President Barack Obama staked his second term on an ambitious bid to mend America, pledging to narrow inequality, reignite the economy, fight gun crime and fix immigration.
US President Barack Obama delivers his State of the Union address before a joint session of Congress on February 12, 2013 at the Capitol in Washington. Obama staked his second term political capital on an ambitious bid to strengthen America at home by reigniting its economic engine, cutting gun murders and fixing immigration.
Anchoring his annual State of the Union address on domestic priorities, Obama dealt only in passing with churning foreign policy crises, including North Korea's recent nuclear test and Iran's controversial atomic program.
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