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Key quotes from Obama’s State of the Union address

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Key quotes from US President Barack Obama’s State of the Union address on Tuesday:

Posted: January 29th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,Photos & Videos,World | Read More »

Obama: Olympics will show US belief in equality

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US President Barack Obama says the world will see the U.S. commitment to universal dignity when the U.S. takes home gold medals on the Olympic Games.

Posted: January 29th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,World | Read More »

Obama: US intelligence programs need public trust

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US President Barack Obama says U.S. intelligence systems depend on the public’s confidence that privacy rights are not being violated either at home or abroad.

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Obama calls for limited strikes against al-Qaeda

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US President Barack Obama says the U.S. must remain vigilant against al-Qaeda as the terror network takes root across the Mideast and North Africa.

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Obama speech aims to bypass gridlock in Congress

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US President Barack Obama looked to energize his sluggish second term, using his biggest speech of the year to push for narrowing economic disparities between rich and poor — and pledging to sidestep Congress “whenever and wherever” necessary to bypass the political gridlock that has bedeviled his presidency.

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Obama challenges Congress on inequality

President Barack Obama delivers the State of Union address before a joint session of Congress in the House chamber Tuesday, Jan. 28, 2014, in Washington, as Vice President Joe Biden, and House Speaker John Boehner of Ohio, listen. AP

US President Barack Obama vowed to reverse a tide of economic inequality threatening the American dream Tuesday, seeking to outflank rival Republicans and revive his stumbling second term.

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Obama calls for new incentives for cleaner fuel

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President Barack Obama is proposing new incentives for trucks to run on natural gas and other alternative fuels.

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Obama urges Congress to raise the minimum wage

President Barack Obama gives his State of the Union address on Capitol Hill in Washington, Tuesday Jan. 28, 2014, as Vice President Joe Biden and House Speaker John Boehner of Ohio, listen. AP

US President Barack Obama urged Congress on Tuesday to raise the federal minimum wage, challenging legislators to help reverse deepening income disparity across the country.

Posted: January 29th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,Photos & Videos,World | Read More »

Obama: US economy poised for ‘breakthrough’

President Barack Obama gives his State of the Union address on Capitol Hill in Washington, Tuesday Jan. 28, 2014. AP

The United States has turned a corner after struggling to escape the economic downturn and is poised for recovery, President Barack Obama declared Tuesday in his State of the Union address.

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Obama to refocus on economy in State of the Union

In this Jan. 24, 2012, file photo President Barack Obama delivers his State of the Union address on Capitol Hill in Washington. Facing a nation still burdened by high unemployment, Obama will center his upcoming Feb. 12, 2013, State of the Union address on boosting job creation and economic growth, underscoring the degree to which the shaky economy threatens his ability to pursue other second-term priorities, including immigration reform and climate change. AP/Evan Vucci

President Barack Obama will focus his State of the Union address on boosting job creation and economic growth at a time of high unemployment, underscoring the degree to which the economy could threaten his ability to pursue second-term priorities such as gun control, immigration policy and climate change.

Posted: February 10th, 2013 in Latest News Stories,Photos & Videos,World | Read More »

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