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.
In his State of the Union address, President Obama called for a "new national commitment" to train 2 million Americans with skills that will lead directly to a job. It was not the first time he's proposed this, though.
The economy was the main focus of the president's State of the Union address. Obama offered specific proposals for boosting manufacturing and creating more jobs. He also laid out an optimistic vision of the nation's role in the world. In the GOP response, Indiana Gov. Mitch Daniels said Obama had made the economy worse.
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