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4:24am

Wed February 13, 2013
Politics

Lawmakers React To State Of The Union Address

Originally published on Wed February 13, 2013 4:40 am

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LINDA WERTHEIMER, HOST:

And also watching the president's address last night was NPR congressional correspondent Tamara Keith. She was in the chamber and spoke to members of Congress afterwards.

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11:09pm

Tue February 12, 2013
It's All Politics

Obama To Congress: With Or Without You

President Obama delivers his State of the Union address Tuesday night to a joint session of Congress.
Kevin Dietsch UPI/Landov

President Obama called repeatedly on Congress to address issues of paramount importance to the country during his State of the Union address Tuesday. But he also made it clear that when Congress fails to act or agree with his policies, he intends to push ahead on his own.

As is traditional for a State of the Union speech, Obama called on Congress to send legislation to his desk addressing not just immigration, gun control and the budget but a range of policy areas including women's rights, industrial policy and relief for homeowners.

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9:24pm

Tue February 12, 2013
It's All Politics

What Were All Those Ribbons At The State Of The Union?

Originally published on Tue February 12, 2013 10:50 pm

Vice President Biden wore a green ribbon in honor of the Connecticut elementary school shooting victims during President Obama's State of the Union address.
Mark Wilson Getty Images

Green ribbons were on prominent display at President Obama's State of the Union address Tuesday night, worn in honor of the victims of the Newton, Conn., elementary school shooting.

Plenty of other ribbons and lapel pins gave visual support to causes. But ribbons in the green and white colors of Sandy Hook Elementary — including one worn by Vice President Biden, who was positioned behind the president on the live television coverage — were the most prominent.

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4:36pm

Tue February 12, 2013
It's All Politics

Obama: It's Not Bigger Government We Need, It's A 'Smarter' One

Originally published on Tue February 12, 2013 10:43 pm

President Obama delivers his State of the Union address Tuesday night to a joint session of Congress.
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In his State of Union address on Tuesday, President Obama set forth a sweeping vision for his second term, tackling not only monumental issues such as entitlement and tax reform but also everyday ones like raising the minimum wage and providing universal preschool.

Coming off an inaugural address that many saw as a powerful embrace of a liberal agenda, President Obama opened the speech with a nod to bipartisanship.

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4:00pm

Tue February 12, 2013
Politics

VIDEO & TRANSCRIPT: The 2013 State Of The Union Address

Screecap of the President addressing Congress and the nation for the State of the Union
White House

Transcript of the President's State of the Union address as prepared for delivery.

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