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RECAP: President Obama's Final State of the Union Address

A look back at President Barack Obama's final State of the Union address.
Barack Obama
President Barack Obama delivers his State of the Union address to a joint session of Congress on Capitol Hill on Tuesday, Jan. 20, 2015, in Washington. Mandel Ngan / AP file

President Barack Obama delivered his final State of the Union address Tuesday, calling for "a better politics" that rejects discrimination and fear towards outsiders. At many times a direct rebuke to the rhetoric of GOP candidates - particularly Donald Trump - he urged lawmakers to find common ground and eschew partisanship for its own sake. And he outlined four "big questions" that must be addressed by Americans, dealing with the economy, technology, foreign policy and the coarseness of our politics.

He was on defense on foreign policy, calling Republicans' strident threats of a growing ISIS overblown. Republican GOP candidates swiftly rebuked him for underestimating the threat of terrorism.

After the State of the Union, Republican Gov. Nikki Haley of South Carolina weighed in, delivering the Republican response. You can read a full recap of her comments here.

If you missed the speech, catch up with all you missed with our play-by-play coverage below.