Obama urges unity

State of the Union

Obama resurrected the language of his campaign to criticize Washington's partisan dysfunction. (AP Photo) Read More »

Fix first thoughts

Chris Cillizza reviews the top themes and meaning of Obama's speech.

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  • Interactive: The president's words
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  • Fix: Analyzing Obama's state of the union
  • Biden defends Obama's criticism of high court
  • Shales: Rough, tough and undaunted
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  • Post Carbon: Barton's climate skepticism clear
  • Congress reacts to speech
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  • Invited guests make a statement
  • Interactive: Guests at the President's speech
  • Education spending to be promoted in speech
  • Obama: 'We face a deficit of trust'
  • 44: Live blog archive of the speech
  • Twitterverse | Tweets from the Capitol Dome

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    Dana Milbank

    Post columnist discusses his take on President Obama's State of the Union address.

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