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SOTU Scoop
January 29th, 2014
04:31 PM ET

SOTU Scoop

By Tracey Webb

Get your daily scoop of what State of the Union is watching today, January 29, 2014

1. The reviews are in.  The public's reaction to President Obama's State of the Union address is less positive compared to previous years.  A CNN/ORC poll found that 44% of people who watched Tuesday night's speech had a very positive reaction, while 32% said they had a somewhat positive response and 22% had a negative response.  The 44% who said they had a very positive reaction is down from the 53% who said the same thing after the President's State of the Union address last year.  The poll also found that only 3 in 10 said Obama should bypass Congress to deal with major issues.

2. On the road again.  Fresh from his SOTU speech, President Obama hit the road Wednesday to push policies he outlined in his address.  At a Costco store in Maryland, the President repeated his call for an increase in the federal minimum wage.  Later at a steel plant near Pittsburgh, Obama signed an executive order establishing a savings program for workers whose employers don't offer retirement plans. "I am hoping that congress goes along with this but I am not going to wait for Congress.  I could do more with Congress but I am not going to not do anything without Congress," said the President.  Obama travels to Wisconsin and Tennessee Thursday. FULL POST

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