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State of the Union

<p>President Barack Obama makes a point as Vice President Joe Biden and Speaker of the House John Boehner look on during his State of Union address to a joint session of Congress on Capitol Hill, January 25, 2011. REUTERS/Jason Reed </p>

President Barack Obama makes a point as Vice President Joe Biden and Speaker of the House John Boehner look on during his State of Union address to a joint session of Congress on Capitol Hill, January 25, 2011. REUTERS/Jason Reed

President Barack Obama makes a point as Vice President Joe Biden and Speaker of the House John Boehner look on during his State of Union address to a joint session of Congress on Capitol Hill, January 25, 2011. REUTERS/Jason Reed

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<p>A seat sits empty for recovering Rep. Gabrielle Giffords while President Obama delivers his State of the Union address to a joint session of Congress on Capitol Hill, January 25, 2011. 


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A seat sits empty for recovering Rep. Gabrielle Giffords while President Obama delivers his State of the Union address to a joint session of Congress on Capitol Hill, January 25, 2011. REUTERS/Jim Young

A seat sits empty for recovering Rep. Gabrielle Giffords while President Obama delivers his State of the Union address to a joint session of Congress on Capitol Hill, January 25, 2011. REUTERS/Jim Young

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<p> President Obama talks with Eliot Engel (D-NY) as he walks in before the State of the Union address to a joint session of Congress on Capitol Hill, January 25, 2011. REUTERS/Kevin Lamarque </p>

President Obama talks with Eliot Engel (D-NY) as he walks in before the State of the Union address to a joint session of Congress on Capitol Hill, January 25, 2011. REUTERS/Kevin Lamarque

President Obama talks with Eliot Engel (D-NY) as he walks in before the State of the Union address to a joint session of Congress on Capitol Hill, January 25, 2011. REUTERS/Kevin Lamarque

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<p>President Obama delivers his State of the Union address on Capitol Hill, January 25, 2011. 


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President Obama delivers his State of the Union address on Capitol Hill, January 25, 2011. REUTERS/Pablo Martinez Monsivais/Pool

President Obama delivers his State of the Union address on Capitol Hill, January 25, 2011. REUTERS/Pablo Martinez Monsivais/Pool

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<p>President Obama gets a standing ovation from members of both parties during his State of the Union address to a joint session of Congress on Capitol Hill, January 25, 2011. REUTERS/Kevin Lamarque </p>

President Obama gets a standing ovation from members of both parties during his State of the Union address to a joint session of Congress on Capitol Hill, January 25, 2011. REUTERS/Kevin Lamarque

President Obama gets a standing ovation from members of both parties during his State of the Union address to a joint session of Congress on Capitol Hill, January 25, 2011. REUTERS/Kevin Lamarque

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<p>Mixed members of congress watch President Obama speak during his State of the Union address to a joint session of Congress on Capitol Hill, January 25, 2011. REUTERS/Molly Riley </p>

Mixed members of congress watch President Obama speak during his State of the Union address to a joint session of Congress on Capitol Hill, January 25, 2011. REUTERS/Molly Riley

Mixed members of congress watch President Obama speak during his State of the Union address to a joint session of Congress on Capitol Hill, January 25, 2011. REUTERS/Molly Riley

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<p>President Obama talks with Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-NV) (L) and Sen. Patrick Leahy (D-VT) (C), after delivering his State of the Union address on Capitol Hill, January 25, 2011. REUTERS/Pablo Martinez Monsivais/Pool </p>

President Obama talks with Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-NV) (L) and Sen. Patrick Leahy (D-VT) (C), after delivering his State of the Union address on Capitol Hill, January 25, 2011. REUTERS/Pablo Martinez Monsivais/Pool

President Obama talks with Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-NV) (L) and Sen. Patrick Leahy (D-VT) (C), after delivering his State of the Union address on Capitol Hill, January 25, 2011. REUTERS/Pablo Martinez Monsivais/Pool

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<p>President Obama delivers his State of the Union address on Capitol Hill, January 25, 2011. 


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President Obama delivers his State of the Union address on Capitol Hill, January 25, 2011. REUTERS/Pablo Martinez Monsivais/Pool

President Obama delivers his State of the Union address on Capitol Hill, January 25, 2011. REUTERS/Pablo Martinez Monsivais/Pool

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<p>First lady Michelle Obama is applauded at her box during President Barack Obama's State of the Union address to a joint session of Congress on Capitol Hill, January 25, 2011. At far right is Staff Sergeant Salvatore Giunta, of Hiawatha, Iowa, and second from right is Jill Biden, wife of Vice President Joe Biden. REUTERS/Jason Reed </p>

First lady Michelle Obama is applauded at her box during President Barack Obama's State of the Union address to a joint session of Congress on Capitol Hill, January 25, 2011. At far right is Staff Sergeant Salvatore Giunta, of Hiawatha, Iowa, and...more

First lady Michelle Obama is applauded at her box during President Barack Obama's State of the Union address to a joint session of Congress on Capitol Hill, January 25, 2011. At far right is Staff Sergeant Salvatore Giunta, of Hiawatha, Iowa, and second from right is Jill Biden, wife of Vice President Joe Biden. REUTERS/Jason Reed

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<p>House Speaker John Boehner watches as President Obama delivers his State of the Union address on Capitol Hill, January 25, 2011. 

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House Speaker John Boehner watches as President Obama delivers his State of the Union address on Capitol Hill, January 25, 2011. REUTERS/Pablo Martinez Monsivais/Pool

House Speaker John Boehner watches as President Obama delivers his State of the Union address on Capitol Hill, January 25, 2011. REUTERS/Pablo Martinez Monsivais/Pool

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<p>President Barack Obama hugs Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg prior to delivering his State of the Union address on Capitol Hill, January 25, 2011. L-R: Chief Justice John Roberts, Justice Anthony Kennedy, the president, Justice Ginsburg and Justice Stephen Breyer. REUTERS/Pablo Martinez Monsivais/Pool </p>

President Barack Obama hugs Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg prior to delivering his State of the Union address on Capitol Hill, January 25, 2011. L-R: Chief Justice John Roberts, Justice Anthony Kennedy, the president, Justice Ginsburg and...more

President Barack Obama hugs Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg prior to delivering his State of the Union address on Capitol Hill, January 25, 2011. L-R: Chief Justice John Roberts, Justice Anthony Kennedy, the president, Justice Ginsburg and Justice Stephen Breyer. REUTERS/Pablo Martinez Monsivais/Pool

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<p>Members of Congress not seated by party listen to President Obama's during his State of the Union address to a joint session of Congress on Capitol Hill, January 25, 2011. 


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Members of Congress not seated by party listen to President Obama's during his State of the Union address to a joint session of Congress on Capitol Hill, January 25, 2011. REUTERS/Jim Young

Members of Congress not seated by party listen to President Obama's during his State of the Union address to a joint session of Congress on Capitol Hill, January 25, 2011. REUTERS/Jim Young

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<p>President Obama is pictured on a TV camera screen during his State of the Union address to a joint session of Congress on Capitol Hill, January 25, 2011. 


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President Obama is pictured on a TV camera screen during his State of the Union address to a joint session of Congress on Capitol Hill, January 25, 2011. REUTERS/Jason Reed

President Obama is pictured on a TV camera screen during his State of the Union address to a joint session of Congress on Capitol Hill, January 25, 2011. REUTERS/Jason Reed

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<p>President Obama makes a point during his State of the Union address to a joint session of Congress on Capitol Hill, January 25, 2011. REUTERS/Jim Young </p>

President Obama makes a point during his State of the Union address to a joint session of Congress on Capitol Hill, January 25, 2011. REUTERS/Jim Young

President Obama makes a point during his State of the Union address to a joint session of Congress on Capitol Hill, January 25, 2011. REUTERS/Jim Young

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<p>Supreme Court Associate Justices Elena Kagan (L) and Sonia Maria Sotomayor arrive together for President Obama's State of the Union address to a Joint Session of Congress on Capitol Hill, January 25, 2011. REUTERS/Jim Young </p>

Supreme Court Associate Justices Elena Kagan (L) and Sonia Maria Sotomayor arrive together for President Obama's State of the Union address to a Joint Session of Congress on Capitol Hill, January 25, 2011. REUTERS/Jim Young

Supreme Court Associate Justices Elena Kagan (L) and Sonia Maria Sotomayor arrive together for President Obama's State of the Union address to a Joint Session of Congress on Capitol Hill, January 25, 2011. REUTERS/Jim Young

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<p>President Obama is greeted as he arrives to deliver his State of the Union address to a joint session of Congress on Capitol Hill, January 25, 2011. REUTERS/Jim Young </p>

President Obama is greeted as he arrives to deliver his State of the Union address to a joint session of Congress on Capitol Hill, January 25, 2011. REUTERS/Jim Young

President Obama is greeted as he arrives to deliver his State of the Union address to a joint session of Congress on Capitol Hill, January 25, 2011. REUTERS/Jim Young

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<p>Former Democratic Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) takes her seat next to Republican Rep. Roscoe Bartlett (L) after the two agreed to sit next to each other in a spirit of bipartisanship on the floor of the House of Representatives before President Obama delivers his State of the Union address to a joint session of Congress on Capitol Hill, January 25, 2011. REUTERS/Jim Young </p>

Former Democratic Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) takes her seat next to Republican Rep. Roscoe Bartlett (L) after the two agreed to sit next to each other in a spirit of bipartisanship on the floor of the House of Representatives before...more

Former Democratic Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) takes her seat next to Republican Rep. Roscoe Bartlett (L) after the two agreed to sit next to each other in a spirit of bipartisanship on the floor of the House of Representatives before President Obama delivers his State of the Union address to a joint session of Congress on Capitol Hill, January 25, 2011. REUTERS/Jim Young

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<p>Senator John McCain (R-AZ) gives a thumbs up to a colleague behind the back of his bipartisan seatmate Senator John Kerry (D-MA) at the start of U.S. President Barack Obama's State of the Union address to a joint session of Congress on Capitol Hill, January 25, 2011. REUTERS/Jason Reed</p>

Senator John McCain (R-AZ) gives a thumbs up to a colleague behind the back of his bipartisan seatmate Senator John Kerry (D-MA) at the start of U.S. President Barack Obama's State of the Union address to a joint session of Congress on Capitol Hill,...more

Senator John McCain (R-AZ) gives a thumbs up to a colleague behind the back of his bipartisan seatmate Senator John Kerry (D-MA) at the start of U.S. President Barack Obama's State of the Union address to a joint session of Congress on Capitol Hill, January 25, 2011. REUTERS/Jason Reed

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<p>Senator Jim Webb (D-VA), (C) whispers to his seatmate Senator Orrin Hatch (R-UT) as they sit between Senator Max Baucus (R-MT) (L) and Rep. Hank Johnson (D-GA) (R) during U.S. President Barack Obama's State of the Union address to a joint session of Congress on Capitol Hill, January 25, 2011. 

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Senator Jim Webb (D-VA), (C) whispers to his seatmate Senator Orrin Hatch (R-UT) as they sit between Senator Max Baucus (R-MT) (L) and Rep. Hank Johnson (D-GA) (R) during U.S. President Barack Obama's State of the Union address to a joint session of...more

Senator Jim Webb (D-VA), (C) whispers to his seatmate Senator Orrin Hatch (R-UT) as they sit between Senator Max Baucus (R-MT) (L) and Rep. Hank Johnson (D-GA) (R) during U.S. President Barack Obama's State of the Union address to a joint session of Congress on Capitol Hill, January 25, 2011. REUTERS/Molly Riley

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<p>Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton greets Supreme Court Justices Elana Kagan (R), and Sonia Sotomayor (C) prior to President Barack Obama's State of the Union address on Capitol Hill, January 25, 2011. 

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Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton greets Supreme Court Justices Elana Kagan (R), and Sonia Sotomayor (C) prior to President Barack Obama's State of the Union address on Capitol Hill, January 25, 2011. REUTERS/Pablo Martinez Monsivais/Pool more

Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton greets Supreme Court Justices Elana Kagan (R), and Sonia Sotomayor (C) prior to President Barack Obama's State of the Union address on Capitol Hill, January 25, 2011. REUTERS/Pablo Martinez Monsivais/Pool

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<p>L-R: Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-NV), Senate Majority Whip Richard Durbin (D-IL) and Senator Mark Kirk (R-IL) are pictured during President Obama's State of the Union address on Capitol Hill, January 25, 2011.

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L-R: Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-NV), Senate Majority Whip Richard Durbin (D-IL) and Senator Mark Kirk (R-IL) are pictured during President Obama's State of the Union address on Capitol Hill, January 25, 2011. REUTERS/Pablo Martinez...more

L-R: Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-NV), Senate Majority Whip Richard Durbin (D-IL) and Senator Mark Kirk (R-IL) are pictured during President Obama's State of the Union address on Capitol Hill, January 25, 2011. REUTERS/Pablo Martinez Monsivais/Pool

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<p>Members of Congress from both parties stand and applaud together including in the front row at right Senator Mark Warner (D-VA), Senator Saxby Chambliss (R-GA), Senator Al Franken (D-MN) and Senator Marco Rubio (R-FL) as U.S. President Barack Obama makes a point during his State of the Union address to a joint session of Congress on Capitol Hill, January 25, 2011. REUTERS/Kevin Lamarque </p>

Members of Congress from both parties stand and applaud together including in the front row at right Senator Mark Warner (D-VA), Senator Saxby Chambliss (R-GA), Senator Al Franken (D-MN) and Senator Marco Rubio (R-FL) as U.S. President Barack Obama...more

Members of Congress from both parties stand and applaud together including in the front row at right Senator Mark Warner (D-VA), Senator Saxby Chambliss (R-GA), Senator Al Franken (D-MN) and Senator Marco Rubio (R-FL) as U.S. President Barack Obama makes a point during his State of the Union address to a joint session of Congress on Capitol Hill, January 25, 2011. REUTERS/Kevin Lamarque

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<p>Representative Michele Bachmann of Minnesota talks with a colleague as she arrives for President Barack Obama's State of the Union address to a joint session of Congress on Capitol Hill, January 25, 2011. REUTERS/Kevin Lamarque</p>

Representative Michele Bachmann of Minnesota talks with a colleague as she arrives for President Barack Obama's State of the Union address to a joint session of Congress on Capitol Hill, January 25, 2011. REUTERS/Kevin Lamarque

Representative Michele Bachmann of Minnesota talks with a colleague as she arrives for President Barack Obama's State of the Union address to a joint session of Congress on Capitol Hill, January 25, 2011. REUTERS/Kevin Lamarque

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