First Word: Obama’s laundry list of proposals

Updated
President Barack Obama gestures as he gives his State of the Union address during a joint session of Congress on Capitol Hill in Washington, Tuesday Feb. 12,...
President Barack Obama gestures as he gives his State of the Union address during a joint session of Congress on Capitol Hill in Washington, Tuesday Feb. 12,...
Charles Dharapak/AP

President Obama’s State of the Union address ended in an emotional plea to Congress to reduce gun violence. The president started out by recognizing the parents of the Chicago teenager who was shot to death a week after performing at his Inauguration and told lawmakers, “They deserve a vote.” As people in the chamber rose to their feet, Obama continued to say, “Gabby Giffords deserves a vote. The families of Newtown deserve a vote. The families of Aurora deserve a vote. The families of Oak Creek and Tucson and Blacksburg, and the countless other communities ripped open by gun violence –- they deserve a simple vote.”

  • President Obama hits the road on his post-speech tour
  • Obama: the gun control president?
  • Senate Judiciary Committee reviews immigration reform today
  • Chuck Hagel approved by the Senate Armed Service Committee
  • Marco Rubio upstaged by his water bottle
  • Top Republicans oppose Obama’s call to raise the minimum wage
  • Sen. Lautenberg doesn’t plan to give up without a fight

First Word: Obama's laundry list of proposals

Updated