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Barack Obama to focus on jobs in State of the Union

US President Barack Obama will call for new public spending to create jobs in his state of the union address, setting up a clash with opponents who say cuts to government are the way forward.

In the president's yearly address to Congress, Mr Obama is expected to call for new investment in education, research and infrastructure.

Mr Obama said at the weekend creating jobs was his "number one focus".

Steve Kingstone reports from Washington.

  • 25 Jan 2011