Jobs, Energy, Values Top Issues In Obama Address

Barack Obama state of the union
Barack Obama state of the union

In his State of the Union speech before Congress last night, President Obama sought to reassure recession-weary Americans that the economy is on the right track, by naming proposals aimed at helping the beleaguered middle class.

He called it a "blueprint for an economy that's built to last," and one that would bring greater fairness to a country where the divide between rich and poor has been growing steadily in recent years.