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SOTU Scoop
January 23rd, 2014
03:59 PM ET

SOTU Scoop

By Tracey Webb [twitter-follow screen_name='WebbWriterguru']

Your daily scoop of what State of the Union is watching today, January 23, 2014

1. RNC's winter meeting. Republicans are huddling in Washington to map out what they hope is a winning game plan for this year's midterms. Despite a party "autopsy" after the 2012 election that concluded it needed better outreach to women and minorities, the GOP is doubling down on the party's anti-abortion stance and going on a counter-attack against what Democrats say is the Republicans' "war on women." In a speech at the RNC gathering, former Republican presidential candidate Mike Huckabee defended the GOP. "Our party stands for the recognition of the equality of women and the capacity of women. That is not a war on them it is a war for them," said Huckabee. "And if the Democrats want to insult the women of America by making them believe that they are helpless without Uncle Sugar coming in and providing them a prescription each month for birth control because they cannot control their libido or their reproductive system without the help of the government, then so be it."