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WASHINGTON - United States President Barack Obama is turning to his 2008 playbook by leaning on social media to help push his agenda through a politically divided Congress, gearing-up for next year's re-election campaign. Mr Obama and his aides are following up the President's State of the Union address on Wednesday by mixing traditional set-piece events - remarks at a Wisconsin factory on Wednesday - with a flurry of public outreach via Facebook, Twitter and YouTube. The administration took to the Internet ahead of Mr Obama's address with an online video for supporters laying out his themes. On the day of the speech, the administration supplemented live coverage by major broadcast and cable news networks with a live stream on the White House website. Mr Obama, whose campaign collected email addresses to raise record amounts of money in the 2008 presidential race and used ...

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