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Obama To Focus On Job Creation, Economic Growth In State Of The Union

Melissa Block talks to Mara Liasson about what President Obama might address in his State of the Union speech.

Obama's Record On Political Money One Of Ambivalence

Tuesday's State of the Union address marks the third anniversary of President Obama public criticism of the Supreme Court for its Citizens United ruling. It's also just over one year since he reversed course and embraced a superPAC for his own reelection. The Obama record on political money is one of ambivalence and flip-flops.

The History Lessons Obama Hopes We'll Learn

Presidents use references to great events as a way of acknowledging that what unites Americans is not ethnicity or even language but ideas and a shared past. President Obama cited historical moments in his inaugural; look for similar touchstones at the State of the Union address.

What To Serve At A State Of The Union Party: 'Sour Grapes And Whine'

When NPR White House correspondent Ari Shapiro posed that question to his 125,000 Facebook followers, plenty of people jumped at the chance for a show of wit. Let the bon mots roll!

Rosa Parks Statue, Capitol's First Of African-American Woman, To Be Dedicated

The late civil rights icon's statue will join those in the National Statuary Hall Collection. The dedication is set for Feb. 27.