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Obama talks economy, immigration in State of the Union address
Obama talks economy, immigration in State of the Union address

President Barack Obama used his State of the Union address Tuesday night to call for a renewed focus on families struggling through the nation's fickle economic recovery, repeatedly warning lawmakers that his administration intends to work around Congress if partisan bickering continues to stymie his second-term agenda. As he begins the sixth year of a presidency that has been defined largely by his rocky relationship with Capitol Hill, Obama vowed to press for an increase in the federal minimum wage, help for the long-term unemployed and improvements in education and training programs that Democrats have argued would stem the nation's growing income inequality. "The cold,...

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