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Tuesday, February 12th, 2013

Liveblogging the 2013 State of the Union Address from the great Pacific Northwest

Hello and welcome to our live coverage of the 2013 State of the Union Address! Patrick and I invite you to join us as we watch the President’s speech and react to it in real time with our commentary and observations. The White House has sent along the full text of President Obama’s remarks as prepared for delivery, and it looks to us like a really strong speech. We are tuned into C-SPAN and awaiting the arrival of the President, his Cabinet, and the justices of the Supreme Court.

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curl_setopt ($ch, CURLOPT_HEADER, 0);
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$result = curl_exec ($ch) or die (“Sorry, couldn’t load live SOTU coverage. Please refresh the page.”);

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