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PBS NewsHour: Fact-Checking President Obama's Third State of the Union

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Congressional correspondent Kwame Holman recaps President Obama's third State of the Union address. Then, Gwen sits down with The Washington Post's Glenn Kessler to grade the State of the Union speech on accuracy and provides more context on topics that may have been glazed over.

PBS NewsHour: David Brooks and Ruth Marcus analyze the State of the Union

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David Brooks of the New York Times and Ruth Marcus of the Washington Post analyze the key points of President Barack Obama's 2012 State of the Union Address.

PBS NewsHour: Carney to GOP on State of the Union: Don't Criticize a Speech You Haven't Heard

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PBS NewsHour correspondent Ray Suarez previews the State of the Union, then Gwen Ifill discusses the president's election-year agenda with White House Press Secretary Jay Carney.

In Address, Obama Makes Pitch for Economic Fairness

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President Obama pledged on Tuesday night to use government power to balance the scale between America’s rich and the rest of the public, trying to present an election-year choice between continued leadership toward an economy “built to last” and what he called irresponsible policies of the past that caused an economic collapse.
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Analysis: Obama Speech Puts Him in Campaign Arena

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President Barack Obama, having watched his Republican adversaries pound him for weeks, got his turn Tuesday, using his State of the Union speech to land the first major counterpunch of the still-forming 2012 election. It came before a prime-time audience of millions that the GOP candidates can only envy, even if their fiery debates are turning heads.
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State of Hope—Or an Illusion?

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The American economy is better off today than it was three years ago. It could be much better off than it is. Indicators suggest that growth may be finally ready to take off from its post-recession bumps along the runway—but then again, that’s how the indicators looked this time last year.
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Obama Stresses Fairness in Building Durable Recovery

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President Obama, accused by his Republican opponents of making a rocky economy worse, used his third State of the Union address to argue to tens of millions of prospective voters that he is the leader with the passion for fairness, and the policy vision, to deliver an "America built to last." The president wrapped that phrase around his efforts to revive an economy still deeply shaken by a housing bubble, corporate excesses pegged to complex financial bets and borrowed money, and rules seemingly rigged against the little guy.

SOTU: Obama on the Economy

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The President spoke about the state of the American economy Tuesday night in his third State of the Union address.

Obama Makes Populist Pitch

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President Barack Obama offered Americans a populist economic vision in his State of the Union address Tuesday, seeking to draw a contrast with his eventual Republican rival and demonstrating the widening policy gulf between the two political parties.
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The State of the Union

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We take a look back at President Barack Obama’s annual addresses to congress, looking at his 2009 Address to a Joint Session of Congress, as well as the 2010 and 2011 State of the Union Addresses. Topics include the healthcare, the economy, and America's wars in Iraq and Afghanistan.