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In this screen grab taken from video, Rep. Michele Bachmann, (R-MN), delivers her response to President Barack Obama's State of the Union address Tuesday. CNN aired the response.

It’s no simple matter to sum up all that’s wrong with the “thinking” that characterizes contemporary news coverage. But if I had to pick a potent symbol of just how rudderless it is, I’d have to go with CNN’s decision to carry Rep. Michele Bachmann’s response to the State of the Union. Read more» 1

We found no outright false factual claims in Obama’s State of the Union address, but we did note some that were arguable, and some promises that may prove unrealistic. Read more»

President Obama’s State of the Union address met its promise for civility but the math behind his proposals didn’t entirely add up. Read more»

A draft of President Obama's State of the Union speech was posted early by the National Review, breaking the embargo imposed by the White House. Here is the text of that draft. Read more»

Members of Congress have been asked to wear black and white Homicide Survivors lapel ribbons at Tuesday's State of the Union address to honor the victims of the Jan. 8 Tucson shootings. Radio talker Rush Limbaugh isn't joining in the bipartisan tribute. Read more» 1

We'll provide real-time coverage of President Obama's State of the Union address Tuesday evening, with a live factcheck including streaming video and reporter chat. Let's hear your two cents as well. Read more»

Reclaiming public support for the health overhaul will be one of President Barack Obama's challenges in tonight's State of the Union address. Read more»

2009 Freedom to Serve Rally, sponsored by the Servicemembers Legal Defense Network, at the Capitol, Washington, D.C., in March 2009.

In many corners of the world, the policy on gays in the military could be labeled this way: "Don't Ask, Don't Care." In the military establishments of more than 30 countries, including U.S. allies such as Israel, Canada and the United Kingdom, gays and lesbians are allowed to openly serve in their country's military. Read more» 2

President Obama peppered his State of the Union with facts, which were mostly right but sometimes cherry-picked, strained or otherwise misleading. The Republican response had its problems, too Read more»

Even as House Democrats turn their attention to jobs and the economy, House Education and Labor Committee Chairman George Miller predicted Thursday that Congress will pass health care overhaul legislation this year. Read more»

President Obama's State of the Union speech has so far failed to unite Democrats on a health reform strategy as they "stared down a political nightmare," The Associated Press reports. Read more»

President Barack Obama had nothing fresh, and not much else, to say about American foreign policy Wednesday night. It was a reflection of the economic and political challenges Obama faces as he enters this midterm election year Read more»

President Obama vowed to continue his ambitious legislative agenda, despite the “tired old battles” that have marked his first year in office. Read more»

The full text of President Obama’s first State of the Union address: "Our Constitution declares that from time to time, the President shall give to Congress information about the state of our union." Read more»

President  Barack Obama.

TucsonSentinel.com will offer live streaming video of the State of the Union and a live chat during the address. Join us at 7 p.m. to cheer and jeer, praise and dispute, advise and dissent while the president speaks. Read more»

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