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By Brahma Chellaney
Independent voices from the The Washington Times Communities
Topic - Gerhard Peters
It was one of the best one-liners of any recent State of the Union address: President Obama, joking about government waste, said the Commerce Department is in charge of salmon fishing in saltwater, the Interior Department handles them when they’re in freshwater — “and I hear it gets even more complicated once they’re smoked.”
That yawn you heard was Congress reacting to another veto threat from President Obama, who has followed through on such threats only twice in his first term, both on relatively inconsequential bills.
The State of the Union address may be going the way of the NFL's Super Bowl, another January tradition that has become a February fixture.