The State Of The Union Goes On Tour

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Obama Prepared To Bypass Congress If Needed

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Potomac Curling Club members (from left) Miriam Terninko, Christopher Richard, Joe Rockenbach and Henrique Kempenich await the arrival of stones to the house during a match Jan. 18 at National Capital Curling Center in Laurel, Md. Jim Tuttle/NPR hide caption

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7 Facts And 3 GIFs: Hellooo Curling

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Obama Launches Task Force To Combat Sexual Assault

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President Obama has alluded to his pen and his phone as two tools that help him act without waiting for congressional approval. Getty Images hide caption

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Wielding A Pen And A Phone, Obama Goes It Alone

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Obama Calls For More Transparency, Privacy Protections At NSA

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Obama Highlights Challenges Of Balancing Security, Liberty

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Obama Meets Lawmakers To Discuss Ongoing NSA Review

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Katherine Hackett of Connecticut introduces President Barack Obama during a White House event on unemployment insurance Jan. 7. Hackett spoke about her financial struggles during unemployment before Obama put pressure on the House to extend benefits. Alex Wong/Getty Images hide caption

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Senate Unexpectedly Moves Forward On Unemployment Benefits

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First-place finisher Jessica Jerome competes in the women's ski jumping event at the U.S. Olympic trials in Park City, Utah, on Sunday. Jim Urquhart/AP hide caption

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At Long Last, Female Ski Jumpers Can Go For Olympic Gold

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How House Speaker Boehner Survived A Roller-Coaster Year

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How The Government Spent $2 Billion Paying Workers To Not Work

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Obama, Biden Won't Go To 2014 Olympics, But Gay Athletes Will

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