Obama to call for equal opportunity for all in State of the Union
January 24th, 2012
06:37 PM ET
3 years ago

Obama to call for equal opportunity for all in State of the Union

Washington (CNN) - In what could be his final State of the Union address, President Barack Obama on Tuesday will call keeping alive the American dream "the defining issue of our time" and pledge to fight obstruction by congressional Republicans.

The speech to a joint sitting of Congress is an annual evening of political pageantry, but the stakes are higher this year with Obama's re-election on the line in November.

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