US President Barack Obama delivers his State of the Union address to Congress (photo:dpa)

President Obama’s speech to Congress showed no mood for compromise

President Barack Obama may seek bi-partisan cooperation when it comes to America's budget, but there was little in his February ‘State of the Union’ address to woo Republicans. They saw it as little more than a shopping list of what he would like to do, but has no money to achieve.

THE ‘State of the Union’ speech a president makes before the United States Congress every year is supposed to provide the American people and their elected representatives with the chief executive’s view of the health or ‘state’ of the nation, and lay out priorities for the next year.

To some observers it has, in practice, become little more than an annual exercise in w...

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Dr. Kim R. Holmes
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