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Obama Ready to Stiff-Arm Congress

President Obama wants Congress to know he'll ask for its help during this week's State of the Union address, but he doesn't need it. Senior adviser Dan Pfeiffer said Obama's speech will include proposals that he can act on without Capitol Hill. That means signing executive orders, as he did on EPA regulations last year, or calling business and civil leaders to work together on projects. "It vaguely sounds like a threat," Sen. Rand Paul said after hearing Pfeiffer.