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Posted at 9:30 AM ET, 01/26/2011

State of the Union video; day of protests; Giffords tweets

By Melissa Bell
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The State of the Union (Sloan/AFP/Getty Images)

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International news: Day of Protests

The streets of Egypt, Palestine and Lebanon were filled with demonstrations Tuesday. Inspired by events in Tunisia, Egyptians took to the streets to call for an end of Hosni Mubarak's 30-year rule. In Lebanon, two days of protests ended Wednesday. Thousands of Sunnis demonstrated against the growing influence of Hezbollah in the Lebanese government. And after the news organization al-Jazeera leaked documents concerning the Palestine-Israeli relationship, Palestinian demonstrators attacked al-Jazeera's office.

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National news: Obama's 'Win the future' speech

President Obama delivered a charged speech for Tuesday's State of the Union. He repeatedly declared the need to "win the future." For all those who missed the speech, The Post's Dan Balz has recapped the speech with analysis:

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Tech news: Giffords tweets

With the news that Rep. Gabrielle Giffords (D-Ariz.) will be transferred to the rehabilitation center Wednesday after her condition was upgraded from serious to good, a new tweet appeared on her timeline, wishing her intern Daniel Hernandez a happy birthday. Hernandez attended the State of the Union address.

From the entire Giffords team: Happy 21st Birthday Daniel Hernandez! Sounds like you have fun plans tonight :)less than a minute ago via web

By Melissa Bell  | January 26, 2011; 9:30 AM ET
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See a tag cloud of Obama's 2011 State of the Union Address: http://robvstate.com/2011/01/25/tag-cloud-of-obamas-2011-state-of-the-union-address/

And see how it compares to the 2010 State of the Union Address

Posted by: robparisblog | January 26, 2011 10:10 AM | Report abuse

This state of the union address should have been labeled "STATE OF THE UNION FOR DUMMIES!" The American people proved in the recent congressional elections that have had enough of Obama's phony rhetoric. The Wall Street executives that have driven us into poverty and despair have gotten $ millions bonuses to steer our economy into the rocks, and $ millions of bonuses from the U.S. Treasury to re-float it. And, like John Dillinger, they know where the money is, "and how to take it out" - but legally! And even though almost nothing has changed since 2008, Obama sees progress and a promised land ahead - but he keeps the supposed big gains ahead as collateral for his 2012 re-election.

On the other side, the republicans are bound to tear his passed reforms, and scrap or stall any future plan that may help him re-elected. It is a tag-of-war, and the average Americans are the rope that is stretched to the limits of tolerance, a.ka. unemployment, foreclosures, a catatonic market economy, and promises made by Obama two years ago that they still don't see in the horizon. And I am sure, as they watched more of the same promises by Obama last night, and all those standing ovations for his "empty rhetoric," they all probably wondered: I have heard that before -quite a few times, Haven't I?

Yes America, you have. And you will hear it again, and again. And you should expect your suffering to continue, while those politicos { I use the Greek word here} who are responsible for your misery will keep receiving "standing ovations!" And they will continue to do that because "State of the Union For Dummies" addresses have proved to be an effective hypnotic for the population that works for them, not for you! Nikos Retsos, retired professor

Posted by: Nikos_Retsos | January 26, 2011 10:59 AM | Report abuse

This state of the union address should have been labeled "STATE OF THE UNION FOR DUMMIES!" The American people proved in the recent congressional elections that have had enough of Obama's phony rhetoric. The Wall Street executives that have driven us into poverty and despair have gotten $ millions bonuses to steer our economy into the rocks, and $ millions of bonuses from the U.S. Treasury to re-float it. And, like John Dillinger, they know where the money is, "and how to take it out" - but legally! And even though almost nothing has changed since 2008, Obama sees progress and a promised land ahead - but he keeps the supposed big gains ahead as collateral for his 2012 re-election.

On the other side, the republicans are bound to tear his passed reforms, and scrap or stall any future plan that may help him re-elected. It is a tag-of-war, and the average Americans are the rope that is stretched to the limits of tolerance, a.ka. unemployment, foreclosures, a catatonic market economy, and promises made by Obama two years ago that they still don't see in the horizon. And I am sure, as they watched more of the same promises by Obama last night, and all those standing ovations for his "empty rhetoric," they all probably wondered: I have heard that before -quite a few times, Haven't I?

Yes America, you have. And you will hear it again, and again. And you should expect your suffering to continue, while those politicos { I use the Greek word here} who are responsible for your misery will keep receiving "standing ovations!" And they will continue to do that because "State of the Union For Dummies" addresses have proved to be an effective hypnotic for the population that works for them, not for you! Nikos Retsos, retired professor

Posted by: Nikos_Retsos | January 26, 2011 11:00 AM | Report abuse

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