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Chris Dorner Manifesto FULL TEXT: Read the Full Christopher Dorner Manifesto

Christoper Dorner, a former Los Angeles police officer who is now known to have killed four people, posted a 6-page manifesto on Facebook prior to his rampage. Read the uncensored manifesto here.

Lent 2013: 5 Things to Give Up For Lent

The sacrifices on this list might be a luxury, a bad habit, a temptation, or a guilty pleasure. Chances are, at least one of these overlaps with what you were considering giving up for Lent.
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Chris Dorner Manifesto: Read Christopher Dorner's Manifesto Online

Chris Dorner, the rogue ex-LAPD officer accused of killing four people, released a rambling manifesto on Facebook before his crimes. Read it here.

Lent 2013: Everything You Need to Know to Understand Lent

Lent brings a 40 day period of humble sacrifices and solemnity, but many people don't know all the ins and outs of why Catholics and Christians observe it. Here's what you need to know.
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Find Out What the Constitution Really Says About Obama's Drone Strikes

Every claim made by the Obama administration defending its program of targeted assassinations fails even the most broad interpretations of constitutional power.
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Abraham Lincoln and Charles Darwin Turn 204: Why They're Two Of the Most Influential Figures in History

Today is the 204thbirthday of two of the most influential figures in world history – Abraham Lincoln and Charles Darwin.
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Chris Dorner Not Dead? Authorities Say Body Not Recovered

Authorities said that Christopher Dorner's body has not been recovered yet, but that doesn't mean he's not dead.
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Who Writes Obama's Speeches: Meet Cody Keenan

Jon Favreau, the lead speechwriter for President Obama will depart. Meet the new lead speechwriter, Cody Keenan.
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Ron Paul Chooses Hypocrisy Over Principles In Fight Over RonPaul.Com

Ron Paul wants RonPaul.com and RonPaul.org for himself, but his supporters already own the URLs. Instead of working out a free-market deal, what did Paul do? Sue them. In the UN.

Ash Wednesday 2013: 6 Things That Prove America is a Christian Nation

In the U.S., we're constantly faced with the same question: “Are we a Christian nation?” I think so, and here are six reasons why I believe this, in honor of the six weeks of Lent.
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Is Christopher Dorner Alive?

Christopher Dorner has reportedly been chased to a remote Big Bear Lake cabin, which is burning down around him. Is the rogue ex-cop dead?

Iowa Abortion Bill: Proposed Legislation Could Send One-Third Of Women to Jail

Republicans in Iowa have introduced a bill to redefine murder to include knowingly “killing” a fertilized egg.
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Christopher Dorner Fan Site Already Alleging Conspiracy

Christopher Dorner is now believed to have perished in a fire that consumed a Big Bear Lake cabin, but conspiracists and supporters are already alleging a conspiracy to silence him.

Knicks Iman Shumpert: Who Has the Best Flat Top in the NBA?

This year, there's a new rivalry a-brewing in the NBA: Iman Shumpert vs Norris Cole, A.K.A. those two guys with the flat tops. Who wins the title of Baddest Flattest?
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Did Chris Dorner Escape?

Chris Dorner may have escaped the burning inferno where authorities claimed to have cornered him Tuesday night, as tracks were found leading away from that cabin.

Valentine's Day 2013: Chivalry Isn't Dead, It's Just Different

The definition of "chivalry" has changed for the better. As long as men are respectful, it doesn't matter if they don't hold open doors, pay for dates, or shower women with empty pleasantries.

Academy Awards 2013 Date: When Are the Oscars?

So when exactly are the 2013 Oscars? February 24 my friends. Here's what you need to know.
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Is Chris Dorner Dead?

Ex-cop Christopher Dorner's week-long rampage may be over, as the former police officer has been cornered in a Big Bear Lake cabin.
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State Of the Union Address 2013: 5 Topics Obama Will Discuss

Immigration reform, gun violence, and drones will all be hot topics in Obama's annual State of the Union speech.

Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Edition 2013: Kate Upton Makes Her Contribution to an American Tradition

Kate Upton graces the cover of the the 50th anniversary 'Sports Illustrated Swimsuit' edition, contributing to an American tradition first started in 1964.
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Obama State of the Union 2013: Transcript

Check out a full transcript of President Obama's 2013 State of the Union address, as well as a great word cloud.

Oscar Nominations 2013: Why 'Zero Dark Thirty' Shouldn't Win Best Picture

"Zero Dark Thirty" should have been a detective story, instead it felt more like a chaotic prelude to a 30-minute "Call of Duty" mission.
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State of the Union 2013: Live Blog and Recap

Three weeks after giving his second inauguration address, President Barack Obama is set to give his annual State of the Union. These Are the big take-aways you don't want to miss.
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Violence Against Women Act Passed By Senate 78-22: Full Roll Call

The U.S. Senate overwhelmingly passed the Violence Against Women Act. The 22 senators who voted against it were all Republican men.

Why Are Americans So Terrified By Slasher Films?

The "slasher" sub-genre of horror movies displays some of our most popular and enduring symbols of fear, and helps us understand ourselves as a nation.
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Immigration Reform 2013: State Governors Aren't Even Mentioning Reform

Forty-Four governors have delivered State of the State speeches in 2013, but only three of them have mentioned immigration policy. Something is wrong with that message.
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Watch: Chris Dorner Shootout Caught on Live Footage By CBS Reporter

The shootout which preceded fugitive ex-cop Chris Dorner's retreat into a Big Bear Lake cabin which subsequently caught fire was caught on tape by CBS. Watch it here.
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My Name is Ron Johnson, and I Helped Protect Pedophiles in Wisconsin

What do Sen. Ron Johnson and the Pope have in common? They both oppose the Child Victims Act of Wisconsin, and they've played integral parts in its defeat.
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5 Lessons For Marco Rubio From Bobby Jindal's State of the Union Response

Louisiana Governor Bobby Jindal's 2009 State of the Union response was a disaster. Here's 5 lessons Marco Rubio should have taken away for his response to Obama's speech tonight.
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Gay Marriage Opponents: Are They Giving Up?

The GOP sees attacking the gay community is tantamount to political suicide, but that doesn’t mean there will be any less of it from them, perhaps just fewer incendiary antics.
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Obama State Of the Union LIVE Video and Blog

Virtually every State of the Union address has been long, boring, and full of rhetorical niceties. Cut through the BS by following this no-nonsense SOTU live blog.

'Django Unchained' Review: Slavery Story With A-List Actors Opens Door For Black Filmmakers

'Django' has created an opportunity for black filmmakers to share great tales of history and re-frame the narrative of slavery in America.
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Joe Jones Manifesto: Second LAPD Sides With Christopher Dorner

A former LAPD officer has written a manifesto sympathizing with Christopher Dorner, the fugitive ex-LA cop who declared "war" on the LAPD.
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'Anonymous' Hackers Threaten to Black Out SOTU Address

The mysterious group of hacking activists has threatened to prevent Tuesday's State of the Union speech from being streamed online.
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Carnival Rio de Janeiro: What It Says About Brazil's Future

During one of the world's most famous celebrations, concerns about inflation, drought, and growth temper optimistic predictions for Brazil's economic near-future.
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What time is the State of the Union and other fun SOTU facts (+ an infographic!)

Three weeks after giving his second inauguration address, President Barack Obama is set to give his annual state of the union on Feb 12.
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Obama SOTU Transcript

Full transcript of Obama's State of the Union Address
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State of the Union Address 2013: What Should Obama Say in His Speech to Congress?

Tuesday night, Obama will give his first State of the Union address of the new term. What should he say? Weigh-in with your own thoughts and help draft PolicyMic's response.
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Cindy Bachman, San Bernardino Spokesman, Confirms One Deputy Killed By Chris Dorner in Final Hours

A San Bernardino police spokeswoman has confirmed that Chris Dorner killed a sheriff's deputy before being cornered in a Big Bear Lake cabin which burnt to the ground.
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Christopher Dorner Facebook Manifesto Leads Some To Protest Ongoing Standoff

Christopher Dorner's manifesto has apparently won him some fans - including Frank Cardiel and Shantel Cardiel, who held up signs in support of him during today's standoff at Big Bear Lake.
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Chris Dorner Cabin on Fire, Has Basement

The cabin where ex-LAPD officer and rampage killer Christopher Dorner is reportedly holed up is still burning to the ground, while ammunition inside explodes.
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SOTU 2013 Live Stream: HD HQ Video Of Obama's Address

There will be multiple places to watch the State of the Union address online if you want to reserve your television for something else.
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State of the Union Reaction: PolicyMic's Response to Obama's Address

Obama's State of the Union touched off a lot of reactions around the internet tonight. What was your response to SOTU 2013.

Mardi Gras 2013: What Visitors Don't Understand About the Celebration

There's more to Mardi Gras than beads, boobs, and booze. The beauty of Mardi Gras season is that residents realize the importance of setting aside their troubles and reveling with the community.
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Rand Paul State of the Union: Where to Watch and When

Rand Paul will give the Tea Party rebuttal to the State of the Union address around 10:45 p.m. EST and will be livestreaming on the Tea Party Express website.
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Watch SOTU: President Obama Releases Terrifying Dubstep Trailer For State Of the Union (Yes, Really.)

President Obama is scheduled to give his State of the Union tonight at 9:00 p.m. EST, and the White House just released a trailer... with dubstep. We are not making this up.
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CNN State Of the Union Coverage Bumped By Christopher Dorner Standoff

CNN forgoes its scheduled 7pm (EST) preview of the State of the Union address to provide live coverage of the manhunt for alleged cop-killer Christopher Dorner.

7 Works Of Literature Worth Reading During Black History Month

Where do you begin when you seek to read more African-American literature than what you were required to read in high school? Here are a few suggestions for the rest of February.
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Debt Ceiling 2013: Democrats Have Failed to Provide a Vision For Future Prosperity

Failing to pass a budget is a serious failing. It shows the inability of Democrats to have a realistic long-term fiscal strategy. Do Democrats even have long-term fiscal goals?
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Christopher Dorner Manhunt LIVE Video

Ongoing live video coverage of the manhunt of alleged serial killer Christopher Dorner.

New Pope Should Be Reginald Foster — the Funniest Clergyman Of All-Time

If the Catholic Church is to have any chance of remaining relevant in the 21st century, its only hope is to have Reginald Foster as Supreme Pontiff.
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SEAL Team 6 Shooter: He Deserves a Hero's Reward, Not a Nightmare On Earth

When killing the most wanted terrorist in the world is rewarded by a living nightmare without a job, health insurance, or a military pension, something is very, very wrong in America.
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Gun Control Debate: Is Joe Biden Committing Treason By Attacking the Second Amendment?

Vice President Joe Biden says the White House is looking for "legitimate media" to promote gun control. If gun control is unconstitutional, does that make him a traitor?
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Chris Dorner Dead? Likely

Christopher Dorner, a former LAPD officer who went on a rampage that killed four people and wounded at least three others, is likely dead after being cornered in a Big Bear Lake cabin.
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What is the Higher Education Act: Legislation That Determines How Schools Receive Federal Aid

In the 2013 State of the Union address, Obama called on Congress to reform the Higher Education Act. It determines how schools receive federal aid.
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Are American Voters Dumber Than They Were In 1852?

The data indicates that American voters are becoming dumber and more dependent upon the government, and it shows in election results.
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Christopher Dorner Hostage Situation

"Hundreds of rounds" were exchanged in about half an hour during the gun battle between Dorner and law enforcement.
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SOTU 2013: Obama Pushes Common Sense and Real Reform

Obama called upon the new 113th Congress and the American people to help make his second term vision a reality.
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State of the Union 2013: Foreign Policy Roundup

In SOTU, Obama held fast to his core tenets of diplomacy and engagement in foreign policy and offered some specifics.

Valentine's Day 2013: Just Another Holiday That Fell Victim to Materialism

Our calendar features several prominent religious holidays -- essentially all of which have lost their original meaning. Valentine's Day is hardly any different.
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Iraq Civil War: America Needs to Again Be Part Of Iraqi Politics

Given the recent uptick in sectarian violence, as well as growing Iranian influence in the country, it's time for the U.S. to become more deeply involved politically.
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Obama Climate Change: How to Push Him Into Action in His Second Term

The environmental movement needs a strong outside-the-Beltway strategy; namely, the capacity to shift public opinion and exercise political power at the local and state level.
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Obama State of the Union 2013 LIVE: Obama Lays Out the Agenda For the Next 4 Years

President Obama's bully pulpit has never been taller. Tonight's speech is his opportunity to layout his agenda and the terms thereof. Will he pull up a fade away jumper or go hard to the paint?

Valentine's Day 2013: 4 Best Valentine's Day Moments in Sitcom History

With Valentine's Day coming up, we take a look at five of the funniest, most memorable moments in recent V-Day sitcom lore.
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What Channel is the State of the Union On?

Where you should tune in for full coverage of the 2013 State of the Union Address

Mardi Gras 2013: 5 Places to Spend Mardi Gras Besides New Orleans

When you think Mardi Gras, New Orleans surely comes to mind, but lots of other cities know how to have a good time with the celebration.
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3 Foreign Policy Issues Obama Should Address In the State Of the Union, But Won't

President Obama should address substantive foreign policy issues in his State of the Union Tuesday night, but he probably won't. Here are three problems we should hear more about.

'Walking Dead' Season 3 Ratings: Show's 12.3 Million Viewers a Big Win For Cable, Not Quality

It seems safe to say that 'The Walking Dead' will continue to break records. I just wish the show were better.
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Big Bear Lake Cabin On Fire, Fire Trucks Approaching

The Big Bear Lake cabin where Christopher Dorner may have been killed has now burnt most of the way down and is being approached by fire trucks, according to firsthand sources.
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Marco Rubio 2016 Campaign Kicked Off By Awkward SOTU Rebuttal

Marco Rubio's 2016 presidential campaign has unofficially started, stumbling out of the starting gate with an awkward rebuttal to President Obama's State Of the Union.
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State of the Union 2013: Sandy Hook Green Ribbon, Gun Violence & Citizenship

President Obama discusses the importance of voting for gun control reform in Congress, recognizing the loss of children's lives.
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State Of the Union Drinking Game: Here's to the Second Beer

What was once an update from the Executive branch to the Legislative is now little more than an opportunity for us to get blasted. In the good way, not the "belonging to an associated force" way.
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Tea Party Response to State of the Union: How Rand Paul Could Hurt the GOP

Rand Paul could really screw things up tonight with his Tea Party response to the State of the Union. Here's what he should do instead.
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State of the Union 2013: Immigration Reform, Gender Equity and Fair Pay

Obama will likely push more aggressively for his brand of economic policy, gun control measures, immigration reform, and possibly even climate change.

2013: Valentine's Day Gift Ideas: Skip Chocolate

There's a good reason not to give chocolate this V-Day (and it has nothing to do with gaining weight).
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State of the Union 2013: Social Media and Twitter Statistics

Take a look at the Twitter statistics from President Obama's 2013 State of the Union address.
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Rubio is Done

Three weeks after giving his second inauguration address, President Barack Obama is set to give his annual State of the Union. These Are the big take-aways you don't want to miss.
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State of the Union Livestream 2013: Watch Here With Updates and Analysis

Live blogging all the flashpoints and disagreements of the State of the Union 2013.
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State of the Union 2013 Raises More Questions, Offers Not Enough Answers

During Tuesday's State of the Union address, Obama raised more questions than he might have intended to with his strong policy prescriptions.
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Christopher Dorner Drone: Police Using Drones to Target Former LAPD

The manhunt for the former police officer continues with revelations that police might be using drones to capture him.
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5 Things Congress Should Give Up For Lent

Christians around the world begin the fasting for Lent on Wednesday. Maybe Congress should do the same and give up some of its worst traits for one month.
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State of the Union 2013 LIVE: Foreign Policy Edition

Follow along for live updates on American foreign policy in Obama's 2013 State of the Union address live.
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What is the Minimum Wage?

A breakdown of the current minimum wage law.
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Rubio SOTU 2013 Speech: GOP to Give Dueling Responses

Republicans will prepare two responses to Obama's State of the Union address, another indication of the civil war being waged for control of the party.
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Bobak Ferdowsi in the House For State Of the Union

Famed NASA engineer and mohawk enthusiast Bobak Ferdowsi will be in attendance during tonight's State of the Union speech as a guest of First Lady Michelle Obama.
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North Korea Nuclear Test: 3 Crucial Questions Are Answered

Was the test a success? Did it use plutonium or uranium? And how will China react?
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LIVE State of the Union 2013: Economics Will Dominate Obama's Speech

Obama will likely push more aggressively for his brand of economic policy, gun control measures, immigration reform, and possibly even climate change.

'Monsters University' Trailer: Pixar Looks Poised For a Comeback

After a few years of lackluster films, Pixar looks poised to triumph once again. In 'Monsters University' Wazowski and Sulley head to college and have the college experience as only monsters can.
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State of the Union Address 2013: LIVE Coverage

Live coverage of the State of the Union Address, set to begin at 9 pm Tuesday.
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Christopher Dorner Hostage-Taking

Alleged cop-killing ex-cop took hostages days ago.
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LAPD Opens Investigation Into Christopher Dorner's Firing

Los Angeles Police Chief Charlie Beck said he was reopening the case as a "public relations move" and not not "to appease" Dorner.
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Rubio tweets pictures of water bottle

Three weeks after giving his second inauguration address, President Barack Obama is set to give his annual State of the Union. These Are the big take-aways you don't want to miss.
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State of the Union Reaction: Obama Displays Major Hypocrisy in Speech

Barack Obama delivered a hypocritical and divisive State of the Union Speech on Tuesday night.

NYU Holds Martin Luther King Jr. Week to Honor His Memory, Promote More Equality

NYU just had MLK Week in remembrance of the great civil rights leader, drawing prominent members of the black community such as Rev. Al Sharpton, Michaela Angela Davis, and more.
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Obama Israel Visit: What to Expect On the President's Trip

President Obama will make his first visit to Israel in late March, and will discuss American-Israeli relations, especially concerning Palestine and Iran.
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Marco Rubio's State of the Union: GOP Response

Here's a link to Sen. Marco Rubio's GOP response to President Obama's State of the Union address.
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SOTU 2013: GOP To Provide Their Own Real-Time Fact Checking

Republicans in the House of Representatives will be providing their own real-time fact checking of the State of the Union address.
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As promised, here's the Rubio.gif

Three weeks after giving his second inauguration address, President Barack Obama is set to give his annual State of the Union. These Are the big take-aways you don't want to miss.
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2013 State of the Union: LIVE Updates and Analysis Of Obama's Speech

Of all of his State of the Union addresses, this may be the president’s most informative and instructive, providing a summary of what he has already accomplished, and listing what he needs to do.
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A 2004 George Bush Speech Reads Exactly Like An Obama Soundbite

Bush and Obama push for similar defense strategies, and their ineffective methods aren't going to settle the war on terror.

5 New Songs That Prove Country Music is Better Than Ever

Five recently released tunes that prove country music isn't just pop.
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Coverage of Obama's SOTU Speech: PolicyMic Guide, Live Analysis and Video

PolicyMic pundits will be offering a range of analysis and opinion on tonight's State of the Union speech. Here's your full guide to the festivities.
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LIVE State of the Union Address 2013: Drone Memo, The Kill List and America's Place in the World

America isn't the super power it once was. Now we need to see how Obama will advance our interests in the world and how he addresses the concern over his drone program and kill list.

Michigan Basketball Rivalry: When Both Teams Are Local, Who Do Fans Root For?

When Michigan travels to East Lansing to take on Michigan State in a top 10 match-up Tuesday night, state residents will have to choose who to root for.
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Ron Paul Turns On the Grassroots in Move to Seize RonPaul.com and RonPaul.org

Until just a few days ago, the idea of Ron Paul suing his hardcore online supporters in a UN court would be unthinkable. So why is he doing it now?
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State of the Union 2013: Balanced Approach to Curb Health Care Costs

Obama will likely push more aggressively for his brand of economic policy, gun control measures, immigration reform, and possibly even climate change.
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2013 State of the Union Address LIVE: Follow President's Obama's Address to the Nation

The State of the Union address is yet another opportunity for the president to prove just how low the democratic process has gotten and prove that the forces of partisan polarization are intact.
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State of the Union 2013 Live: Final Analysis

Despite being a well-rounded speech, I don’t believe that he answered enough questions but raised more.

Valentine's Day 2013 Gift Ideas: Forget About Cards

In this era of on-demand media, the best Valentine's Day gift might be that V-Day-related episode from his or her favorite sitcom.
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Dorner Dead: Sources Confirm Chris Dorner Almost Certainly Dead In Big Bear Cabin Fire (Details Here)

Christopher Dorner has almost certainly perished in the fire that destroyed a Big Bear Lake where a man matching his description fired at police, report authorities.
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Marco Rubio Ethnicity: Marco Rubio Totes Latino Roots In State Of the Union Response

Sen. Marco Rubio (R-Fla.) toted his Latino roots in his response to President Obama's State Of the Union Tuesday, saying we need to restore small-government policies that help the middle class.
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Obama State of the Union 2013: LIVE Stream and Updates

Tonight is President Obama's fifth State of the Union. Cut through the talking heads, partisan bickering, and nonsensical responses to find out what the President's actually saying tonight.
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2013 State Of the Union LIVE: Obama Competes With Rubio For Spotlight

With Rubio's speech, Republican elites hope to avoid the awkward SOTU response given by Louisiana governor Bobby Jindal’s the last time.
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USPS Is Bankrupt, But We Can Save It By Privatizing

How do we save the Post Office? Look towards Germany for the best hints towards success.
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State of the Union Address 2013: Live Updates With All the Details

Even those who supported Obama's re-election have questions: will he provide answers or continue focusing on rhetoric? His State of the Union address will be our chance to find out.
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SOTU 2013: Housing Refinance Bills

President Obama taunted Congress to pass refinancing legislation to allow law-abiding, payment-making citizens to refinance at today's rate.
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Cody Keenan: Obama's New Speechwriter

The newest lead speechwriter is 32 year old Cody Keenan who joined the staff in 2007 as an intern under Jon Favreau and served as a speechwriter during the 2008 campaign.
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