Inside The State Of The Union


White House: President Obama works on his State of the Union in the Oval Office.


#InsideSOTU: Tune in Tuesday, January 28, 2014 at 9PM EST.




White House: Chief Speechwriter Cody Keenan’s desk: Coffee, binders, and the latest State of the Union draft.




White House: A look inside the Oval Office from @PeteSouza: President Obama meets with Cody Keenan and @Pfeiffer44.


White House: Here’s the latest State of the Union draft for President Obama to review tonight.



White House: Cody Keenan’s latest @Instagram: President Obama’s notes on the 1st draft of the State of the Union.


White House: President Obama works on his latest #SOTU draft with his Chief Speechwriter Cody Keenan and @Rhodes44.

119 Responses to “Inside The State Of The Union”

  1. 1 Nerdy Wonka
    January 24, 2014 at 1:30 pm

    BREAKING NEWS: Jay ‘Clark Kent’ Carney is back.

  2. 21 Nena20409
    January 24, 2014 at 1:32 pm

    Hello TODers and Jay “Clark Kent” Carney is Back.

    Great Post NW. See you all later 🙂

  3. January 24, 2014 at 1:34 pm

    Gorgeous images Nerdy, thanks a trillion billion gazillion for the post!

  4. 31 LDS
    January 24, 2014 at 1:35 pm

    Talking to myself over there, as usual. I do know how to get a new post started, that’s for sure.
    Great post NW. Look forward and love your spot on dictation. What a gift!

  5. 37 jacquelineoboomer
    January 24, 2014 at 1:43 pm

    Nerdy Wonka does it again! Cannot thank you enough for these glorious images … love the fact that we all get to share this important little “project” at the White House.

  6. 48 Cindy
    January 24, 2014 at 1:47 pm

    Does anyone know what time the President’s SOTU speech will be given?

    I have tutorial students right after school on Tuesday…..I need to change things around so that I don’t miss it.


    • 49 Ladyhawke
      January 24, 2014 at 2:23 pm

      On Tuesday, January 28 at 9 pm ET, join us for an exclusive enhanced broadcast of President Obama’s address to the nation.

      • 50 Cindy
        January 24, 2014 at 2:28 pm

        Thank you Ladyhawke!

        I feel as though I am getting sick around 6:00p.m. Sunday; cough, cough, cough

        I am sorry students….all Tuesday sessions are cancelled due to my coughing…don’t want to spread any germs around.

  7. January 24, 2014 at 1:47 pm

    I’m SO psyched for this State of the Union. The Obamas have really changed the whole feel of this event. Just so perfect in every way, from content and candor of the remarks, to the First Lady’s invited guests and the enhanced livestream and the events that follow up in the days after. EXCELLENCE on every level. I’m absolutely excited.

    Chips, are we hosting a SOTU party? Let’s put amk in charge of remembering!

    • 52 GGail
      January 24, 2014 at 1:53 pm

      meta, I used to watch the Bush & Clinton SOTU with clenched jaws. But, now it’s a celebration!!!!

      • January 24, 2014 at 1:56 pm

        YOU KNOW IT, sistah!! I feel like I should get dressed up and have special SOTU food.

        ……platters and platters of GOP STFU!

      • 56 hopefruit2
        January 24, 2014 at 3:13 pm

        🙂 🙂 GGail you are good – I doubt that many people can even say that they used to watch those past SOTU’s with any kind of interest. Ditto for the WHCD, which has now become a major event in and unto itself – largely attributable to our current WH occupants.

        • 57 GGail
          January 24, 2014 at 3:24 pm

          Hey hopefruit, I used to watch them because I needed to hear the lies, but now – oh man! – how good are they now!!! Clinton’s actually weren’t so bad, except, he loved to use flowery big words (still do). I had grudging respect for Pappa Bush (poor fella) and it went downhill when little Bush was in power (clueless!)

          So now it is indeed a Celebration of the Present & Future for the People!

    • January 24, 2014 at 2:21 pm

      for all of the major events, Meta…that PBO has done…there is no other place i rather be than right here at TOD….i have my snacks…wine…etc….i just LOVE it…!

    • 62 hopefruit2
      January 24, 2014 at 3:09 pm

      Indeed meta. Never before 2009 have I been so psyched to watch the SOTU address. This has followed a similar trajectory as the WHCD which would usually get just a mere mention in the news the following day, but was not the event that it has become in the recent years. I mean, I don’t recall caring to know who Laura Bush’s invited guests were – do you? 🙂 🙂

  8. 63 japa21
    January 24, 2014 at 1:57 pm

    • 64 anniebella
      January 24, 2014 at 2:57 pm

      This guy Huckabee is a Pastor. If I can’t tell you right wing crazy ass gun lovers what to do with your guns, how the hell do you think you have the right to tell me what to do with my body, my vagina. People like Huckabee makes no sense at all.

      • 65 Cindy
        January 24, 2014 at 3:05 pm

        Heeeeyyyy anniebella,

        HAPPY FRIDAY!!!!

        Hucklebye-bye is also dangerous. A lot of these so call God loving, God fearing Pastors preach hatred right from the pulpits; gathering followers with their message of hate, because they twist “the word” to make it fit to what “they say”….right and wrong is. The Gospel according to the repukes.

        • 66 99ts
          January 24, 2014 at 7:52 pm

          I’m intrigued by how many pastors there are in the US – sometimes I wonder if they take on the tag to get tax free housing! Do they have a Divinity Degree? In my world most pastors do indeed have such a degree – and there are very few of them.

      • 67 Linda
        January 24, 2014 at 3:10 pm

        He preaches from the book of Hypocrisy….chapter and verse.

  9. 69 jackiegrumbacher
    January 24, 2014 at 2:37 pm

    Okay its Friday and time for another GOP 2016 wannabe to bite the dust. My husband said he read that Rand Paul is now the number one contender and I laughed so hard I chocked on an apple. Looks like they’re not even scraping the bottom of the barrel now. They’ve gone into the “dregs only” overflow bucket.

  10. 70 Linda
    January 24, 2014 at 2:57 pm

    Don’t forget to watch AG Holder on The Cycle ………

  11. 83 Linda
    January 24, 2014 at 3:37 pm

    I wish Ari had asked him about the Contempt of Congress charge……and Darryl Issa.

  12. 84 Linda
    January 24, 2014 at 3:40 pm

    Shooting at South Carolina University……one person shot ….

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  14. 98 Linda
    January 24, 2014 at 4:15 pm

    Dennis Rodman reportedly brought thousands of dollars in luxury gifts to Kim Jong Un for his birthday. Now, Washington’s looking into whether those gifts violated U.S. sanctions.

    Dennis Rodman was already having a rotten month, between the trip to rehab and the global condemnation for cozying up to a dictator. Now things may be about to get much worse. The U.S. Treasury Department is investigating whether he violated the law that prohibits the importing of luxury goods into North Korea.


    • 99 Cindy
      January 24, 2014 at 4:30 pm

      I have to believe that there is a bed; waaaaayyyyyy back in the corner of the hospital, located waaaayyyyy downstairs, with his name on the papers:

      3 men dressed in white, holding that funny looking white gown with the loooonnnnggggg sleeves to buckle up his crazy _ _ __, close the door and lose the keys………forever, and ever and ever.


    • 100 99ts
      January 24, 2014 at 8:09 pm

      Their brains just don’t see the stupid – and this is way out in front of most other stupids.

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  17. 109 Nerdy Wonka
    January 24, 2014 at 4:18 pm

    Gahtdamn….Gahtdamn….GAHTDAMN!!!! As only Stephen King can do it. When he confirmed he’s a Liberal, I had a huge grin on my face.

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  20. January 24, 2014 at 4:57 pm

    Love this post, Nerdy Wonka. I’m psyched about the SOTU and all the information we are getting. I love participating in any way I can. Love our President!!

  21. January 24, 2014 at 5:01 pm

    My GOP Rep Luke Messer is one of the idiots saying they must have a concession to pass the debt limit. They’re like little kids drawing up a Christmas list as they try to figure out what they will ask for. POTUS has said no repeatedly. Pelosi says no. The Democrats say no. I call, email and tweet him. I just love to give him my point of view. Just saw this. Patty Murray is no nonsense. I can just imagine her voice.

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