Episode

1/29 Ryan Grim: The Why of the State of The Union

January 29, 2014

Huffington Post Washington bureau chief explains how President Obama dropped the ball on inequality in his State of the Union, what President Obama’s minimum wage executive order does, what President Obama’s myRA plan is and why Obama’s commitment to veto any new sanctions on Iran may be the biggest moment of the speech.

On the Fun Half: Sam had his long awaited debate with Austin Ruse of the Catholic Family and Human Rights Institute on whether or not Lesbians should be allowed on TV, Republican Congressman Mike Grimm threatens a reporter after the State of the Union, and your IMs.

And keep the conversation going on our morning thread

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