After an election, the winning party typically tries to pass the policies it campaigned on while the losers try to work up a more appealing agenda. But last night's dueling speeches revealed, strangely, the reverse.
Imagine, for a moment, that President Obama managed to pass every policy he proposed tonight. America would be a markedly different country.
Sen. Marco Rubio (R-Fla.). delivers the Republican response to the State of the Union address.
Here's the full speech that President Barack Obama will deliver as his fourth State of the Union address.
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Whether the country is battling new policies or an alien invasion, an address from the leader of the free world is never out of order.
The State of the Union is an opportunity for the president to make lot of promises. But not all of them get kept.