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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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roeoz January 29 2014 at 11:06 AM

We all must work together to get things done in government. This is not a schoolyard. Let's get it done! The most important thing we need to start with is to take care of our soldiers and their families and get them the help that they need. Also i agree we must educate people for jobs that they can take care of their families especially those with broken up families living in the poverty level. Use staffing companies to educate and get people jobs.

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Paul January 29 2014 at 1:12 PM

Fact check; The big raise for federal contractors will only help 3% of them. MOST federal contractors already make over $10.10 hr.

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jjkrjw January 29 2014 at 2:18 PM

To all of you who are disgusted with this president, please make it a priority to vote in November. We need to vote out republican enablers (RINOs like McConnell, McCain, etc.), and vote out all the socialist democrats. Not one republican voted for obamacare, so the dems own this mess. And look how they're distancing themselves from it now that the election is coming up in November. Please mark your calendars and vote!

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richie January 29 2014 at 4:21 PM

You only have to watch one SOTU OUT OF 5.

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lgvxl42 richie January 29 2014 at 4:31 PM

Would it be the first one?

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Jim January 29 2014 at 4:45 PM

It was just SSDD. He can talk the talk, but he sure can't walk the walk. I had to mute it every once because my stomach could not take it. Now tht he intends to "rule" b y edict do we start calling him "Great Leader" instead of Mister President. Hurry 2016.

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Sandy Jim January 29 2014 at 5:12 PM

You will just love Hillary.

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Tom Sandy January 29 2014 at 6:33 PM

I hope that she does run. I have lots of FACTS about her past. There are so many skeletons in her closet even without Lybia. I am just waiting to start flooding the web.

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SWEETWATER Sandy January 29 2014 at 6:58 PM

Hillary WILL get in there. Hillary will get much more cooperation than Obama. All the right wing, Tea Party / KKK Americans will say, "at least, she isn't Black!"

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donloncrn Jim January 29 2014 at 7:23 PM

FYI. This President has issued the fewest Executive Orders since Grover Cleveland. Reagan issued the most with both Bush Presidents right behind! Instead of "muting" you should listen! You just might learn that the ignorance that permeates the GOP in Congress is the true threat to America!

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dukeofdull donloncrn January 30 2014 at 6:15 AM

He ain't done yet, he's got 3 years remaining to go and I predict he will surpass all previous presidents by then.

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johnj1314 January 29 2014 at 11:21 AM

Look at the faces on these snake eyed goons. How much longer are we going to continue to buy the BS from both of these parties? Everyone should be able to at least agree that both parties have grossly mismanaged our country and left it to us to come up with the money to fix it. That is if it can be fixed after they allowed all our companies to move overseas along with our technology so that they can enrich their own pockets. We have to stop electing lawyers. Can there be a bigger conflict of interest then lawyers making laws. These are people who have no core values, beliefs or non negotiable standards. They can argue with as much passion for something they know is wrong as they do for something they know is right and flip flop in a moment. We also got to get rid of both parties and all those who are up there now and have nothing but independents, people who's first allegiance is to us and not their stupid, destructive, do nothing, criminal parties. If any of us have done our jobs as bad as they do theirs we be fired in a nana second. It is time we fired them all. Folks, all of us left and right we have a common enemy it is the people who are now in Washington.

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brookjohn johnj1314 January 29 2014 at 11:52 AM

Right on point! In addition, there is no a single major corporation which does not define "conflict of interest". Our nation has been run by money and pay-back. Each member of Congress, once seated, expects to get sweet deals from the powers in-force. Individual votes on Laws and appointments have been governed only by what will keep me elected; not what is right. When the US controlled the world economy. this format still worked, as the money was abundant, and was not tracked. We need to DEMAND that those elected adhere to basic ethical practices. In addition to our Constitution, we need to examine our Values, and under what circumstances we will act militarily, in the future. We have lost many good and mostly young men and women over the past 50+ years, for reasons, as yet, unclear. George W made abhorrent use of Carl Rove, both to get in Office; and to spin the economic (Halliburton) reasons for involvement in Iraq and Afganistan. Out Nations Best Interests must be redefined, and heavily weighted to reflect HUMAN VALUES. Patriotism must not be defined as being willing and able to go to war. Defending Freedom, goes well beyond being the first to drop bombs, in arrogant operations to highlight our technology advantage to "Shock and Awe".

We can't ask other Nations to be "either with us, or agin us" until we know who we are, and under what circumstances we will react.

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Darlingpurs January 29 2014 at 5:01 PM

I NEVER WATCHED THE STATE OF UNION AS I KNEW IT WOULD BE A BUCH OF LIES.

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SWEETWATER Darlingpurs January 29 2014 at 6:56 PM

You mean A BUSH of lies! You got the wrong President. This one is a Black Presiedent and you are having a hard, hard time protecting you racial superiority myth. Admit it and go to bed. :)

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slide1sideways SWEETWATER January 29 2014 at 7:19 PM

Typical low life OBUMA supporter. Cant even spell. You moron!

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dukeofdull SWEETWATER January 30 2014 at 6:11 AM

Glad you brought that up! I AM more racially superior than obama!

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Diane January 29 2014 at 1:37 PM

They don't have the number of lies Obama said in this speech! Why?

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Welcome MSGT Diane January 29 2014 at 2:01 PM

No one can count that fast.

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rikastanek January 29 2014 at 12:27 PM

Again we have to listen to his Babaling how he will screw up again. Best advise to him ,Just retire and make many people happy. You have no experience in any thing you do.

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bobtravcomp January 29 2014 at 1:42 PM

At what point does the President bypassing Congress becomes a dictator?

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