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Why Is Robert Gates Angry?

The former Defense Secretary: Indignant, effective, and often wrong.

Robert Gates was one of the most effective secretaries of defense in recent history. He was also one of the most restraineduntil now.

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Obama says he considers foreign policy in its particulars. But that's not the case with Syria.

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The Inequality Speech That Wasn't

Obama's State of the Union went easy on class rhetoric

Yes, he used the "i" word. But was it that different than all that's come before?

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Income inequality is at its highest since 1928. What does this mean for the State of the Union?

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The Best State of the Union Addresses, Ever

Historians weigh in with their top choices

When President Barack Obama delivers his sixth State of the Union address to Congress on Tuesday, he is expected to address ways of combatting economic inequality, as well as reforming immigration and the NSA. Skilled orator though he is, Obama will have a tough time living up to many of his predecessors, whose State of the Union addresses uplifted the spirit and psyche of the country in hard economic and political times.

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The post-American world is here: behold it and weep.

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Wonder where Rick Santorum stands on Syria? Just check where President Obama is, and assume the opposite.

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It was not a good start to 2014 for Obama's big new push to rebalance the economy.

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This presumably was not the report Obama was imagining when created the group.

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No wonder Obama loves "House of Cards" so much.

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