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President Barack Obama gestures on the House floor on Capitol Hill in Washington, Tuesday, Jan. 12, 2016, after giving his final State of the Union address before a joint session of Congress on Capitol Hill in Washington, Tuesday, Jan. 12, 2016. Rep. Sheila Jackson Lee, D-Texas is at left.

Saudi Paper: Iran ‘Effectively Kidnapped’ ‘Foolish’ Obama Himself

TEL AVIV – A piece in the London-based Saudi daily Al-Sharq Al-Awsa opined that the detention of 10 American sailors just hours before President Obama’s final State of the Union address effectively “kidnapped” the “foolish” U.S. president himself by casting a shadow over his authority.