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President Obama has said he will veto the Keystone XL pipeline project, which passed in the Senate on Wednesday. Historically, political scientists say, 90 percent of veto threats are issued behind the scenes, but Obama has issued nine veto threats so far — in public. Mandel Ngan/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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Sen. Rand Paul, R-Ky., center, meets with members of the Londonderry Fish and Game Club in Litchfield, N.H., on Jan. 14. Paul was one of three GOP presidential hopefuls who attended Sunday's semiannual gathering of David and Charles Koch's donor network in California. Jim Cole/AP hide caption

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Secretary of Defense Chuck Hagel, shown here in his Pentagon office Friday, explained that transferring Guantanamo Bay detainees required action from many parts of the federal government. Ariel Zambelich/NPR hide caption

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President Obama delivers his State of the Union address to a joint session of Congress on Jan. 20. Vice President Joe Biden and House Speaker John Boehner of Ohio listen in the background. Mandel Ngan/AP hide caption

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President Dwight Eisenhower delivers his State of the Union address before a joint session of the 86th Congress in 1959. Behind him are Vice President Richard Nixon (left) and Speaker of the House Sam Rayburn. AP hide caption

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"We've all had an opportunity to get to know each other a little better," House Speaker John Boehner said of this week's Republican retreat in Hershey, Pa. Juana Summers/NPR hide caption

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Congressional Republicans have "been given a second chance by the American people," AFP President Tim Phillips said. "And we're going to hold them accountable. We're determined about that." Phelan M. Ebenhack/AP hide caption

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