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Latest update : 2011-01-26

“Weapons”, “Health”, “New”: key words in State of Union addresses

INTERNATIONAL PAPERS, Wed., 26/1/2011: The Daily Beast looks at the most used words in various State of the Union addresses throughout history. For Roosevelt it was “war” while for John F. Kennedy it was “new”. George W. Bush favoured “weapons” while Clinton made frequent use of “health”. Also, coverage of the demonstrations in Egypt and continuing revelations in The Guardian about the Palestinian Authority

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The Daily Beast uses “word clouds” to illustrate words that were most used in various historical State of the Union addresses by American Presidents. We take a look at what the most favoured words were by Presidents Roosevelt, Kennedy, Carter, Clinton, Bush and Obama.
 
The Huffington Post and the New York Times also look at Obama’s speech. For the latter, it “offered a welcome contrast to all of the posturing that passes for business in the new Republican-controlled Congress.
 
“At times Tuesday night, Mr. Obama was genuinely inspiring with a vision for the country to move forward with confidence and a sense of responsibility. Americans need to hear a lot more like that from him.”
 
Other stories in today’s international press review:
 
International Herald Tribune: “Thousands rally for Mubarak’s ouster”
 
The Guardian: “This is what freedom feels like”
 
El Watan (Algeria): “The street says Mubarak, no more!”
 
Bikya Masr (Egyptian news website): “Egypt protestors show poise, diligence”
 
The Guardian: “Secret files reveal MI6 blueprint for Hamas crackdown”

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