State of the Union

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Local reaction to the State of the Union address, the impeachment process continues, and a look into the ongoing legislative session in Pierre. It's Wednesday and time for our weekly get together with the Dakota Political Junkies. 

Joining us are Jon Schaff, professor of Political Science at Northern State University, and former South Dakota State Senator Tom Dempster.

Official White House Photo by Pete Souza

In his State of the Union address Tuesday night before a Republican-led Congress, President Obama took credit for an improving economy and focused on proposals aimed at advancing the middle class, including tax reform. He said "the shadow of crisis has passed, and the State of the Union is strong.”

Republican Speaker of the House John Boehner called the president’s speech “political theater.” Senate Majority leader Mitch McConnell said the president knows it’s not likely they’ll pass his proposals.

President Obama's State Of The Union Address

Jan 29, 2014
NPR

Chad Newswander, Assistant Professor at the Department of Political Science at the University of South Dakota, joined Dakota Midday to review President Obama's State of the Union speech and talk about issues that may have been of interest or importance to South Dakotans. Newswander's research focuses on public administration, power and politics, domestic security, administrative statesmanship, and constitutional governance.