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President Barack Obama delivers his State of the Union address on Capitol Hill in Washington, Wednesday, Jan. 27, 2010. (AP)
President Barack Obama delivers his State of the Union address on Capitol Hill in Washington, Wednesday, Jan. 27, 2010. (AP)

Guests:

Joining us from Washington is Thomas Mann, Congressional scholar and senior fellow at the Brookings Institution. He is co-author, with Norman Ornstein, of "The Broken Branch: How Congress Is Failing America and How to Get It Back on Track."

Joining us from Williamsburg, Va., is Larry Evans, professor of government at the College of William and Mary. From 1991 to 1993 he worked in the office of Rep. Lee H. Hamilton and on a bipartisan Joint Committee on the Organization of Congress. He's at work on a book about partisan coalition building on Capitol Hill.

This program aired on February 3, 2010.

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