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January 25, 2011 in Nation/World
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From left, Sen. Lisa Murkowski, R-Alaska, Rep. Heath Shuler, D-N.C., Rep. Paul Gosar, R-Ariz, and Sen. Mark Udall, D-Colo., take part in a news conference on Capitol Hill in Washington, Tuesday, Jan. 25, 2011, to discuss Democrats and Republicans sitting together during President Barack Obama’s State of the Union speech.

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On the day of his State of the Union address, President Barack Obama strides from the Oval Office along the Colonnade at the White House in Washington, Tuesday, Jan. 25, 2011.

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House Speaker John Boehner, of Ohio, walks with Rep. Cathy McMorris Rodgers, R-Wash., and Rep. Jeb Hensarling, R-Texas, on Capitol Hill in Washington, Tuesday, Jan. 25, 2011, before meeting with reporters after their closed GOP caucus meeting ahead of President Barack Obama’s State of the Union speech.

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Sen. John McCain, R-Ariz., right, and Sen. John Kerry, D-Mass., are seen on Capitol Hill in Washington, Tuesday, Jan. 25, 2011, prior to President Barack Obama’s State of the Union address.

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Vice President Joe Biden talks with House Speaker John Boehner of Ohio on Tuesday, Jan. 25, 2011, prior to President Barack Obama’s State of the Union address.

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First lady Michelle Obama waves on Capitol Hill on Tuesday, Jan. 25, 2011, prior to President Barack Obama’s State of the Union address.

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President Barack Obama is applauded on Capitol Hill in Washington while delivering his State of the Union address Tuesday, Jan. 25, 2011.

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President Barack Obama greets Justice Sonia Sotomayor on Capitol Hill in Washington, Tuesday, Jan. 25, 2011, prior to delivering his State of the Union address. Other justices, from left, are Anthony Kennedy, Ruth Bader Ginsburg and Stephen Breyer.

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President Barack Obama arrives on Capitol Hill in Washington, Tuesday, Jan. 25, 2011, to deliver his State of the Union address. House Majority Leader Eric Cantor of Virginia is at center.

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An empty seat for Rep. Gabrielle Giffords, D-Ariz. is seen on Capitol Hill in Washington, Tuesday, Jan. 25, 2011, during President Barack Obama’s State of the Union address. Rep. Jeff Flake, R-Ariz., is at left, Rep. Raul Grijalva, D-Ariz., is at right.

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House Speaker John Boehner of Ohio watches as President Barack Obama delivers his State of the Union address on Capitol Hill, Tuesday, Jan. 25, 2011.

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Members of President Barack Obama’s Cabinet, from left, Attorney General Eric Holder, Defense Secretary Robert Gates, Treasury Secretary Timothy Geithner and Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton, are seen prior to the start of the president’s State of the Union address Tuesday.

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Sen, Charles Schumer, D-N.Y., left, talks with Sen. Tom Coburn, R-Okla., on Tuesday during President Barack Obama’s State of the Union address in Washington.