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The State of the Union

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We take a look back at President Barack Obama’s annual addresses to congress, looking at his 2009 Address to a Joint Session of Congress, as well as the 2010 and 2011 State of the Union Addresses. Topics include the healthcare, the economy, and America's wars in Iraq and Afghanistan.

Republicans Put Their Family Feud on Display

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"Happy families are all alike; every unhappy family is unhappy in its own way." With apologies to Leo Tolstoy, his masterpiece "Anna Karenina" -- and its opening line -- comes to mind when spending some time with the GOP field. They're an unhappy brood all right -- dissatisfied with President Barack Obama, with the economy, with what they consider overregulation, with deficits, with big government, with the tax code.
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Poll Shows Obama’s Vulnerability With Swing Voters

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President Obama opens his re-election bid facing significant obstacles among independent voters, according to the latest New York Times/CBS News poll, with the critical piece of the electorate that cemented his victory four years ago open to denying him a second term.
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Nancy Pelosi: Romney Won't be President

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House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi, D-Calif., leveled a harsh critique against Republican presidential front-runner Mitt Romney on Tuesday, stating in no uncertain terms that she does not believe he poses a real threat to President Obama's re-election if he becomes the nominee.
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Electorate is Sharply Split over Obama, Poll Finds

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As President Obama prepares to give his third State of the Union address next week, he faces a dispirited and polarized electorate that is sharply divided over his record, worried about the pace of the economic recovery and deeply pessimistic about the country’s trajectory. In a new Washington Post-ABC News poll, 9 percent of Americans see a strong economic recovery — a number that has hardly budged in more than two years. Twice as many say they are worse off financially since Obama became president than say their situations have improved.

Obama Praises Business-Friendly Proposals

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President Obama praised a series of business-friendly proposals from his jobs council — the latest example of the president's strategy of seizing Republican-leaning ideas to protect himself against attack in the coming campaign. Obama's jobs council on Tuesday called for overhauling the corporate tax structure and reforming federal regulations.
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Obama Camp Locks In on Romney as Opponent

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The Obama campaign team has been preparing to face Mitt Romney in a general election for the better part of a year, and Romney's narrow triumph in Iowa and decisive follow-up victory in New Hampshire merely served to bless that battle plan. The campaign believes it has to be armed for Obama vs. Romney, the president vs. "the jobs killer."
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With Recent Criticism, Romney’s Rivals Bring a Smile to the White House

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For months David Axelrod, President Obama’s senior strategist, has argued with evident anticipation that Mitt Romney offers a glass jaw when he boasts that his business record sets him apart as a presidential candidate. Now Mr. Romney’s Republican rivals have beaten the Obama team to the punch, and Democrats could hardly be more pleased.
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Romney’s Playing to Win the GOP, but the General Election is Another Game

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Mitt Romney’s victory in New Hampshire was never in doubt. What the campaign here said about the former Massachusetts governor’s readiness for a general-election contest against President Obama may be the more important story.
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Obama Unveils Outsourcing Attack Against Romney

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Without ever mentioning Mitt Romney by name, President Obama on Wednesday introduced a theme he’s certain to use often against the leading candidate for the Republican presidential nomination: that he helped send American jobs overseas during his corporate career.
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