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Published by Andrew McGill on .

We promise this post won't just be about the State of the Union address.

1. President Barack Obama delivered his State of the Union address, focusing on the economy but getting the most applause for his call to pass new gun control legislation. We did a Storify of social media during the event (doesn't the guy on the left in the first post look like Josh Lyman from The West Wing?). The New York Times has a neat web interactive letting you make your own mix-tape of the speech; the Washington Post has a nice recap page with stats galore.

2. And how 'bout Mark Rubio's awkward water bottle lunge? Amiright?

We'll keep our promise and move on after the jump.

3. Some state senate Republicans says Gov. Tom Corbett's new transportation plan doesn't raise enough money, something on which they actually agree with Democrats. Meanwhile, Chris Potter at the Pittsburgh City Paper notes that highways and bridges are getting substantially more money than public transit, which has been the case for, well, forever.

4. In the Dept. of Glug-Glug-Glug, nearly every demographic in Pennsylvania favors privatizing state liquor stores, according to a poll commissioned by the (conservative) Commonwealth Foundation. Indeed, only folks who don't use the stores at all believe they should be private. You heard it here first.

5. A census report shows Pittsburgh is falling behind in rich people. Of the top 40 largest cities in the country, only Tampa and Cleveland are behind us in concentration of folks making more than $200,000 a year. San Jose and Washington, D.C. took the top two slots.

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