Links offer information about issues mentioned in President's address

Wednesday, January 27, 2010 | 7:44 p.m. CST; updated 8:01 p.m. CST, Wednesday, January 27, 2010

Here are some links to news reports and other sources of information that can provide some context to the issues President Barack Obama addressed in Wednesday night's State of the Union speech.

Spending Freeze

CNN's Twitter

The Deficit

Home Sales

National Public Radio

The Economy

Washington Post timeline on the state of the economy

Unemployment Rates: U.S. versus Missouri

Missouri Economic Research and Information Center index

Missouri Economic Researc and Information Center map


Don't Ask, Don't Tell

Time magazine


The Guardian

The Associated Press/the New York Times

There also is a wealth of information available through the Congressional Budget Office Web site and blog on the following issues:

Social Security

Funding and Timetable for Iraq

Costs of Iraq, Afghanistan, etc.

Alternative Minimum Tax

Federal Support for Housing

Future of the Economy/Budget

Tort Reform

H.R. Health Care Bill Estimate

You can also find useful information at:



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