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Nikki Haley Chosen to Deliver SOTU Response

SC gov 'knows the American dream and wants to see every American share in it'

(Newser) - South Carolina Gov. Nikki Haley, long described as a Republican rising star, is going to find out for herself whether delivering the response to the State of the Union address is a curse or a blessing. Haley, said to be a potential VP pick, has been chosen to deliver the... More »

GOP Response: We're Steering Away From 'Failed Policies'

Joni Ernst also talks about the bread bags she wore on her shoes as a kid in Iowa

(Newser) - The new Republican Congress understands Americans' suffering from the economy, health care system, and Washington gridlock and will steer the country away from President Obama's "failed policies," promised a newly minted senator delivering her party's official response to the State of the Union . Mixing calls for... More »

Rubio on Water Gulp: God Reminding Me I'm Human

Mid-speech sip sparks Twitter surge

(Newser) - It's not unusual for the peanut gallery to ask if a politician was drinking after a speech—or if that drink was Kool-Aid—but it's Marco Rubio's swig of water last night that's getting more attention than his words. While giving his party's response to... More »

Bachmann Will Give Own SOTU Response

Tea Party announces rebuttal after rep passed over by GOP

(Newser) - Michele Bachmann, passed over by the GOP for both House leadership roles and its response to President Obama's State of the Union address, is, well, going to go ahead and give her own response to the SOTU anyway, reports Ben Smith on Politico. The move, announced by the Tea Party... More »

Paul Ryan Will Give GOP's State of the Union Response

Young budget wonk is a rising star of the party

(Newser) - GOP up-and-comer Paul Ryan will deliver the Republican response to President Obama’s State of the Union address next week , reports the Washington Post . Ryan is chair of the House Budget Committee, and he'll speak from the panel's hearing room to underscore a message of fiscal discipline, say party leaders.... More »

Scott Brown: Dems Wasted Year on 'Bitter' Health Reform

'Destructive, endless drive' needs to be scrapped

(Newser) - Scott Brown accused President Obama and Democrats today of a "bitter, destructive, and endless" drive to pass health overhaul legislation that Brown warned would be disastrous. "An entire year has gone to waste," Brown said in the weekly GOP radio address. "Somehow, the greater the public... More »

Nation Can't Afford Democrats' Policies

Va. governor McDonnell rips federal debt, health reform

(Newser) - The nation cannot afford the spending Democrats have enacted or the tax increases they propose, Virginia Gov. Bob McDonnell said in the Republican response to tonight's State of the Union address. McDonnell criticized the huge run-up in federal debt, and said that while Americans want affordable health care, but they... More »

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