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Election themes to echo in State of the Union

Obama agenda to keep focus on economy, deficit

WASHINGTON — Reviving his populist reelection message, President Obama will press a politically-divided Congress to approve more tax increases and fewer spending cuts during a State of the Union address focused on stabilizing the middle class and repairing the still-wobbly economy.

The agenda Obama will outline Tuesday before a joint session of Congress will include more money for infrastructure, clean energy technologies, and manufacturing jobs, as well as expanding access to early childhood education.

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