First Word: Obama to focus on job creation

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President Obama delivers his State of the Union address before a joint session of Congress on January 24, 2012.
President Obama delivers his State of the Union address before a joint session of Congress on January 24, 2012.
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President Obama will touch heavily on the economy and jobs numbers in his State of the Union address Tuesday evening, but the president faces a limiting reality in his second term – that he only has the beginning of his term to work with Congress to accomplish legislative actions. Obama is expected to push the following four domestic goals on his agenda: reducing gun violence, comprehensive immigration reform, growing the economy and reducing the deficit. Tune into msnbc’s coverage at 8pm ET. President Obama’s address is scheduled for 9pm ET tonight.

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First Word: Obama to focus on job creation

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