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President Obama's Approval Ratings Up Post-SOTU (Photo Gallery)

President Barack Obama hugs Rep. Gabrielle Giffords, D-Ariz., on the floor of the House Chamber at the U.S. Capitol in Washington, D.C., before delivering the State of the Union address, Jan. 24, 2012. (Official White House Photo by Pete Souza)A new NBC/Wall Street Journal poll shows President Barack Obama's approval numbers are on an upswing. For the first time in six months, the presidents' approval rating (48 percent) exceeds his disapproval rating (46 percent). The president's numbers have been on the rise since the economic picture started to brighten a bit late last year. In December, a Washington Post/ABC News poll found that while Obama still had a low approval rating on his handling of jobs and the economy, his overall approval rating numbers had improved with certain segments of the population, including young adults, seniors and independent voters. The narrowing of the approval and disapproval ratings can be seen in the latest Gallup Daily Poll, but Gallup still has the president's disapproval rating high at 49 percent, compared to a 43 percent approval.

State of the Union photo gallery after the jump.

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The Snob On NPR, Talking SOTU, WaPo's Look At Black Women, and Heidi & Seal's Break-up

On Wednesday, The Snob returned to the Beauty Shop segment of NPR's "Tell Me More" with Michel Martin.  We talked about President Obama's State of the Union address, the GOP response (Ugh, Herman Cain ...), The Washington Post's recent survey on Black American women, and the end of Victoria's Secret model Heidi Klum and "Kiss From A Rose" singer Seal. Normally Michel can count on me to make fun of celebrities because 90 percent of the time I'm the "Who cares?" girl. But it was about divorce. Divorce sucks no matter who you are. Best of luck Heidi n' Seal.

Listen to Beauty Shop after the jump.

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President Obama To Give State of the Union Tonight

President Barack Obama talks with Jon Favreau, Director of Speechwriting, in the Oval Office, Jan. 23, 2012. (Official White House Photo by Pete Souza)

State of the Union is tonight! It's time for the president to tell us what's what! (And to unofficially kick off his 2012 re-election by reminding you of what is at stake, making his case on why he should get another term.) If we get lucky, maybe he'll finish singing that Al Green song so we can get a proper assessment of the tonal quality of his crooning.

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