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Republican, Democrat SOTU Seatmates React To Obama

On Tuesday, President Obama delivered his final State of the Union address of his four-year term. It largely focused on growing the nation's economy. Host Michel Martin talks with two members of Congress who sat next to each other during the address: Rep. Michael Grimm, R-N.Y., and Rep. Loretta Sanchez, D-Calif.
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Will Backing Of Anti-Immigration Movement's 'Dark Lord' Haunt Romney?

Maybe you've never heard of Kris Kobach. But some immigration advocacy groups say an endorsement from the Kansas secretary of state is going to cost Mitt Romney the Hispanic vote and — should Romney become the Republican nominee — the general election.
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Valerie Jarrett: Obama's SOTU A Call To Action

Host Michel Martin speaks with White House Senior Adviser Valerie Jarrett about President Obama's State of the Union speech. Jarrett discusses job loss and growth, and says America is moving in the right direction when it comes to combating unemployment.
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Poll: Romney Has Large Lead Among Florida Hispanic Voters

That Romney is doing better with Florida Latinos even though he has a more hard line position on undocumented workers than Gingrich underscores how the issue of immigration is more nuanced in the Sunshine State than elsewhere.
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At Busboys & Poets, Praise For Obama During SOTU

D.C. residents gathered at the liberal-leaning Busboys & Poets Tuesday night to watch the president's State of the Union speech, and many of them said they liked what they heard from President Obama.

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Obama's And Daniels' Speeches Follow Classic Party Lines

ANALYSIS: There were appeals to what unites Americans, and even to what may unite the warring parties in Washington. But the spirit and bite of the address were in the throwing down of the gauntlet.
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Mixed Evidence Of Obama's Post-Partisan Presidency

In an article in The New Yorker, author Ryan Lizza describes President Obama as someone who spoke of a post-partisan world but also made calculated political moves. The article is called "The Obama Memos." Steve Inskeep talks to Lizza about the president's State of the Union address.

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