#askmark about the State of the Union Address We’re holding a special Google Hangout with White House Correspondent Mark Knoller following the address. He’ll join us from the CBS News booth at the White House, a seat he’s occupied since the first Bush administration. #AskMark about speech highlights, behind the scenes action, and what he thinks will be the White House push moving forward. Leave your #AskMark questions in the tumblr comments below, or tweet #AskMark and your question to @CBSRadioNews. We’ll do our best to get your questions answered during our Hangout. Do you want to be selected to participate in the LIVE hangout? Sign up for the event and let us know in the comments.
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#askmark about the State of the Union Address

We’re holding a special Google Hangout with White House Correspondent Mark Knoller following the address. He’ll join us from the CBS News booth at the White House, a seat he’s occupied since the first Bush administration.

#AskMark about speech highlights, behind the scenes action, and what he thinks will be the White House push moving forward.

Leave your #AskMark questions in the tumblr comments below, or tweet #AskMark and your question to @CBSRadioNews. We’ll do our best to get your questions answered during our Hangout.

Do you want to be selected to participate in the LIVE hangout? Sign up for the event and let us know in the comments.


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The politics of bratwurst on display as Pres Barack Obama takes a big bite out of a brat on a bun in Milwaukee. (photo taken by CBS Radio News’ Mark Knoller)

The politics of bratwurst on display as Pres Barack Obama takes a big bite out of a brat on a bun in Milwaukee. (photo taken by CBS Radio News’ Mark Knoller)

President Barack Obama addressed 7,500 at a campaign rally at Charlottesville Pavillion in Virginia. President Obama told supporters they can vote to block tax cuts for rich like him and Romney. “He needs it even less than I do,” said Obama. (Photo taken by CBS News’ Mark Knoller)

President Barack Obama addressed 7,500 at a campaign rally at Charlottesville Pavillion in Virginia. President Obama told supporters they can vote to block tax cuts for rich like him and Romney. “He needs it even less than I do,” said Obama. (Photo taken by CBS News’ Mark Knoller)

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Michelle and I were deeply saddened to hear about the passing of Neil Armstrong.

Neil was among the greatest of American heroes - not just of his time, but of all time. When he and his fellow crew members lifted off aboard Apollo 11 in 1969, they carried with them the aspirations of an entire nation. They set out to show the world that the American spirit can see beyond what seems unimaginable - that with enough drive and ingenuity, anything is possible. And when Neil stepped foot on the surface of the moon for the first time, he delivered a moment of human achievement that will never be forgotten.

Today, Neil’s spirit of discovery lives on in all the men and women who have devoted their lives to exploring the unknown - including those who are ensuring that we reach higher and go further in space. That legacy will endure - sparked by a man who taught us the enormous power of one small step.

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— Statement by the President on the Passing of Neil Armstrong

President Obama defends his handling of Medicare as Mitt Romney charges that he would say anything to hang onto power. Here’s today’s EYE ON THE WHITE HOUSE. 

President Obama today starts a three-day, seven city bus trip through Iowa. Peter Maer reports…

"In naming Congressman Paul Ryan, Mitt Romney has chosen a leader of the House Republicans who shares his commitment to the flawed theory that new budget-busting tax cuts for the wealthy, while placing greater burdens on the middle class and seniors, will somehow deliver a stronger economy. The architect of the radical Republican House budget, Ryan, like Romney, proposed an additional $250,000 tax cut for millionaires, and deep cuts in education from Head Start to college aid. His plan also would end Medicare as we know it by turning it into a voucher system, shifting thousands of dollars in health care costs to seniors. As a member of Congress, Ryan rubber-stamped the reckless Bush economic policies that exploded our deficit and crashed our economy. Now the Romney-Ryan ticket would take us back by repeating the same, catastrophic mistakes."

OBAMA CAMPAIGN STATEMENT ON ROMNEY VICE PRESIDENTIAL PICK

CHICAGO – Obama for America Campaign Manager Jim Messina released this statement in response to Mitt Romney picking Congressman Paul Ryan to be his presumptive nominee for vice president.

Crowd count put at 4,200 at President Barack Obama’s campaign rally today at Colorado College. President Obama put his shoes on after visiting USOC wrestling room in CO. “No holes in my socks,” he notes.

The White House posted a photo of President Barack Obama signing Executive Order on improving education programs for African-Americans.

The White House posted a photo of President Barack Obama signing Executive Order on improving education programs for African-Americans.