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State of the Union Wrap-Up

President Obama delivers his State of the Union address at the U.S. Capitol, White House Photo, Pete Souza

No one built this country on their own. This nation is great because we built it together. This nation is great because we worked as a team. And if we hold fast to that truth, in this moment of trial, there is no challenge too great; no mission too hard. As long as we are joined in common purpose, as long as we maintain our common resolve, our journey moves forward, and our future is hopeful, and the state of our Union will always be strong.”

Obama Weekly Address: Solar Power & a Clean Energy Economy

In this week’s address, President Obama announced that – due to clean energy incentives launched by his administration – a company called BrightSource plans to break ground this month on a new, revolutionary type of solar power plant. This will put about 1,000 people to work building the facility. And once completed, it will power up to 140,000 homes, making it the largest such plant in the world. But for all the potential of clean energy projects like this one, the GOP recently pledged to scrap all incentives for these projects, even ones currently in progress.

Obama Weekly Address: Recovery and Jobs of the Future

WASHINGTON – In his weekly address, President Barack Obama touted the gains the Recovery Act has made in a little more than 100 days.  While the recession is still far from over, the Recovery Act has helped end the economic free fall, ease the rate of monthly job losses from 700,000 a month, extend unemployment…