Watch Replay & Read Tweets: President Obama's Final State Of The Union Address

  • by: Alan Duke

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President Barack Obama delivers his final State of the Union address to Congress starting at 9pET/6pPT. Also below we will be sharing the top tweets of the 2016 presidential candidates.


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    Obama finished his final #SOTU saying: “The state of our union is strong!”
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    More than an hour into Obama's speech, GOP candidate Mike Huckabee makes a good point:
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    Surprise! Donald Trump is not impressed with Obama's final State of the Union address.
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    Ted Cruz isn't wasting his best lines on Twitter. He's holding fire until after:
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    Donald Trump's back in the game:
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    Who knew Hillary Clinton could tweet in Spanish:
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    Trump finally tweets, but only to brag about the new CBS GOP poll:
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    Obama calls on Congress to “Recognize that the cold war is over, lift the embargo” on Cuba.
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    Obama on ISIS: “We just need to call them what they are: Killers and fanatics.” He challenges the GOP-led Congress to vote on a resolution to authorize military action against ISIS, which has not happened.
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    Obama: “The United States of America is the most powerful nation on earth! Period! Period! It’s not even close.”
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    Obama announces new effort to cure cancer led by VP Biden. “I’m putting Joe in charge of mission control, for the loved ones we’ve lost.” Biden’s son Beau died after a battle with brain cancer last year.
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    Here's a shocker. Nearly 30 minutes into Obama's SOTU, Donald Trump has NOT tweeted!
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    President Obama starts his final State of the Union address with a promise to keep his speech shorter than in the past: “Some of you are antsy to get back to Iowa,” Obama says, raising some laughs among members of Congress.
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  Alan Duke

Editor-in-Chief Alan Duke co-founded Lead Stories after ending a 26-year career with CNN, where he mainly covered entertainment, current affairs and politics. Duke closely covered domestic terrorism cases for CNN, including the Oklahoma City federal building bombing, the UNABOMBER and search for Southeast bomber Eric Robert Rudolph. CNN moved Duke to Los Angeles in 2009 to cover the entertainment beat. Duke also co-hosted a daily podcast with former HLN host Nancy Grace, "Crime Stories with Nancy Grace" and hosted the podcast series "Stan Lee's World: His Real Life Battle with Heroes & Villains." You'll also see Duke in many news documentaries, including on the Reelz channel, CNN and HLN.

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