In the Media: State of the Union 2013

By The Dartmouth Web Staff | 2/13/13 3:00am

Missed the State of the Union? No worries — Dartbeat’s got you covered. “In the Media” will curate the best media coverage of major events from around the Web so that you can stay informed, effortlessly. This post will be updated throughout the day as new stories are published.

President of the United States Barack Obama's 2013 State of the Union Address

Here's a transcript of the speech, courtesy of The Washington Post.And here's the Post's fact-check of the address.

How does Obama's speech compare to past States of the Union? ABC News takes a look.

Before last night's proceedings even kicked off, the hacker group Anonymous issued a threat that they woud be hacking State of the Union livestreams. Why? Read about it here.

Senator Marco Rubio (R-Fl.) delivered the Republican Party's response to the State of the Union, and took a very "consequential sip of water." The Atlantic Wire breaks it down. Here's a tweet Rubio sent after his speech was over.

Marco Rubio's 2013 State of the Union GOP Response

Rand Paul (R-Ky.) of the Tea Party also had something to say.

Rand Paul's 2013 State of the Union Tea Party Response

It's got to be hard sitting still behind the President of the United States for an hour, especially if you have a scratched cornea or a cold. Vanity Fair breaks down the biggest distractions of the night.

If you're not going to watch the address or read the transcript, read this. The Washington Post has put together a list of five things to take away from tonight's speech.

In bipartisan news, Obama shared one of his famous fist bumpswith Senator Mark Kirk (R-Ill.).

Vanity Fair calls last night's speech "sharp and focused," and writer Todd Purdum said he thinks that Obama may be able to achieve many of the things he laid out in his address. William Galston of the Brookings Institution wrote on the Huffington Post that Obama's speech "gave little ground to his adversaries."

On the heels of Obama's announcement that 34,000 troops will leave Afghanistan by the end of the year, Slate writer Fred Kaplan analyzes the forces that have shaped the President's foreign policy.

Here's a snapshot of the Twitterverse's response to the State of the Union throughout the speech.

Finally, this is not exactly about the State of the Union, but we thought it was still relevant. The Atlantic has put together a nice analysis of what the new Netflix series "House of Cards" gets right about Washington.

The Dartmouth Web Staff