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President Obama's State of the Union a big hit with voters

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http://i2.cdn.turner.com/cnn/2015/images/01/21/top1.pdf
http://www.dailykos.com/story/2015/01/21/1359169/-President-Obama-s-State-of-the-Union-a-big-hit-with-voters

Ted Cruz did not want his SOTU video released?

Ted Cruz had a response for the President's State of the Union address. There were two problems.


The first problem is that the video was uploaded unedited.
It showed Ted Cruz taking a second take. His "Let me start over" comment showed a senator with an affinity for acting. The video was subsequently pulled from YouTube.

The second and most important issue was the content of the video. It fell flat. It fell flat because Ted Cruz seemed to be living in an alternate state of reality. He attempted to turn the recovery in jobs into a loser by stating that participation rates are down. He fails to tell Americans that as the baby boomers age, that is a likely occurrence.

Ted Cruz slams the president for not caving to GOP rhetoric to define ISIS or any other terrorist as Islamist terrorists. He talks about the big election they won in 2014 as if it was a mandate. He should recall that while they won a majority of the senate seats, Democrats won more votes.

One wonders if Ted Cruz has subsequently saw the poll on the State of the Union speech. The poll was positive for President Obama. The video shows Ted Cruz for the faux politician that he is. It shows him as a performer instead of a leader or legislator.

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Please WATCH VIDEO Here:
http://www.dailykos.com/story/2015/01/21/1359142/-Ted-Cruz-did-not-want-his-SOTU-video-released#


John Boehner's Priceless Reactions To Obama's State Of The Union

Simply, the best.

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Guantánamo officials faked letter from inmate’s mother who could not write

Guantánamo officials faked letter from inmate’s mother who could not write
Ploy was intended to persuade inmate to cooperate, brother tells event marking publication of memoir Guantánamo Diary


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Guantánamo prison camp authorities tried to trick inmate Mohamedou Ould Slahi by forging a letter purportedly from his mother whom he had been unable to see for years, his brother Yahdih has said.

The ploy, which was intended to persuade him to cooperate with his interrogators, failed not only because they misspelt Slahi’s name but also because his mother could not write.

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The 44-year-old engineer was first detained in 2001 in Mauritania at the request of the US government, then rendered to Jordan and Afghanistan and tortured, and then flown to Guantánamo.

He is one of two inmates whose “additional interrogation techniques” were personally approved by Donald Rumsfeld, then US defence secretary, according to a US Senate inquiry. Slahi was dressed in a burqa, deprived of sleep, subjected to strobe lights, doused in water, threatened with dogs, sexually assaulted by female interrogators and forced to bark and perform dog tricks.


MORE:
http://www.theguardian.com/world/2015/jan/21/-sp-guantanamo-diary-forged-letter-mother

OBAMA: "If you believe you could work full-time & support family on less than $15,000 a yr-GO TRY IT

"To everyone in this Congress who still refuses to raise the minimum wage, I say this: If you truly believe you could work full-time and support a family on less than $15,000 a year, go try it."


- Barack Obama ‪#‎StateoftheUnion‬
http://news.yahoo.com/sotu-state-of-the-union-obama-address-2015-live-140737732.html
http://www.theguardian.com/us-news/2015/jan/20/obama-state-of-the-union-2015-full-text

LOL!!! White House gives Fox accurate SOTU lunch place-cards

White House gives Fox accurate SOTU lunch place-cards

Place-cards at State of the Union Lunch hosted by the White House.



Brian Williams
NBC News


David Muir
ABC News


Scott Pelley
CBS News


And.....

Shepard Smith
Fox


Bret Baier
Fox



http://www.dailykos.com/story/2015/01/20/1359077/-White-House-gives-Fox-accurate-place-card

Check out the shoes Iowa U.S. Sen. Joni Ernst is wearing tonight for her State of the Union rebuttal


https://twitter.com/JenniferJJacobs/status/557710348028235777
http://www.theguardian.com/us-news/live/2015/jan/20/state-of-the-union-address-2015-obama-speech

"I know because I won both of 'em." The. Best. Moment. #SOTU





"I have no more campaigns to run," Obama said to emphasize his point.

Claps could be then heard on the Republican side of the House chamber, and Obama paused.

"I know because I won both of them," he deadpanned. It wasn't in his prepared remarks.


Congressional Democrats applauded their approval.



more:
http://talkingpointsmemo.com/dc/obama-state-of-the-union-turn-the-page
http://www.whitehouse.gov/sotu
http://www.theguardian.com/us-news/live/2015/jan/20/state-of-the-union-address-2015-obama-speech
http://www.nbcnews.com/storyline/2015-state-of-the-union/obamas-drop-mic-moment-state-union-n290056

FULL SPEECH HERE:
http://www.theguardian.com/us-news/2015/jan/20/obama-state-of-the-union-2015-full-text

Boy, 13, builds Braille printer with Legos, starts company


Shubham Banerjee, right, world on his Lego robotics braille printer as his dad Neil watches at home...

The California eighth-grader has launched a company to develop low-cost machines to print Braille, the tactile writing system for the visually impaired. Tech giant Intel Corp. recently invested in his startup, Braigo Labs.

Shubham built a Braille printer with a Lego robotics kit as a school science fair project last year after he asked his parents a simple question: How do blind people read? "Google it," they told him.

Shubham then did some online research and was shocked to learn that Braille printers, also called embossers, cost at least $2,000 — too expensive for most blind readers, especially in developing countries.

"I just thought that price should not be there. I know that there is a simpler way to do this," said Shubham, who demonstrated how his printer works at the kitchen table where he spent many late nights building it with a Lego Mindstorms EV3 kit.





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http://bigstory.ap.org/article/c3a26239b4064054a62e07f94008691a/boy-13-builds-braille-printer-legos-starts-company#overlay-context=article/0c88d45cc3c8488ba16f4e568c3f623d/japan-selling-talking-robots-wont-try-make-sense
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