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State of the Union


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Jon Meacham finds Charles Dickens’s words — “It was the best of times, it was the worst times” — especially apt to describe President Obama’s State of the Union address.

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The four-letter word people want to hear from Obama tonight.


The State of the Union

President Obama will deliver his second State of the Union speech this evening. Here are five things you need to know about the annual address.

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