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The State of the Union by the numbers

Last night, President Barack Obama presented his agenda to Congress, while millions of Americans watched at home, online, and surfed their Twitter feeds for insightful explanations from political pundits. If you missed the President's speech last night, we've rounded up the biggest moments from his speech by the numbers.

6,581 - The total number of words in President Obama's State of the Union

65:11 - The total amount of time the president spoke.



80 - The number of times President Obama's speech was interrupted by applause

21 - The number of times the President received a standing ovation from Democrats

19 - The number of bipartisan standing ovations during the State of the Union

00:00:90 - The number of seconds American hero Cory Remsburg received a standing ovation


source: Daily Intelligencer

3 - The number of Republican responses to the President's speech.

$10.10 - The new minimum wage for federal contractors President Obama plans to raise by executive order.

5 - the number of State of the Union speeches the President has given since being elected in 2008

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anoshtiko January 30 2014 at 2:43 AM

He is a liar

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jyc925 January 30 2014 at 12:06 AM

I don't even know who would watch to watch a liar speak. He is so pathetic and never lets up. Anyone who would believe anything he says has to be checked out !!! He has done all he can so far to ruin our wonderful country and take away the pride of the American people. He just wants to throw stuff in their faces so they vote for the democrats an what is so sad it works for some people at the expense of others. He will be know as a lame duck president. Have you noitce how people call him Mr. Obama more the President Obama. I know how they feel, because I would never ever call him my president I hate liars !!! God Bless America !

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Louis M Martin January 29 2014 at 11:53 PM

This man should be impeached. He belongs in Hollywood along with the rest of the stupid liberals. Someone should send him Ben Carsons book, "America, the Beautiful" so that he can learn something of the Foundling Fathers. I have a name for this President, " All Flack-The Lame Duck President. I could go on, but its useless with the suck-up liberal media disguiseing every bad thing our President does.

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birdwalk January 29 2014 at 11:18 PM

How can the president have a war on poverty when the government keeps taking money from the eldery and the disabled? I think it is great that President Obama is proposing things to help bring people out of poverty by getting them better educated, by encouraging companies to bring jobs back to this country, by pushing for higher minimum wages. But he is pushing people who depend on Social Security, Medicare/Medicaid, and Food Stamps further into poverty by making cuts. Why? So that the rich can get richer? The State of the Union Address was entertaining to watch and listen to. President Obama is a very good speaker. But much of what he said didn't impress me. He does a lot of talking, but not so much doing.

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mxsnka7 January 29 2014 at 9:52 PM

He is such a liar and why should be believe anything he saays NOW? And we are thinking of putting in Hillary a tru MASTER LIAR

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maa2626 January 29 2014 at 8:55 PM

informal survey of who watched SOTU

our attorney no
our attorneys wife no
car repair business owner no
employee #1 no
employee #2 no
employee #3 (ethnic) no
car business repair owner no
gas station where fuel is purchased, cashier no
gay nephew yes
accountant, smartest women next to my wife, no
car auction employee no
car auction manager no
car auction tech service employee no
owner of local restaurant no
brother in law who voted for obama twice yes
truck driver that deliverd vehicles (asked if he listened on radio) no
bank teller where I bank
my wife the school teacher, who has to be in the union, no
daughter also a school teacher, no
me a business owner, no
random sign holder (flag force) yes

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slide1sideways January 29 2014 at 7:14 PM

Every time he opens his mouth I want to vomit! Get ready for an executive order in 2016 cancelling the presidential election...result... Obama the dictator! Thanks to all the morons for giving us such a person as Obama as the worst president we ve ever had!

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ectullis January 29 2014 at 7:09 PM

Did they pass out barf bags before the speach?

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daradams January 29 2014 at 7:08 PM

Could not watch - I was having trouble with my gag reflex and that was it....

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rickabc1229 January 29 2014 at 6:58 PM

Didn't watch...have no interest in anything this man has to say. He has successfully divided our nation and does not need to be ashamed of himself. I'm ashamed enough for the both of us.

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ransomwright January 29 2014 at 7:14 PM

Congress has nothing to do with it?

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