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President Obama Highlights the Economy in State of the Union Address

Posted Wednesday, January 25, 2012

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The stakes have never been higher for President Obama in his third and potentially final State of the Union address. The State of the Union address is given before the full Congress each January, and not only lets the President describe what has happened in the past year, but provides a platform for him to outline his agenda for what the country needs to be doing next. The President made his number one priority clear – the economy. It's particularly important this year, because President Obama faces re-election in the fall.

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