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February 12, 2013 10:41 PM

Obama’s State of the Union speech more somber than lofty

Newly elected second-term presidents traditionally use their first State of the Union address to promote themselves as visionaries with sweeping plans to unite the nation behind an ambitious, common goal.

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Sen. John McCain, R-Ariz., Sen. Charles Schumer, D-N.Y. and Sen. Lindsey Graham, R-S.C. sit in House Chamber before President Barack Obama's State of the Union address.

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