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  • Wednesday's Wake Up Call!: State of the Union speech

  • Key points from Tuesday's speech to analyze this week and break down for your community.

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  • A few points from President Obama's State of the Union speech that you should get reader comment on this week, and in the months to come:
    -- Much was made over jobs and how the economy has started to come back from recession. How many of the "more than 1 million private sector jobs created last year" were in your area? Is hiring picking up? Do your unemployed readers feel as optimistic about job creation as the president did last night?
    -- Is your community one that could benefit from the clean-energy jobs touted in the speech, or be hurt by cuts to oil-industry subsidies?
    -- What do local teachers say about the president's pledge to promote innovation and education? What concerns do they have about the federal spending cuts mentioned in the same speech? Can Race to the Top work?
    -- Do your readers think high-speed Internet for the nation is a worthwhile way to spend federal money? Do they believe the government will cut back on spending or be more transparent with their work online?
    See what your state's senators and congressmen and -women had to say about the speech at the bottom of this page.

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