Obama announces a non-partisan commission "to improve the voting experience in America," so nobody has to wait for hours "betraying ideals."
Obama: "America must remain a beacon to all who seek freedom during this period of historic change."
Obama, to applause: "America will complete its mission in Afghanistan, and achieve our objective of defeating the core of al Qaeda."
Obama: "America is not a place where chance of birth or circumstance should decide our destiny."
Obama announces a new challenge: "to redesign America's high schools so they better equip graduates for the demands of a high-tech economy."
Obama: "Tonight, I propose working with states to make high-quality preschool available to every single child in America." #SOTU
Obama issues a goal for America: "let's cut in half the energy wasted by our homes and businesses over the next twenty years."
RT @PeterBeinart: That "who you love" line wasn't present in past discussions of america's "basic bargain"-nice addition
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