2013 State of the Union
After President Obama's State of the Union address this week, we here at H+K Strategies took the opportunity to analyze the address itself as well as the implications for the U.S. and the rest of the world for the coming year in the following pieces:
The State of Our Social Union
Each year the State of the Union address looks at pertinent issues facing our nation. But increasingly, more happens than just the President's speech, including the opposition party's response and the social conversation around both. H+K decided to ask - which issues are the most important? We created the following by looking at the amount of time spent talking about an issue during President Obama's speech and Senator Rubio's response, as well as the breakdown of the conversation on Twitter.
President Obama's State of the Union address this year created front page headlines on both sides of the Atlantic. While the US media focused on his plans for shoring up a fragile economy, headlines in Europe trumpeted the President' ambition of completing a Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership (TTIP) agreement between the US and EU - a "game-changer" as the European Commission President termed it.
What are the prospects for completing this TTIP in two years? Can the EU and US put aside their differences to form an agreement allowing for the free movement of goods and services across the Atlantic? Global co-heads of Public Affairs, Joe Eyer and Thomas Tindemans offer their perspectives.
President Obama's delivery of the State of the Union this week marks the official start of the legislative season on Capitol Hill - and he laid out an ambitious agenda for the country. EVP and General Manager of H+K Strategies Washington DC, Howard Opinsky examines the three issues set to dominate the political landscape - the budget, immigration and gun control - and how they will shape the early months of Obama's second term.