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What Did President Barack Obama Say in His State of the Union Speech?

President Barack Obama makes his State of the Union Speech tonight and will have all of America watching him as he addresses the issues and struggles in the United States with Congress.

President Barack Obama Addresses the Nation in the State of the Union Address - photo from Wikimedia

President Barack Obama Addresses the Nation in the State of the Union Address – photo from Wikimedia

The State of the Union speech airs live on Jan. 28, starting at 9 p.m. ET. While the speech is expected to report on the current condition of the nation, it will also allow President Obama to explain his course of action over the next year. Obama, whose poll ratings have been down since at a now 43 percent job rating, will be addressing congress over the following issues:

  • Healthcare
  • Domestic Policy
  • Foreign Policy
  • Unemployment
  • Economy

The president will more than likely address congresses lack of bipartisanship as the United States struggles with key issues such as gun control and government programs. In addition, it’s predicted that the president will also address concerns over the NSA’s spying as it has remained a prominent subject in the public eye since its revelation.

While there are those who are skeptical that Barack Obama’s State of the Union Address will do much to help the president’s cause, close adviser to the former president Bill Clinton Paul Begala told CNN:

“One of the greatest powers a president has is the power to set the agenda. He will use that power to great effect in the State of the Union address.”

What Did President Barack Obama Say in his State of the Union Speech?

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