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Livestream: Obama's final State of the Union to look back on accomplishments

By Shawn Price   |   Jan. 12, 2016 at 4:37 AM

WASHINGTON, Jan. 12 (UPI) -- President Barack Obama's final State of the Union address will likely be a summary of his seven years as chief executive.

The White House website is touting his eight years in office as "extraordinary progress," proving that "together, we can make change happen."

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A three-minute video compilation of some of the president's best moments in previous State of the Union addresses highlight the theme, while showing various graphics charting economic growth, environmental protections, the Iran nuclear deal, Obamacare and social reforms like same-sex marriage.

"When President Obama took office seven years ago, we were involved in two wars, losing over 800,000 jobs a month, and weathering the worst economic crisis since the Great Depression. But, with his leadership and the determination of the American people, we have made extraordinary progress on the path to a stronger country and a brighter future," the website noted.

"We've proven that, together, we can overcome great challenges. In his last State of the Union, President Obama will lay out the ways that we, as the American people, can once again come together in pursuit of a country worthy of generations to come."

President Obama gives his final SOTU address at 9 p.m. EDT Tuesday from Capitol Hill.

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