1. WHITE HOUSE:
Obama vows action on energy, climate, higher wages and manufacturing hubs -- with or without Congress
President Obama had a clear message for Congress last night: I don't need you. Bruised after several years of congressional inaction on some of his top legislative priorities, Obama laid out plans in his fifth State of the Union address to go it alone on issues like combating climate change, speeding up transportation infrastructure projects and hiking the minimum wage for federal contractors.