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WASHINGTON -

President Barack Obama's State of the Union address is drawing unsparing morning-after reviews from the Republicans who control Congress.

That includes a pointed rebuke from Speaker John Boehner on nuclear talks with Iran.

And Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell's statement that a high profile speech can be about more than veto threats or strident partisanship.

Boehner has invited Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu to address a joint meeting of Congress next month and discuss the threat from Iran.

The Israeli leader has been an outspoken opponent of the direction of negotiations with Tehran that the administration is involved in.

In one of numerous veto threats, Obama pledged to reject legislation that imposes additional sanctions on Iran while those negotiations continue.

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