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    President Obama Remarks to the Nation's Governors

    President Obama addressed governors who were in Washington, D.C. for the 2015 National Governors Association (NGA) Winter Meeting. He talked about what they effect on states and national security would be if Congress did not pass a bill to fund the Homeland Security Department beyond the February 27, 2015, deadline. He also spoke about economic progress and the work of various states on infrastructure, education, and paid sick leave, and he acknowledged the efforts of states to take up Medicaid expansion.

    Vice President Joe Biden and NGA Chair Governor John Hickenlooper (D-CO) made opening remarks.

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    Vice President Joe Biden Remarks on Extremism and Terrorism

    Vice President Biden opened the White House Summit on Countering Violent Extremism. Speaking to reporters before a roundtable discussion on religious extremism and terrorism, Vice President Biden said, “We have to make sure violent extremism never finds a home here.”

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    Swearing-In Ceremony for Secretary of Defense Ashton Carter

    Vice President Joe Biden swore-in former Deputy Defense Secretary Ashton Carter as Secretary of Defense. He replaced Chuck Hagel, who announced his resignation in November 2014.

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    Jill Stein Green Party Presidential Candidacy Announcement

    Jill Stein, the 2012 Green Party presidential nominee, announced she wass launching an exploratory committee to seek the Green Party’s nomination for a 2016 presidential bid.

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    Vice President Biden at House Democratic Retreat

    Vice President Biden addressed House Democrats at the party’s retreat in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. He urged his fellow Democratic colleagues to be proud of the party’s accomplishments and to remind voters of the policies they help implement during the preceding six years that helped improve the economy.

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    Farewell Ceremony for Secretary Chuck Hagel

    President Obama, Vice President Biden, and Joint Chiefs of Staff Chair Martin Dempsey paid tribute to outgoing Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel. The ceremony included performances by the U.S. Marine Band.

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    Vice President Biden at U.S. Conference of Mayors

    Vice President Joe Biden spoke at the U.S. Conference of Mayors' 83rd annual winter meeting. He talked about U.S economic policy, his reactions to President Obama’s State of the Union address, as well as the relationship between the White House and congressional Republicans.

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    1975 State of the Union Address

    In his first State of the Union address, five months after assuming office following President Nixon’s resignation, President Gerald R. Ford told Congress he didn’t expect much applause because “I’ve got bad news.” He detailed the country’s economic and energy woes, blaming, in part, “ever-increasing levels of government benefits.” On the eve of the American bicentennial, he urged his countrymen “to move in a new direction.”

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    1965 State of the Union Address

    In his second State of the Union address, President Johnson called on Americans to continue on the “road to the great society,” proposing a sweeping national agenda from education reforms to a war on deadly diseases to a campaign against pollution. He declared his support for civil rights, specifically the right to vote and the enforcement of civil rights laws providing “opportunity for all” including “Negro Americans.”

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    President Obama Remarks on Education

    President Obama, Vice President Biden, and Dr. Jill Biden made remarks on educational opportunities. The president announced his proposal to provide tuition-free education for two years to millions of community college students. The president also addressed developments in the search for the suspects in the Paris terror attacks. 

    They spoke at Pellissippi State Community College in Knoxville, Tennessee.