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Get Informed: State of the Union 2016 Top Moments

President Barack Obama addressed the nation in his final State of the Union Tuesday night — and Inform was there with up-to-the-minute, high quality content.

Here are some of the top videos from SOTU 2016.

Jan 12 -- During his seventh and final State of the Union address, President Obama spoke to the nation about the economy, the fight against the Islamic State and how to make Americas politics reflect whats best in us and not whats worst. The presiden

Obama promised to keep the SOTU short, and it ended at a tidy 58 minutes. Recap it in just three with this video from Bloomberg.

House Sergeant at Arms Paul Irving announces the entrance of President Barack Obama to deliver his final State of the Union address to a joint session of Congress.

House Sergeant at Arms Paul Irving announces the entrance of President Barack Obama to deliver his final State of the Union address to a joint session of Congress.

Obama boasts of recent economic success at State of the Union

Obama boasts of recent economic success.

U.S. President Barack Obama said he would launch a new national effort to cure cancer. Rough Cut (no reporter narration).

Obama said he would launch a new national effort to cure cancer. Puts Joe Biden “at mission control.”

Obama discusses his biggest regret

Obama discusses his biggest regret.

South Carolina Gov. Nikki Haley used a formal Republican response to President Barack Obama's State of the Union address Tuesday to try to soften the tough stance toward immigrants embraced by some of the party's leading presidential candidates. (Jan. 12)

South Carolina Gov. Nikki Haley gave the formal Republican response.

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Get Informed: 2016 Presidential Debates

The next Presidential election is still a ways off but campaign 2016 coverage is in full swing.

Last week’s Democratic debate introduced the nation to several new candidates, as well as informing the voters on where many of the hopefuls stood.

Here some of the most notable moments of the event, as well as some tips on how you can best take advantage of events such as these in order to amplify your content.

Democratic Sen. Bernie Sanders comes to defense of Hillary Clinton on email controversy saying "let's talk about real issues." Rough Cut (no reporter narration).
Democratic Sen. Bernie Sanders comes to defense of Hillary Clinton on email controversy saying “let’s talk about real issues.”

Hillary Clinton discusses the Benghazi attacks in Libya.
Hillary Clinton discusses the Benghazi attacks in Libya.

Morality takes center stage at Dem debate
Chafee zings Clinton as morality takes center stage.

Hillary Clinton and Bernie Sanders vigorously outlining competing visions for a party seeking to keep the White House for a third straight term. AP's Haven Daley has more from the first Democratic presidential debate. (Oct. 14)
Hillary Clinton and Bernie Sanders vigorously outlining competing visions for a party seeking to keep the White House for a third straight term.

(Oct. 13) -- A tourism video for an audience of one on the day of the first Democratic presidential debate in Las Vegas, which Vice President Joe Biden won't (or will he?) attend. By Griffin Hammond and Matt Negrin.
A tourism video for an audience of one on the day of the first Democratic presidential debate in Las Vegas, which Vice President Joe Biden won’t (or will he?) attend.

The Republican party continues to dominate the election cycle and candidates will reconvene Wednesday October 28 for its third debate.

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