State of the Union

Obama Delivers His Last State of the Union Address

President Barack Obama gives his final State of the Union address during his presidency on Capitol Hill on Jan. 12, 2016.

President Barack Obama enters the chamber.


Obama greets House Speaker Paul Ryan (R-WI) and Vice President Joe Biden prior to delivering his final State of the Union address.

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First lady Michelle Obama waves from her box in the gallery with Connecticut Governor Dannel Malloy, left, on one side and a symbolic empty seat for victims of gun violence between her and Dr. Jill Biden, right, while attending State of the Union address. Behind her, from left to right are Veteran and Dream Act immigrant Oscar Vazquez, Seattle Police Chief Kathleen O'Toole, Ryan Reyes, the partner of one of the victims of the San Bernardino shootings, Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella, community college student Jennifer Bragdon and Air Force Staff Sgt. Spencer Stone, who helped stop an attack on Paris bound train in August, and Jim Obergefell, the named plaintiff in the U.S. Supreme Court same-sex marriage ruling.     


Ahmad Alkhalaf, 9, waits for the State of the Union to begin. Alkhalaf was a refugee from Syria and he had lost both of his arms.

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Joe Biden and Paul Ryan listen as Obama speaks.


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Obama gestures as he speaks. "I'll keep pushing for progress on the work that still needs doing. Fixing a broken immigration system. Protecting our kids from gun violence. Equal pay for equal work, paid leave, raising the minimum wage," the president said.



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Obama places his hands on his notes during the speech.


Obama said that "the State of our Union is strong."

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Members of congress including Democratic presidential candidate and U.S. Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-VT), center, applaud as Obama speaks.

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Obama shares a moment with Biden. During an interview aired earlier today, when speaking of Obama, Biden said "It's personal. It's family."

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In his final state of the union address, Obama jokes about making this speech shorter for "those looking to get back to Iowa."

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Sen. Marco Rubio (R-FL) stands and applauds as he listens to President Obama.

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The audience stand up and applaud while Obama speaks.

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Obama is greeted on the House floor on Capitol Hill after giving his final State of the Union address.

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