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January 25, 2015

Sunday Roundup

This week we learned that the State of the Union is [spoiler alert] "strong." Asserting that "the shadow of crisis has passed," President Obama decried growing inequality and laid out a vision of growth for the middle class -- which he mentioned seven times. Proposals included higher minimum wage, child tax credits, and free community college. Unanswered was why he didn't do this back in the days of bipartisan belt-tightening, which extended the decline of the middle class. Meanwhile, at the World Economic Forum in Davos, mindfulness was on many minds -- sessions on the practice, which attendees once rolled their eyes at, were standing room only this year. Click here to read and watch all our Davos coverage.

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Japanese PM 'Speechless'

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Walker: GOP Has To 'Go Big And Go Bold'

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Bill Maher Says 'American Sniper' Is About A 'Psychopath Patriot'

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Obama Condemns Murder Of Japanese Man By Islamic Militants

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Chris Christie Brings New Jersey Candor To Iowa Evangelicals

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Female Protester Shot Dead In Cairo

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