Women’s Groups Use SOTU to Stake Out Agenda

Progressive women seized on elements of the speech as a chance to showcase legislative priorities. A leader of one conservative women’s group, however, slammed the State of the Union address, deriding Obama as “provider in chief.”

Fast Food Protests Bring Out the Twitter Fan Mail

Twitter users expressed support for the Dec. 5 protests around the country for fast food workers. “All our wages will rise,” said one tweet. Fifty-two percent of the families of fast food workers receive public assistance, according to recent research.