Defiant Obama challenges Congress on sticky issues
January 25th, 2012
07:30 AM ET
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Defiant Obama challenges Congress on sticky issues

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Washington (CNN) – President Barack Obama launches a three-day swing through key election states Wednesday after declaring in what could be his final State of the Union address that the nation was strengthening but must confront the defining issue of preserving the American dream.

In the speech Tuesday night to a joint sitting of Congress, Obama offered both his administration's priorities for the coming year and his campaign messaging for his re-election bid in November.

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  1. Anonymous

    Lowest rated Congress in history. Lowest rated House. The inmates on the Orange Man's House appear to be running the asylum. Nothing much will get done until we vote the clowns out.

    January 25, 2012 08:26 am at 8:26 am |
  2. Rudy NYC

    But, challenging congresional Republicans to do something together for The People when you know nothing major will occur simply because it's an election year is deceptively smart strategy. Pres. Obama got the jump on the Republicans, calling for the other side "to do something" for The People.

    January 25, 2012 08:53 am at 8:53 am |