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By Anthony Lauriello     1/25/12 6:00pm

National News

Giants and Patriots head to the Super Bowl

Oh Muses sing high the glory of last Sunday

When great acts of heroism that all will say

That the NFC championship of 49ers and Giants

And Eli Manning's perseverance and defiance

Against the best defense in the whole league

Against several sacks and an incredible amount of fatigue

Facing the odds, the rain, the hostile crowd

The Giants won in overtime leaving the field proud

Now they head to the Superbowl to face the AFC champs

And the country is rooting for two distinct camps

One for the Giants and one for The Patriots whose coach cheated

And who next week will most certainly be defeated

The New York Giants beat the San Francisco Giants in the NFC Championship and the Patriots beat the Baltimore Ravens in the AFC Championships. Both teams won only by a field goal and go on to face each other in the Super bowl.

Romney still frontrunner for Republican nomination, victory less assured

It looked like Romney was going to win easy

But his path to the general election doesn't seem so breezy

His victory in Iowa turned out to be second place

And then Gingrich won South Carolina making him lose more face

Now the primary moves onto the sunshine state

And we will see if Romney in the general election is indeed fate

Former House Speaker Newt Gingrich won the South Carolina primary. Romney remains the front-runner in the race for the Republican nomination but his victory, which once seemed assured, is no longer guaranteed.

State of the Union address

Every year the president tells us all

In our country's most august hall

And every year the union is strong

No matter how many things are going wrong

This year Obama's speech sounded a little like

A speech aimed at those that think he should take a hike

The president will focus on what he sees as the Republicans being unfair

And in November we will see if this is an idea that the American public shares

President Barack Obama delivered his State of the Union address Tuesday to Congress and other heads of the American government. The speech focused on what many believe will be themes in Obama's campaign such as income inequality.


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