What we’re reading: Tuesday, February 12, 2013

Updated
By Rick Bosh
File photo: North Korean leader Kim Jong Un attends a mass meeting of North Korea's ruling party at a stadium in Pyongyang, North Korea on Saturday April 14,...
File photo: North Korean leader Kim Jong Un attends a mass meeting of North Korea's ruling party at a stadium in Pyongyang, North Korea on Saturday April 14,...
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President Obama’s State of the Union preparations were sidetracked Tuesday morning with news from North Korean state media that the nation had successfully detonated a nuclear device at a test site on the country. The president said in a statement that the recent action by Kim Jong Un and his government warrants “swift and credible action”.

In the opinion pages: Israel Ambassador Michael Oren details a growing threat in IranThe New York Times’ Frank Bruni gives some of the nation’s leading lawmakers a “signature scent”.

Here’s your State of the Union prep: Politico’s Carrie Budoff Brown and Reid Epstein run through five things to watch for during Tuesday night’s address.

What we're reading: Tuesday, February 12, 2013

Updated