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    Weekly Presidential Address

    President Obama delivered his weekly address. He reviewed the plan for “middle-class economics” he presented in his State of the Union address earlier in the week, to give families the support they need to make ends meet by focusing on policies that benefit the middle class and those working to reach the middle class.

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    President Obama Remarks to U.S. Conference of Mayors

    President Obama delivered remarks at the U.S. Conference of Mayors' 83rd annual winter meeting.

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    President Obama at the University of Kansas

    President Obama outlined his plan to address child care costs for middle class families. The proposal includes increasing the child care tax credit and investing in the Child Care and Development Fund. The speech was part of his two-day tour promoting his economic agenda from his State of the Union address.

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    Jobs and the Economy

    Former Michigan Governor John Engler and two economics professors testified on the state of the economy and unemployment. They said the economy was stronger, but slow growth and unemployment remained problems. They proposed Increased spending on infrastructure and education, and tax code reform.

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    Education Testing and Accountability

    State and local officials from around the country testified on potential changes to the No Child Left Behind law, signed into law by President George W. Bush in 2002. Topics of discussion included if the federal government should dictate standardized testing or leave it up to the states.

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    President Obama Remarks on the Economy

    President Obama spoke at Boise State University about the economic proposals he announced in his State of the Union address.

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    Iran Nuclear Negotiations

    Deputy Secretary of State Antony Blinken and Undersecretary of State David Cohen testified on negotiations with Iran over its nuclear arms program. Members focused on the status of the talks, the role Congress should play, and whether new sanctions should be imposed on Iran while the negotiations continue.

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    2015 State of the Union Address

    In his annual State of the Union address to a joint session of Congress, President Obama outlined his priorities for legislative action and the American people. While citing improvements in the economy, employment, the housing market, energy costs, and health care coverage, he emphasized the need for continued progress. Among the topics he addressed were gender income inequality and raising the minimum wage, infrastructure improvements, providing paid sick leave and child care, and providing free community college. He also talked about the crime rate, racial relations, and reforming policing. On foreign policy and national security, the president renewed his commitment to both anti-terrorism and diplomatic efforts such as reestablishing relations with Cuba and calling again for the closing of the Guantanamo detention facilities,

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    Presidential Day of Service Event

    President Obama and first lady Michelle Obama took part in a community service project at the Boys and Girls Clubs of Greater Washington in honor of Martin Luther King Jr. Day.

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    Weekly Presidential Address

    President Obama delivered his weekly address. He recounted the stories of letter writers from around the country who would be his guests when he delivers his annual State of the Union Address that coming week.