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"This was not at all a surprise," says Chinoy. "The North Koreans have been making clear for several weeks now that they were planning to stage a nuclear test. The only real question was when. The timing, I think, is very interesting because this comes just before President Obama is going to deliver his State of the Union message."
“Remember we live in a very scientific age and so the man of faith is getting smaller and smaller because he can’t bring any proof to the horizon; where is this so-called God?’
"There's no water. You can't really flush, so everyone's going in little plastic baggies and putting it outside their room."
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(CNN) – Legions of journalists, dignitaries and self-defined VIPs will file into the Capitol tonight to watch an annual rite of democracy that is a show of power and priorities.
But, does the carefully choreographed State of the Union address affect policy after the hour-long speech ends? How much does it really matter?
[:20] James Klumpp, professor of communications and expert on presidential speeches, University of Maryland says “the State of the Union has a pretty bad reputation among those of us who study speeches, largely because so many of them end up being laundry lists of programs.”