Time Warner Cable News Austin / San Antonio) President Barack Obama was defiant in his State of the Union address Tuesday night--his first time looking out on a chamber controlled entirely by his Republican opponents. “For all the tasks that lie ahead, know this: The shadow of crisis has passed; and the State of the Union is strong," the president said. Tax proposals that would boost middle-class families were the centerpiece of the president’s speech, including raising the minimum wage, free college tuition and extending paid family leave. Efforts he wants to pay for by raising taxes on the wealthy. "Middle-class economics works. Expanding opportunity works,” President Obama said. “These policies will continue to work, as long as politics don’t get in the way." But politics are sure to get in the way. The White House is setting the foundation for a debate with Republicans heading into the 2016 presidential election. "Look, a lot of these kinds of policies are the kinds of policies that we implemented to stave off a second-grade depression,” White House Press Secretary Josh Earnest said. “We’ve dug our way out of a hole." Texas Republicans were unmoved. “I’ve been here for two weeks and I’ve already realized we don’t spend the money effectively that we already take in,” Rep. Will Hurd said. “I don’t want any more people sending more money up here. Democrats, however, welcomed the president's economic message. "The state of our union will be stronger as more American families feel that they are more economically stronger themselves,” Rep. Lloyd Doggett said.

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        • North Carolina Lawmakers React to President Obama’s State of the Union

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          WASHINGTON -- With two years left in office, President Barack Obama laid out a broad vision for the end of his term in his Tuesday night State of the Union address. President Obama was defiant in his address Tuesday night, his first looking out on a chamber controlled entirely by his Republican opponents. "…For all the tasks that lie ahead, know this: The shadow of crisis has passed, and the State of the Union is strong," said President Obama. Tax proposals that would boost middle-class families were the centerpiece of the president's speech, including raising the minimum wage, free college tuition and extending paid family leave. They are efforts he wants to pay for by raising taxes on the wealthy. "Middle-class economics works. Expanding opportunity works. And these policies will continue to work, as long as politics don’t get in the way," said President Obama. But politics are sure to get in the way. The White House is setting the foundation for a debate with Republicans heading into the 2016 presidential election. "Look, a lot of these kinds of policies are the kinds of policies that we implemented to stave off a second-grade depression. We’ve dug our way out of a hole," said Josh Earnest, White House press secretary. But North Carolina Republicans were unmoved. “I think what we need to do is look to the job creators and find out what they need to take risk and create jobs. That’s how you fix wealth problems in this country,” said Sen. Thom Tillis, North Carolina. “I think we need to hear each other. We need to understand what perspectives we’re coming from. You know, raising taxes is not the way to create wealth in this country,” said Rep. Renee Ellmers. Democrats, however, welcomed the president's economic message. “I was very impressed with the president’s vision for the future. My only hope is that Republicans were listening and they can meet the president, if not half way, some of the way to try and get some of these ideas implemented,” said Rep. G.K. Butterfield.

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          • State of the Union Address Likely to Focus on Middle Class

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            (Aired January 19, 2015 on NY1 & Time Warner Cable News stations) President Obama will deliver his sixth annual State of the Union Address Tuesday and is expected to put taxes and the economy at the forefront. Washington Bureau reporter Geoff Bennett filed the following report. It’s an annual Washington ritual: the president of the United States addressing a joint session of Congress and the nation to highlight his vision for the country and contrast it with that of his Republican opponents. During President Obama’s Tuesday night State of the Union address, senior administration officials say he will pitch a new economic plan aimed squarely at the middle class. "Focusing on working families will be a priority of his fourth quarter and will be certainly included within the message of his State of the Union," said Senior White House Advisor Valerie Jarrett. The White House says the president will call on the Republican-led Congress to raise taxes on corporations and the wealthy and give tax breaks to middle class Americans. That includes a $500 credit for families in which both spouses work and expanded education and child care credits. President Obama is also expected to repeat proposals he's spent the past two weeks promoting including making two years of tuition at a community college free for eligible students, guaranteeing paid time off for family or sick leave, expanding access to high-speed broadband and strengthening the country’s cybersecurity. During his weekly address, President Obama said he's inviting several special guests who will sit with First Lady Michelle Obama during the speech. He says all are Americans who wrote him last past year to share stories of how they benefited from his policies. And, as with any State of the Union, expect a few surprises and unscripted moments. And there will, of course, be plenty of times when Democrats rise to their feet in support of the president while Republicans sit on their hands.

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            • comments on state of the union

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              the recent state of the union address was the first of the year , which was very interesting indeed

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              • West Wing Week: 1/23/15 or, "B is for Believe"

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                This week, the White House was a flurry of activity during the lead up to -- and the rollout of -- the annual State of the Union Address, with follow up trips to Kansas and Idaho, the second annual "Big Block of Cheese Day," and YouTube stars bringing their flair to the East Room to interview the President.

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                • Friday Check-In // 01.23.15

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                  This week's Friday Check-In comes on the heels of the State of the Union address where the U.S. economy was a main focus. U.S. Travel's President and CEO Roger Dow talks about the role of travel in that recovery, in addition to giving updates on the Visa Waiver Program and our nation’s ailing travel infrastructure.

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                  • What's Up Weekly: Season 10, Episode 1

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                    Welcome our new co-host, Elizabeth Pace! She shows you an inside look at the best menu items at Laughing Planet Cafe, plus a little history behind it! Also, don't miss our trending topics and our first in-studio guest, Josh Handszer from WIUX Pure Student Radio!

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                    • The Wire for January 21st, 2015

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                      Brian Latimer, Nebe Betre, Kaitlin Milliken, and Lupe Jacobson for butv10's January 21st Wire.

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