SOTU fact-check; Obama’s body language; Rubio’s dry delivery (read-this roundup)


President Obama during his State of the Union speech Tuesday night. (BRENDAN SMIALOWSKI/AFP/GETTY IMAGES)

State-ing facts? — Our pal the Fact Checker notes that SOTU speeches are heavily vetted and rarely include outright fibs. But even Tuesday night’s address had a few stretches. And here’s an issue-by-issue breakdown.

Close reading — In case regular SOTU analysis leaves you wanting something deeper, a body-language expert weighs in.

Stay thirsty, my friend — Sen. Marco Rubio’s (R-Fla.) lip-licking and water break were the most memorable features of his SOTU response. Better than Louisiana Gov. Bobby Jindal’s (R) past performance?

Sound off — The Library of Congress has finalized long-awaited plans for preserving audio recordings for posterity. (Spoiler alert: the system doesn’t involve Youtube.)

Emily Heil is the co-author of the Reliable Source and previously helped pen the In the Loop column with Al Kamen.
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