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Vox Sentences: A State of the Union cheat sheet

President Barack Obama shakes hands with Speaker of the House John Boehner at the 2014 State of the Union.
President Barack Obama shakes hands with Speaker of the House John Boehner at the 2014 State of the Union.
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Dylan Matthews is a senior correspondent and head writer for Vox's Future Perfect section and has worked at Vox since 2014. He is particularly interested in global health and pandemic prevention, anti-poverty efforts, economic policy and theory, and conflicts about the right way to do philanthropy.

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President Barack Obama shakes hands with Speaker of the House John Boehner at the 2014 State of the Union. (Larry Downing-Pool/Getty Images)

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US Sen. Joni Ernst (R-IA) practices the Republican response to the 2015 State of the Union. (Mark Wilson/Getty Images)

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Joe Biden pointing at some folks at the 2012 State of the Union. (Pool / Getty Images)

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