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McMorris Rodgers gives GOP prebuttle

U.S. Rep. Cathy McMorris Rodgers, vice chair of the House Republican Conference, gave Fox News a preview of the GOP's rebuttle to tonight's expected themes in President Obama's State of the Union address. The congresswoman from Spokane took repeated shots at Obama's rejection of the Keystone pipeline, saying America needs the private sector jobs.

“At a time when we need to be putting Americans back to work, the President, unfortunately, is saying ‘no’ to American energy and ‘no’ to American jobs,” McMorris Rodgers told Fox News commentator Bill Hemmer.  “That’s the wrong answer.

Here's a clip of the TV appearance:

The president is scheduled to deliver his State of the Union address at 6 p.m. PT tonight, and is expected to call for higher tax rates on America's millionaires.


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Jim Camden is a veteran political reporter for The Spokesman-Review.


Jonathan Brunt is an enterprise reporter for The Spokesman-Review.


Kip Hill is a general assignments reporter for The Spokesman-Review.

Nick Deshais covers Spokane City Hall for The Spokesman-Review.

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