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Obama declares State of Union "strong"

Tuesday, January 12, 2016 - 01:18

U.S. President Barack Obama wraps up his final State of the Union address with a forceful statement of confidence. Rough Cut (no reporter narration).

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ROUGH CUT (NO REPORTER NARRATION) President Obama wrapped up his final State of the Union address with a forceful statement of confidence in the future of the United States. "I believe in change because I believe in you," Obama said in his closing remarks, generating a standing ovation. "That's why I stand here as confident as I have ever been that the State of our Union is strong." Obama received about a dozen standing ovations during his address, but just a handful were fully bipartisan. In addition to the standing ovation that greeted the entry of First Lady Michelle Obama, the other bipartisan applause moments came after his comments on cutting red tape and outdated regulations, when he announced Vice President Joe Biden would lead a cancer "moonshot" initiative and when he lauded the U.S. military as the finest fighting force in the world.

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Obama declares State of Union "strong"

Tuesday, January 12, 2016 - 01:18