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Obama sounds populist themes in State of the Union
Obama sounds populist themes in State of the Union

President Barack Obama outlined an aggressive agenda in his State of the Union address Tuesday, drawing sharpcontrastswith the new Republican majority in Congress and setting the stagefor a tumultuous two years leading into the next presidential election. Buoyed by a stronger economy and rising poll numbers, Obama marked the beginning of his seventh year in office by attempting to move the political discussion in Washington away from the Great Recession and to refocus attention on income inequality and the concerns of the middle class, such as college tuition, child care and retirement savings. Proposals to increase taxes for the wealthy and provide free community college to many...

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