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Obama speech: Senator Charles Schumer looks ahead

President Barack Obama will outline his eagerly awaited jobs plan later in an effort to boost the flagging US economy - and his re-election hopes.

In a rare address to a joint session of Congress, President Obama is expected to outline a $300bn (£185bn) package.

Democratic Senator Charles Schumer talked to Katty Kay about the significance of the president's speech.

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