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How does Obama’s first year State of the Union Address compare to other recent Presidents? Below are word clouds, based on the number of times a word was mentioned in the speech, for the first-year SOTUs of Reagan through Obama.

Barack Obama (January 27, 2010)

George W. Bush (January 29, 2002)

Bill Clinton (January 25, 1994)

George H.W. Bush (January 31, 1990)

Ronald Reagan (January 26, 1982)

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