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Fun facts and trivia about the annual State of the Union address

Published: Tuesday, Feb. 12 2013 3:19 p.m. MST

Associated Press
On Tuesday night, Senators, Representatives, members of the Supreme Court, the "diplomatic corps," Cabinet secretaries and special guests will gather to listen as President Barack Obama gives his State of the Union speech.

The annual State of the Union address has its roots in American history and the U.S. Constitution, which states that the president shall, from time to time, give Congress information on the state of the union and recommend their consideration of measures the president judges necessary.

Here's a look at some trivia and fun facts surrounding the annual speech.

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Pagan
Salt Lake City, UT

**'Marco Rubio Bombs in SOTU Rebuttal/2016 Audition' - By: Jason Easley- Politics USA – 02/12/13

'Rubio immediately went off the rails by attacking Obama, and the Republicans completely guessed wrong by claiming that Obama’s solution was more taxes, more government, and more spending. In fact, Obama didn’t call for more government...'

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