State of the Union: Obama proposals show president on ‘offense’ despite GOP wave

January 19, 2015 1:05 PM

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From calls for more infrastructure spending to a free community college push to another tax hike scheme, the highlight reel from President Obama's looming State of the Union address shows him charging into his final two years in office with little heed for the results of the midterms.

The Republican takeover of the Senate last November -- and the party's historic gains in the House -- for a short time fueled speculation that the president might entertain a more conciliatory approach with Congress.

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