The Washington Post

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.

  • Ezra Klein
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  • Feb 13, 2013
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Imagine, for a moment, that President Obama managed to pass every policy he proposed tonight. America would be a markedly different country.

  • Ezra Klein
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  • Feb 13, 2013
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Sen. Marco Rubio (R-Fla.). delivers the Republican response to the State of the Union address.

  • Sarah Kliff
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  • Feb 13, 2013
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Here's the full speech that President Barack Obama will deliver as his fourth State of the Union address.

  • Sarah Kliff
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  • Feb 13, 2013
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We're providing real time context and analysis for President Obama's fourth State of the Union address. Join us!

  • Wonkblog Team
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  • Feb 12, 2013
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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.

  • Sarah Kliff
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  • Feb 12, 2013
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The State of the Union is an opportunity for the president to make lot of promises. But not all of them get kept.

  • The Wonkblog Team
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  • Feb 12, 2013
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