Highlights from President Obama's 2015 State of the Union speech
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From earlier: Obama to Congressional reps against raising the minimum wage: https://t.co/dvm9GqkLWW #AOLSOTU
Obama on why he first wanted to be president. http://t.co/rkQy9cuS5K https://t.co/Oo1ngqkjLz #AOLSOTU
Earlier tonight: Obama on 700,000 veterans and their spouses hired since 2009. https://t.co/9RoeM4qTy1 #AOLSOTU
Obama on why the tax code needs to be simplified. https://t.co/JZLOraLdT4 http://t.co/rkQy9cuS5K #AOLSOTU
Earlier: President Obama on the divisions that have taken over American politics: https://t.co/x9RQ7QEhsR #AOLSOTU
Earlier: Obama on why climate change legislation needs to be passed: https://t.co/PAMxb2XfNR http://t.co/ytVF0sgZzF #AOLSOTU
Earlier: President Obama addressing racial and economic tensions across the country: https://t.co/35bsq3es2u http://t.co/ytVF0sgZzF #AOLSOTU
Joni Ernst, in the Republican response, agreed with Obama wanting to simplify the tax code: https://t.co/JZLOraLdT4 #AOLSOTU
By RYAN GORMAN
President Barack Obama's State of the Union speech touched on many subjects including taxes, racial tensions and income inequality -- here are some of the most notable quotes.
Obama also called for increased strikes on ISIS and for Congress to pay for two years of community college during his sixth such address, in which he declared the state of the union strong.
He also called for better safeguards against cyber attacks and for more infrastructure than "a single pipeline," a direct shot at the KeystoneXL project he has promised to veto.
Senator Joni Ernst, from Iowa, appeared to agree with the president in her Republican response to the address when it came to taxes, but took issue with his opposition to the pipeline.