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11:15 AM ET, February 13, 2013

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Katie Glueck / Politico:
Marco Rubio's drinking problem  —  Twitter exploded during Sen. Marco Rubio's Republican response to the State of the Union, as the Florida senator appeared a little sweaty and dry-mouthed at mid-speech, taking an awkward swig from a bottle of water that had been placed off-camera.
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Andrew Kaczynski / BuzzFeed:
Everyone On Twitter Made The Exact Same Joke About Marco Rubio's Water Break  —  The fall of western civilization is complete.
Discussion: Crooks and Liars
Kevin Cirilli / Politico:
Marco Rubio: ‘I needed water’  —  Even the Republican savior gets thirsty.  —  Sen. Marco Rubio (R-Fla.) joked Wednesday about his abrupt, awkward water-break during his delivery of the GOP rebuttal to President Barack Obama's State of the Union address on Tuesday — by doing the same thing again, and then again.
Discussion: Althouse
Jonathan Martin / Politico:
Marco Rubio as the anti-Mitt Romney  —  His desperate need for a drink of water created the immediate headline, but Sen. Marco Rubio's (R-Fla.) much-anticipated speech Tuesday night had a very serious intent: it was as much an exercise in erasing Mitt Romney's legacy on the Republican Party …
Discussion: Hot Air, Reuters and Washington Post
Jonathan Easley / The Hill:
Rubio jokes: ‘I needed water’ while delivering Republican response
Discussion: Politico
New York Times:
Obama's 2013 State of the Union Address  —  The following is the text as prepared for delivery of President Obama's State of the Union Address, as provided by the White House:  —  PRESIDENT OBAMA: Mr. Speaker, Mr. Vice President, Members of Congress, fellow citizens:
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National Review:
The Broke, Retreating State of Our Union  —  It is terribly appropriate that President Obama gave his halting and graceless State of the Union address on Mardi Gras: He spent the evening shouting “Laissez les bons temps rouler!” at every liberal constituency in sight, promising new spending …
Washington Post:
State of the Union 2013: President Obama's address to Congress (Transcript)
Pat Garofalo / ThinkProgress:   Obama Calls For Raising Minimum Wage To $9 Per Hour In State Of The Union
Paul Steinhauser / CNN:
CNN Poll: 53% who watched speech give president thumbs up  —  Washington (CNN) - A majority of Americans who watched President Barack Obama's State of the Union address said they had a very positive reaction to his speech, according to a survey of people across the country who viewed Tuesday night's address.
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CNN:
First on CNN: NRA charges Obama's efforts will lead to gun confiscation
Discussion: The PJ Tatler, alan.com and Reuters
ABCNEWS:
Energy Secretary to Skip State of Union Address
Discussion: CNN and Politico
Politico:
John Boehner's Senate-first strategy  —  The same House Republican majority that spent the entire past two years haranguing Senate Democrats for ignoring piles of legislation has a new strategy.  —  Let the Senate act first — on nearly everything.  —  Boehner is trying to shift …
Discussion: Daily Kos and CNN
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Steve Kornacki / Salon:
The gun control president
Discussion: The Plum Line
Glenn Thrush / Politico:
President Obama goes old-time Democrat in State of the Union
Discussion: News Desk, Slate and NewsBusters blogs
Lauren / CBS Los Angeles:
Officials: Christopher Dorner May Be Dead Following Deadly Standoff  —  SEVEN OAKS (CBSLA.com) — LAPD Cmdr.  Andy Smith says that despite earlier reports, Christopher Dorner's body has not been recovered from a burned out cabin where he was reportedly holed up during a deadly shootout with authorities earlier today.
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rubio.senate.gov:
Statement on my Vote Against the Violence Against Women Act  —  I believe we should have re-authorized the existing Violence Against Women Act that has helped reduce the annual incidence of domestic violence by more than 50 percent, among other successes.  I also continue supporting the work …
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Seung Min Kim / Politico:
Roy Blunt says Republicans have votes to delay Chuck Hagel nomination  —  Sen. Roy Blunt signaled Wednesday that there may be enough votes in the Senate to delay debate on the nomination of Chuck Hagel to lead the Pentagon.  —  Blunt (R-Mo.) said he believed there were 40 votes in the Senate that indicated …
Discussion: Weekly Standard
New York Times:
Challenged for His Seat at 89, a Senator Does Not Go Gentle  —  WASHINGTON — As he approached his 89th birthday this year, Senator Frank R. Lautenberg of New Jersey was finally considering retirement, an option he had tried a decade earlier and hated so much that he jumped at the chance to return to political life.
Jed Graham / Investor's Business Daily:
The Deficit Chart That Should Embarrass Budget Hawks  —  Here's a pretty important fact that virtually everyone in Washington seems oblivious to: The federal deficit has never fallen as fast as it's falling now without a coincident recession.  —  To be specific, CBO expects the deficit …
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Matthew Vollenweider / GOP.com:
OBAMA WILL USE TONIGHT'S STATE OF THE UNION ADDRESS TO LAY OUT A PLAN THAT DOESN'T INCREASE …
Discussion: The Daily Caller
Sally Goldenberg / New York Post:
Gropez even ‘ogled’ a child: Accusation he made creepy comments on 14-year-old intern  —  There's a creepy new accusation in the sexual-harassment probe of Assemblyman Vito Lopez — that he even leered at a 14-year-old intern and made comments about her sexy attire, sources told the The Post.
Maureen Dowd / New York Times:
The Rap on Rubio  —  Not long ago, scrolling for a movie, I saw that “Notorious” was on.  —  How can you resist Cary Grant as an American spy in Rio recruiting Ingrid Bergman to seduce and betray a Nazi played by Claude Rains?  —  But it turned out to be a very different “Notorious,” …
Discussion: msnbc.com
David Taintor / Talking Points Memo:
Coburn: ‘I Agree We Need To Vote On Guns’  —  Sen. Tom Coburn (R-OK) said Wednesday morning he agrees with President Obama's State of the Union call that gun violence prevention legislation deserves a vote in Congress.  —  “I agree we need to vote on guns,” Coburn said on MSNBC's “Morning Joe.”
Investor's Business Daily:
Obama Peddles a Dangerous Fantasy About the Debt Crisis  —  Fiscal Policy: President Obama now says the deficit problem is all but fixed, so we can stop all this unpleasant talk about spending cuts and get on with government spending.  Maybe this is good politics, but it's reckless policy.
Discussion: Hit & Run
Anon Relations:
Anonymous CALL TO IMMEDIATE ACTION! #opSOTU  —  Last year we faced our greatest threat from lawmakers.  We faced down SOPA, PIPA, CISPA and ACTA.  —  And we won!  —  But that victory did not come easily.  Nor did it come without a price.  —  Aaron Swartz was one of the leading voices …
 
 
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Martin Wolf / Financial Times:
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Bloomberg:
Apple Said to Have Team Developing Wristwatch Computer
Discussion: The Week, Quartz and TechCrunch
First Read / NBCNews.com:
Obama punctuates laundry list with plea on gun violence
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Emily Goodin / The Hill:
Medal of Honor winner turns down invite to State of the Union
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