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Sunday, February 02, 2014

Click here to watch President Obama deliver the 2014 State of the Union Address

On Tuesday, President Obama gave his fifth State of the Union address. The President laid out a Democratic vision for the United States that is defined by opportunity, action and optimism.

In his speech, the President made clear that there are big issues ahead of us and that we owe it to the American people to move beyond rigid partisanship to solve problems and make progress. He not only laid out a vision for middle class security and opportunity for all, he made specific proposals that will help make that vision a reality through initiatives like raising the minimum wage to $10.10 per hour, creating "myRA" a new starter savings account to help Americans save for retirement, and revamping programs to help the long term unemployed.