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Boehner Invites Another Response to State of Union, From Israel’s Premier

January 22, 2015
Peter Baker | The New York Times
The long-running debate over President Obama’s foreign policy centered Wednesday on a speech to Congress — not the one the president just delivered, but one that Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu of Israel will give in three weeks.
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Talk of Wealth Gap Prods the G.O.P. to Refocus

January 22, 2015
Ashley Parker, Jonathan Weisman | The New York Times
President Obama’s push for a new “middle-class economics” may go nowhere in Congress, but his ambitious array of proposals to raise stagnant incomes and provide more government support for struggling working families will frame his last two years in office and help make the politics of rich and poor a central issue in the campaign to succeed him.
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Shields and Brooks on Obama’s 2015 State of the Union

January 20, 2015
Syndicated columnist Mark Shields and New York Times columnist David Brooks join Gwen Ifill and Judy Woodruff to analyze President Obama’s 2015 State of the Union address, including his agenda of middle class-friendly economic policies. Then political director Domenico Montanaro offers a breakdown of some of the most commonly used words in the speech.
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Bold Call to Action in Obama’s State of the Union, Even if No Action Is Likely

January 21, 2015
Peter Baker | The New York Times
Near the end of his State of the Union address, President Obama noted, “I have no more campaigns to run.” A few Republicans in the audience cheekily applauded. Mr. Obama smiled but then offered an ad-lib retort: “I know,” he jabbed the Republicans, “because I won both of them.”
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A Man in Full

January 21, 2015
John Dickerson | Slate
President Obama delivered a strong partisan speech that roiled Republicans even as it sought to win over everyone else.
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Obama Proposes U.S. Spending to Research Personalized Cures

January 21, 2015
Alex Wayne, Caroline Chen, John Lauerman | Bloomberg News
President Barack Obama will urge Congress to spend U.S. taxpayers’ money for research in “precision medicine,” a burgeoning field of care in which treatments are tailored to an individual patient.
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State of the Union, explained

January 20, 2015
Ed O'Keefe | The Washington Post
The Post's Ed O'Keefe details the pomp and circumstance of the most-watched political event of the year: the annual State of the Union address.
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In State of the Union Address, Obama Is to Move Past Hardship and Reset Goals

January 20, 2015
Peter Baker | The New York Times
With the American job market surging to life, President Obama plans to use his State of the Union address on Tuesday night to effectively declare victory over the economic hard times that dominated his first six years in office and advocate using the nation’s healthier finances to tackle long-deferred issues like education and income inequality.
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Will the Supreme Court cement Obama's gay rights legacy?

January 20, 2015
Josh Gerstein | POLITICO
The Supreme Court’s new move toward a definitive ruling on same-sex marriage could cement President Barack Obama’s claim to having presided over the most significant advances in gay rights in United States history.
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