President Barack Obama focused on the economy and called on the nation to "reignite the true engine of Americas economic growth" as he opened the first State of the Union address of his second term.
"Thanks to the grit and determination of the American people, there is much progress to report," Obama said. "Together, we have cleared away the rubble of crisis, and we can say with renewed confidence that the state of our union is stronger."
He challenged members of Congress to work through their differences for the good of the country. "The American people dont expect government to solve every problem. They dont expect those of us in this chamber to agree on every issue. But they do expect us to put the nation's interests before party," he said.
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