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Obama Speech Depicts Country At A Crossroads

President Obama gave his State of the Union address Tuesday night. The speech was one part blueprint for economic cooperation, and one part political warning shot — as Obama prepares for a tough re-election campaign.
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Analysis: A New Initiative To Help Homeowners, But Can It Fly?

In his State of the Union address, the president announced a new initiative to help homeowners save money by refinancing their mortgages. But in an election year, the president may not be able to get such legislation through Congress.
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Analysis: New Team To Probe Mortgage, Banking Fraud

In his State of the Union address, the president announced a new special investigations unit to dig into fraud and wrongdoing in the mortgage and banking system in the run-up to the financial crisis and housing market collapse.
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Analysis: Landmark Health Overhaul Gets Barely A Mention

When it came to health, what was most surprising was how little President Obama had to say in his State of the Union address.
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Obama: 'I Will Not Walk Away From The Promise Of Clean Energy'

In his State of the Union speech, President Obama called for more domestic oil and gas production, saying that "a future where we're in control of our own energy" is within reach, where the nation's security and prosperity would not be so closely linked to unstable parts of the world.
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Transcript: GOP Response From Gov. Mitch Daniels

Read the text of the Republican response to President Obama's State of the Union address, as prepared for delivery.

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