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Biden, in State of the Union, mixes bipartisanship with defiance

By Toluse Olorunnipa and Yasmeen Abutaleb

08 Feb 2023 · 9 min read

Editor's Note

U.S. President Joe Biden touched on the economy, the Ukraine conflict and China while taking potshots at Republican party policies in his State of the Union address. The Washington Post reports.

President Biden, facing a vocal and divided Congress, used his second State of the Union address Tuesday to emphasize popular ideas from job creation to health care, aiming to throw Republicans on the defensive and pitch himself as a friend of ordinary Americans.

In a speech that foreshadowed his potential 2024 campaign message, Biden defended his record, made a direct appeal to blue-collar workers and sought to shift voter attitudes about the economy by touting his administration's massive investment in the nation's infrastructure.

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