BET Wire: Post-State of the Union Edition

Obama takes a SOTU road trip and more politics news.

In Case You Missed It - Republicans leave President Obama scratching his head; Ben Carson kind of blames the spread of measles on immigrants; one lawmaker thinks it's OK if your food service worker doesn't wash his hands after a bathroom break ? and more. ? Joyce Jones (@BETpolitichick)

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In Case You Missed It - President Obama hits the road to promote his agenda; Staten Island Congressman Michael Grimm goes gangland on a reporter; Black Republican T.W. Shannon is running for a seat in the U.S. Senate – and more. –  Joyce Jones (@BETpolitichick) (Photo: BET)

Tuning Out and In - The president's State of the Union address drew 33.3 million viewers, the lowest since President Bill Clinton's speech in 2000. Nielsen SocialGuide reports that 8.8 million Americans saw the 2.1 million tweets posted about the address that night.   (Photo: Larry Downing-Pool/Getty Images)

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Tuning Out and In - The president's State of the Union address drew 33.3 million viewers, the lowest since President Bill Clinton's speech in 2000. Nielsen SocialGuide reports that 8.8 million Americans saw the 2.1 million tweets posted about the address that night.  (Photo: Larry Downing-Pool/Getty Images)

Road Tripping - After delivering his fifth State of the Union address, Obama began a four-state trip to highlight themes of the speech. Topping the list is an initiative called myRA, which will allow people to set aside as little as $5 through payroll deductions for their golden years. "If you worked hard all your life, you deserve a secure retirement," he said. (Photo: Jeff Swensen/Getty Images)

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Road Tripping - After delivering his fifth State of the Union address, Obama began a four-state trip to highlight themes of the speech. Topping the list is an initiative called myRA, which will allow people to set aside as little as $5 through payroll deductions for their golden years. "If you worked hard all your life, you deserve a secure retirement," he said. (Photo: Jeff Swensen/Getty Images)

Not So Sorry After All? - Talk show host Glenn Beck recently apologized for past actions that have had a divisive impact on the nation. But the day after Obama's State of the Union address, he reverted to form and said the president "declared he would become America's first dictator." (Photo: Rob Kim/Getty Images)

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Not So Sorry After All? - Talk show host Glenn Beck recently apologized for past actions that have had a divisive impact on the nation. But the day after Obama's State of the Union address, he reverted to form and said the president "declared he would become America's first dictator." (Photo: Rob Kim/Getty Images)

Badfella - Minutes after Obama delivered his State of the Union address, New York Rep. Michael Grimm made a spectacle of himself after threatening to throw a reporter, who'd asked about fundraising allegations, off of a [expletive deleted] balcony and threatening to break him in half "like a boy." Grimm, a former Marine and former undercover FBI agent, earned the moniker Mikey Suits while infiltrating New York's Gambino crime family.  (Photo: AP Photo/Jacquelyn Martin, File)

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Badfella - Minutes after Obama delivered his State of the Union address, New York Rep. Michael Grimm made a spectacle of himself after threatening to throw a reporter, who'd asked about fundraising allegations, off of a [expletive deleted] balcony and threatening to break him in half "like a boy." Grimm, a former Marine and former undercover FBI agent, earned the moniker Mikey Suits while infiltrating New York's Gambino crime family. (Photo: AP Photo/Jacquelyn Martin, File)

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State of Cain - Former GOP presidential candidate Herman Cain is not impressed by the president's call to raise the minimum wage to $10.10 and says it would affect "a very small percentage" of Americans. "Ten-ten is no nine-nine-nine," he said, referring to his campaign proposal to replace the federal tax code with a flat 9 percent personal, corporate and national income tax.  (Photo: David Paul Morris/Bloomberg via Getty Images)

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State of Cain - Former GOP presidential candidate Herman Cain is not impressed by the president's call to raise the minimum wage to $10.10 and says it would affect "a very small percentage" of Americans. "Ten-ten is no nine-nine-nine," he said, referring to his campaign proposal to replace the federal tax code with a flat 9 percent personal, corporate and national income tax. (Photo: David Paul Morris/Bloomberg via Getty Images)

House Passes Farm Bill - The House by a vote of 251-166 passed a farm bill on Jan. 29, following a two-year battle over farm subsidies and food stamp cuts. The Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program will be cut by $8 billion over 10 years. (Photo: Spencer Platt/Getty Images)

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House Passes Farm Bill - The House by a vote of 251-166 passed a farm bill on Jan. 29, following a two-year battle over farm subsidies and food stamp cuts. The Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program will be cut by $8 billion over 10 years. (Photo: Spencer Platt/Getty Images)

He's In! - Oklahoma House speaker T.W. Shannon, a Republican Party rising star, has declared his candidacy to replace retiring U.S. Sen. Tom Coburn. Shannon, who is African-American, will face off with two-term Congressman James Lankford for the Republican nomination. The Republican National Committee isn't taking a side in the primary race.   (Photo: AP Photo/Sue Ogrocki, File)

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He's In! - Oklahoma House speaker T.W. Shannon, a Republican Party rising star, has declared his candidacy to replace retiring U.S. Sen. Tom Coburn. Shannon, who is African-American, will face off with two-term Congressman James Lankford for the Republican nomination. The Republican National Committee isn't taking a side in the primary race. (Photo: AP Photo/Sue Ogrocki, File)

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Some Americans Want This One Out - The number of signatures on a petition on the White House's citizen portal to deport pop star Justin Bieber and revoke his visa has reached the required 100,000 signatures required for the White House to respond. Bieber, a Canadian, has been living in the U.S. with a temporary work visa. (Photo: Bruno Press, PacificCoastNews.com)