President Obama will deliver his fourth State of the Union address before Congress on February 12. Watch CNN.com Live for all your political coverage.
Today's programming highlights...
10:00 am ET - Secretary of State nomination hearing - After Hillary Clinton's grilling on Capitol Hill, you would think no one would want her job as secretary of state. But Sen. John Kerry does, and he will testify before the Senate Foreign Relations Committee on his nomination.
11:00 am ET - Assault weapons ban legislation briefing - Sen. Dianne Feinstein and others will unveil legislation aimed at banning assault weapons.
1:30 pm ET - Women in combat announcement - Defense Secretary Leon Panetta is expected to announce that the U.S. military is ending its policy of excluding women from combat.
2:30 pm ET - White House briefing - The Panetta announcement, the debt ceiling and President Obama's Cabinet will likely dominate Jay Carney's agenda with the White House press corps.
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An overhaul of our failed foreign policy is overdue.
Letting things role as per Bush-Cheney era 'doctrine' is foolish & harmful.
What is needed is to stand up to pressure from the foreign lobby in Congress. Sen. Kerry could bring some cool headed thinking there.
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