DAY'S END ROUNDUP

FROM THE BLOGS

Power without politics

The American Conservative's Rod Dreher asks readers to look at new ways to change the political status quo--elections not included.

Rubio's big night: his response to the SOTU

Right Turn's Jennifer Rubin examines Sen. Marco Rubio's (R-Fla.) attempt to connect Republican policies with an ever changing and expanding group of voters.

State of the Union: the thinking game

Mark Green of EnergyTomorrow creates a thinking man's BINGO for watching the State of the Union address.

Who is Cody Keenan, Obama's SOTU speechwriter?

The Atlantic's Garance Franke-Ruta reports on Cody Keenan, the young speechwriter taking over for Jon Favreau.

OTHER NEWS SOURCES:

Medal of Honor winner turns down invite to State of the Union

Former Army staff sergeant Clint Romesha has decided to spend the evening with friends and family instead of attending the State of the Union, The Hill's Emily Goodin reports.

Obama vows further UN sanctions against North Korea after nuclear test

Obama's administration is looking into actions with the UN to issue a response to North Korea's third nuclear test, The Hill's Julian Pecquet reports.