He cited the lowest unemployment rate in more than five years, falling federal deficits, the rebounding housing market, and the growing manufacturing and oil production sectors.
"That's why I believe this can be a breakthrough year for America," Obama said in a nationally televised speech delivered to a joint session of Congress in the House chamber. "After five years of grit and determined effort, the United States is better-positioned for the 21st century than any other nation on Earth."
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