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Obama to Press Centrist Agenda in His Address
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Source: The New York Times

WASHINGTON President Obama will outline an agenda for winning the future in his State of the Union address on Tuesday night, striking a theme of national unity and renewal, as he stresses the need for both government spending in key areas and an attack on the budget deficit.

Mr. Obama previewed the themes in a video e-mailed on Saturday evening to Democratic activists who had helped in his election campaign, mostly liberals. But the video made plain that his speech would be geared more broadly toward the political center, to independent voters and business owners and executives alienated by the expansion of government and the partisan legislative fights of the past two years.

My number one focus, he said, is going to be making sure that we are competitive, and we are creating jobs not just now but well into the future.

Advisers said the president would describe five pillars for ensuring Americas competitiveness and economic growth: innovation, education, infrastructure, deficit reduction and reforming government.

Read more: http://www.nytimes.com/2011/01/23/us/politics/23obama.html?partner=rss&emc=rss&pagewanted=all
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