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WASHINGTON, D.C. — Rhode Island’s Democratic legislators praised what they described as the unifying tone of President Obama’s State of the Union speech Tuesday night and endorsed his call for deficit-cutting measures, but they found room for disagreement with some of his prescriptions for the future.
WASHINGTON — A Newport elementary school teacher will get to watch President Obama deliver the State of the Union right from the House chamber tonight. Congressman David Cicilline invited Dale Blaess, a kindergarten teacher at Underwood Elementary School, to be his guest for this evening’s speech. Blaess has been named Newport’s Teacher of the Year and received the Milken Family Foundation Award for her work as an educator.
WASHINGTON (WPRI) - In this web extra, Congressman David Cicilline, D-R.I., sat down with WPRI.com reporter Ted Nesi to talk about his attendance at a White House reception on Monday night hosted by the Obamas and his hopes for the State of the Union Address.