Asked if he would attend the State of the Union address next year, after the TV cameras this year caught him objecting to President Obama’s denigration of the country’s highest court, Supreme Court Justice Samuel Alito said, “I doubt that I will be there in January.”
Delivering the Manhattan Institute’s prestigious Wriston Lecture on Wednesday evening, Alito noted that other justices, like the recently retired John Paul Stevens and current Justice Antonin Scalia “stopped the practice of attending State of the Union addresses, because they have become very political.”
President Obama: "Two years ago, you defied the conventional wisdom in Washington. You proved that the power of everyday people was stronger than the forces of the status quo. On November 2nd, we face another test. If the other side does win, they will spend the next two years fighting for the very same policies that led to this recession in the first place. We cannot sit this one out."
"It means all the world to us to know that there are prayer circles out there and people who are keeping the spirits clean around us," First Lady Michelle Obama said on the "Tom Joyner Morning Show" today.