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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Pope Francis waves to faithful during the Angelus prayer from his studio overlooking St. Peter's Square at the Vatican on Sunday. President Obama will meet with the pope for the first time in March. Alessandra Tarantino/AP hide caption

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President Obama speaks about the National Security Agency and intelligence agencies surveillance techniques during a speech Friday at the Department of Justice in Washington, D.C. Jim Watson/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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Senate Democrats at the White House last fall during the government shutdown fight. Pablo Martinez Monsivais/AP hide caption

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