President Obama delivers his State of the Union address before a joint session of Congress on Tuesday. Jim Lo Scalzo/EPA/Landov hide caption

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Rep. Cathy McMorris Rodgers, R-Wash., rehearses the GOP response to the State of the Union on Capitol Hill. She delivered it Tuesday following the president's speech. Susan Walsh/AP hide caption

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A woman bundled against the cold walks past the U.S. Capitol dome prior to President Obama's State of the Union address before a joint session of Congress on Tuesday. Brendan Smialowski/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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President Obama, working at his desk Monday night on the eve of his 2014 State of the Union address. Jacquelyn Martin/AP hide caption

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President Obama gestures to Vice President Joe Biden and House Speaker John Boehner before giving his 2013 State of the Union address. Charles Dharapak/AP hide caption

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An emergency responder and volunteers, including Carlos Arredondo, in the cowboy hat, push Jeff Bauman in a wheelchair after he was injured in one of two explosions near the finish line of the Boston Marathon. Charles Krupa/AP hide caption

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President Obama speaks about his gun control agenda before law enforcement officials in Minneapolis on Monday. The president was doing what his aides say he didn't do often enough in his first term: getting outside of Washington to build public support for legislation. Ben Garvin/Getty Images hide caption

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In the final State of the Union address of his term, President Obama called for an economy "where everyone gets a fair shot." Brendan Smialowski/Getty Images hide caption

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Sen. Charles Schumer (D-NY), left, speaks with Sen. Tom Coburn (R-OK). "We believe in strenuous discourse," Schumer told NBC News. Evan Vucci/AP hide caption

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