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Brookings Expert Roundtable on President Obama’s State of the Union Priorities

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President Obama will use the first State of the Union address of his second term on February 12 to present his agenda for the year ahead, the issues he wants address and the battles he hopes to win. In a roundtable discussion, Brookings experts Tom Mann, Sarah Binder, Bill Galston and Ron Haskins preview the hot-button issues the president is likely to cover in his speech. The nation’s economy and the debt crisis top their list, and they offer insights about how the still-pervasive partisanship on Capitol Hill could stand between the White House and its goals.

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