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Obama’s State of the Union to highlight the plusses of progressive policy

- The Washington Times - Monday, February 11, 2013

Progressive policies are great: That's the gist of what President Obama will suggest during Tuesday's State of the Union speech, according to various leaks, analyses and outright guesses.

The focus on a "course correction" and return to a focus on progressivism, as The Daily Caller describes it, comes amid a long-term economic lag that is being answered by Democrats and the White House with a call for more tax increases. By comparison, Mr. Obama highlighted in his last major speech — January's inaugural address — on social policy and equal rights for gays.

Meanwhile, the White House said Sunday the president is due for more campaign-type activities, starting with a Wednesday kickoff on a public relations push on "strengthening the economy for the middle class and those striving to get there," The Daily Caller reports.

NBC reports similarly. Mr. Obama's speech is going to be more of the same of the past four years and promise boosts in jobs and the economy — but with a ramped-up progressive tone that targets the middle class.

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