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Latest update : 2012-01-25

Obama comes out fighting

Obama has set out his stall for re-election - for his right-wing critics, the State of the Union was "shamefully" partisan, while on the left many say the rhetoric was on the button - but he doesn't have the concrete policies to back it up.

The New York Times' Andrew Rosenthal says he hasn't seen Obama so combative since before his election - and it's a good thing too.

For the Washington Post's right-wing columnist Jennifer Rubin, the speech was "shamefully partisan" in its attacks on the rich.

The Atlantic thinks he's finally hitting the right targets - but he doesn't have the concrete policy to back it up, whereas the Huffington Post reckons we forget he does have an economic record to be proud of - America would be in a much worse state if he hadn't made the right calls.

The National says Egypt's revolution has a long way to go on its first anniversary - while al Masry al Youm looks at the fight for justice of the families of those killed protesting.

And The Guardian has a piece on some unlikely Egyptian revolutionaries - Bedouin tribesmen who have occupied a Red Sea resort.

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