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State of the Union speech a big deal here, elsewhere... not so much; plus John Kerry’s bruises explained (read-this roundup)

House Speaker John Boehner listens as President Barack Obama delivers his State of the Union address. (Saul Loeb/Associated Press)

Second, a reminder from our colleague Joel Achenbach that not everyone gives a hoot about a silly speech. His dispatch from sunny Florida (is that another planet, we wonder) includes the shocking revelation that many folks out there aren’t cable-news junkies. Some (gasp!) don’t even have cable.

And our colleagues at the Reliable Source have the scoop on what the puck happened to Sen. John Kerry (D-Mass.), who last night appeared in the SOTU audience with a banged-up face: He injured himself in a hockey game with pals, they report.

But in case you missed the big event, our colleagues have whittled it down to a breezy 60 seconds. Think of it as the Cliff Notes version:

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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