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The Briefing 01-28-14

1) The significance and history of the State of the Union address

Obama Pursuing a Modest Agenda in State of Union, New York Times (Peter Baker)

Democrats Debate How to Discuss Inequality Ahead of Obama Speech, Wall Street Journal (Colleen McCain Nelson)

2) Personal character and public leadership cannot be separated

Is the Fifth Republic Burning?, New York Times (Robert Zaretsky)

3) Does mass gay wedding at Grammys really prove we’ve lost?

Grammys say ‘we do,’ get political with mass wedding, Fox News (Hollie McKay)

Give up, gay marriage haters: Grammys mass wedding proves you’ve lost, Los Angeles Times (Robin Abcarian)

4) Biblical submission is now controversial

GOP congressman’s book: ‘The wife is to voluntarily submit’ to her husband, Washington Post (Aaron Blake)