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State of the Union: Obama calls for economic fairness

US President Barack Obama has attacked income inequality as he set the tone for his re-election bid in his third State of the Union speech.

Mr Obama emphasised the importance of an economy that works for everyone, in the nationally televised address to Congress.

The annual State of the Union address - one of the most keenly watched events in US politics - traditionally includes policy prescriptions from the White House for the upcoming year.

Steve Kingstone reports.

  • 25 Jan 2012
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