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Ryan: Want to hear anti-IS strategy from Obama tonight

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President Barack Obama is expected to reiterate steps his administration is taking to curb that group's power in the Mideast, and to limit its ability to carry out attacks in the West. President Barack Obama is expected to reiterate steps his administration is taking to curb that group's power in the Mideast, and to limit its ability to carry out attacks in the West.
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WASHINGTON (AP) - House Speaker Paul Ryan says Republicans are "not expecting much new" from the State of the Union address -- but that they're hoping to hear a "comprehensive plan" for defeating the Islamic State group.
    
President Barack Obama is expected to reiterate steps his administration is taking to curb that group's power in the Mideast, and to limit its ability to carry out attacks in the West.
    
This is the first State of the Union speech since Ryan became speaker last year.
    
White House advisers have made it clear that Obama is hoping to counter what the White House sees as a gloom-and-doom message from Republican presidential candidates with an upbeat State of the Union address tonight. But Obama isn't expected to get into any specifics of the 2016 contest.
    
He'll be delivering his speech before a Republican-led Congress that is angry about his executive orders on issues from guns to immigration.

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