Biden: I’m undecided, but ‘in my heart, I’m confident’ I’d be a good president

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Vice President Joe Biden tells Savannah Guthrie that though he’s “confident” he could be a good president, “it’s a very different decision whether or not to run.”

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Obama goes it alone: ‘America does not stand still, and neither will I’

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President Obama warned Congress he won’t wait to take action on his agenda, vowing in Tuesday’s State of the Union address to use executive powers to sidestep Republican roadblocks on Capitol Hill.  

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State of the Union: Obama to raise minimum wage for federal contract workers

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How to watch the State of the Union with NBC News

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President Barack Obama is set to make his State of the Union address on Tuesday evening, his second since winning re-election. We’ll carry the speech in full on an NBC News Special Report beginning at 9 p.m. ET and anchored by NBC’s Brian Williams, along with live analysis and reaction immediately after. 

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What’s the state of our union? Thirsty, very thirsty

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Sen. Marco Rubio’s awkward water break while delivering the Republican response to President Obama’s State of the Union address has gone viral.

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“ America is exceptional because we believe that every life, at every stage, is precious. ”

“ We will ensure equal treatment for all service members, and equal benefits for their families – gay and straight. ”

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“ "By the end of next year, our war in Afghanistan will be over." -President Obama ”

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“ Let’s tie the minimum wage to the cost of living, so that it finally becomes a wage you can live on. ”

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Obama challenges GOP on taxes and spending in State of the Union

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President Barack Obama paired major tax and entitlement reform proposals with sweeping new initiatives he said would bolster the middle class in Tuesday’s State of the Union address, the first of his second term.

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Ad-libbed, asleep, and going for gold: Memorable States of the Union

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Formulaic and often little more than a point-by-point policy primer, the State of the Union – which is not technically required to be a speech – is often something many Americans watch out of sheer democratic obligation. But even the staid corridors of Congress can come alight with the unscripted during the president’s constitutionally mandated address to legislators.

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Shooting victim Hadiya Pendleton’s mother to attend State of the Union

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The mother of Chicago gun-violence victim Hadiya Pendleton will attend the State of the Union address as a guest of First Lady Michelle Obama, who attended the 15-year-old’s funeral over the weekend, White House aides said Monday.

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