Thursday, January 22

Executive Order 13687: Enhancing Coordination of National Efforts in the Arctic

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EXECUTIVE ORDER

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ENHANCING COORDINATION OF NATIONAL EFFORTS IN THE ARCTIC

By the authority vested in me as President by the Constitution and the laws of the United States of America, and to prepare the Nation for a changing Arctic and enhance coordination of national efforts in the Arctic, it is hereby ordered as follows:

Section 1. Policy. The Arctic has critical long-term strategic, ecological, cultural, and economic value, and it is imperative that we continue to protect our national interests in the region, which include: national defense; sovereign rights and responsibilities; maritime safety; energy and economic benefits; environmental stewardship; promotion of science and research; and preservation of the rights, freedoms, and uses of the sea as reflected in international law.

Tuesday, January 20

(VIDEO) 2015 State of the Union

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Live video of the 2015 State of the Union address by President Obama.

During tonight's SOTU we should expect to see the President make strong comparisons between the progress of Main Street and that of Wall Street.

The President will attempt to show a direct correlation between the rebounding economic situation in the United States and his administration's leadership as the 2016 elections sit just around the political corner.

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