Obama Delivers State of the Union Speech Amid Gridlock (Xinhua News, China)

white houseXinhau News, January 29, 2014

Stephen Farnsworth, professor of political science at the University of Mary Washington, said the fortunes of presidents rose and fell on the economy, and so it should be no surprise Obama focused on plans to strengthen the economy.

“By focusing on education and training to help build a more internationally competitive workforce, Obama hopes to restore the optimism that has long defined American public opinion regarding the nation’s future,” Farnsworth told Xinhua.

Unlike in previous years, though, Obama focused on things that could be done without the agreement of Congress, he said.

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