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Republicans criticize Obama's State of the Union as partisan
Republicans criticize Obama's State of the Union as partisan

Lacking the presidential bully pulpit but boasting the largest congressional majority in generations, ‎top Republicans accused President Obama of loading his State of the Union address with partisan priorities instead of demonstrating the leadership needed to move shared priorities like tax reform and trade through Congress. GOP leaders tapped one of their newest faces to give their official prime-time response to the president's address. Rather than respond directly to the president’s speech, though, Sen. Joni Ernst of Iowa began what she called a conversation with the nation about her party’s agenda, framing it as aimed at boosting the middle-class families like...

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