Top Links: The reviews are in for President Obama’s State of the Union speech

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President Obama just before his State of the Union address.
President Obama just before his State of the Union address.
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Top story: Missed the State of the Union? Here’s last night in a nutshell.

  • The State of the Union in one tweet: “Minimum wage, climate change, immigration, gun control, tax reform, free trade, infrastructure, democracy, women’s rights, education……..” (Ian Bremmer)
  • A slightly more expanded list of the 12 big ideas in the State of the Union, including a call to hike the minimum wage. (Quartz)
  • “Obama names his vanquished GOP rival Mitt Romney twice in this speech.” (Byron Tau)
  • “On bgkrnd, couple GOP house members tell me they liked the speech, say it was much less partisan than the inaugural.” (Robert Costa)
  • On guns: “Obama mentions background checks first, and anti trafficking second, and assault ban last. Please note.” (Greg Sargent)
  • “Canto and McCarthy stand but do not applaud as Democrats join Obama in calling for vote on gun proposals” (Russell Berman)
  • A lot of people had reactions like this to John Boehner’s rather unemotional mien last night: “Madame Tussauds is coming to collect Boehner after the speech.” (Joshua Green)
  • “Marco Rubio could make a more credible response to Obama if he hadn’t voted today against Violence Against Women Act.” (Nicholas Kristof)
  • “While he’s younger than Mitt Romney and has a more relatable life story, Rubio’s speech was almost a rehash of almost everything we heard from Romney and the GOP in 2012.” (First Read)

Top Links: The reviews are in for President Obama’s State of the Union speech

Updated