01/24/2012 08:49 am ET Updated Mar 25, 2012

The State Of Our Politics: 'Discouraging, To Say The Least'

One year ago, after the shooting and wounding of Arizona Rep. Gabrielle Giffords, many members of Congress put aside their petty animosities -- as well as deeply held philosophical differences -- and sat together for the president's State of the Union address. Democrats with Republicans, liberals with conservatives.

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