Declaring 2014 a "year of action" as he unveiled a series of relatively meager executive actions, President Barack Obama vowed in his State of the Union address Tuesday night to sidestep Congress "whenever and wherever" he can in order to push through his agenda.
Riding the wave of his re-election, President Barack Obama hit upon themes of the economy, energy, climate change and gun control in his State of the Union address delivered to a joint session of Congress.
President Obama proposed a range of policy initiatives during his State of the Union address on Tuesday night, including a call for Congress to shift a heavier tax burden onto the very wealthiest earners and provide financial incentives to domestic manufacturers and energy producers.
President Obama's 2011 State of the Union (titled "Winning the Future") focused heavily on all political parties working together -- Republican and Democrat congress members even watched in a mixed seating arrangement, rather than occupying separate sections of the House. Obama also announ…