Obama's State of the Union address seeks to frame 2016 race

FILE - In this Jan. 20, 2015, file photo, President Barack Obama gives his State of the Union address before a joint session of Congress on Capitol Hill in Washington as Vice Presient Joe Biden and House Speaker John Boehner listen. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite, File)WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama’s final State of the Union address will unmistakably attempt to frame the choice facing Americans as they select his successor, doling out an optimistic vision of the country’s future in contrast with what he sees as the pessimism that’s pervasive in the Republican primary.

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