In tonight's State Of The Union address, President Obama will call on the members of his divided Congress to lay down their political arms for the moment and greet what he'll call "our generation's Sputnik moment."
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According to excerpts from the speech released by the White House this evening, Obama will say America is "poised for progress" two years after the recession, pointing to a stock market that "has come roaring back," and rising corporate profits.
"At stake right now is not who wins the next election," Obama will say. "After all, we just had an election."
"The economy is growing again," Obama will say.
But the country still faces serious challenges -- ones that Obama will say cannot be faced unless the partisan sides choose to face them together.
"With their votes, the American people determined that governing will now be a shared responsibility between parties," Obama will say. "We will move forward together, or not at all - for the challenges we face are bigger than party, and bigger than politics."