Obama Devotes State of the Union to Economy, "Rising, Thriving Middle Class"

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    President Barack Obama, trying to sustain the momentum from his re-election victory and ambitiously progressive inauguration address, took his case to Congress tonight with a State of the Union speech that is expected to focus on the economy and the federal deficit and include a call "to reignite the true engine of America's economic growth: a rising, thriving middle class."

    Florida Sen. Marco Rubio delivers the Republican response.

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