President Barack Obama outlined an ambitious agenda in his 2013 State of the Union address, focusing on the economy as well as many other issues.
Obama called for raising the minimum wage, increasing spending on infrastructure, curbing climate change and passing new gun control legislation.
In what felt like a campaign speech, he repeated earlier calls for reducing the budget deficit through a mix of revenue increases, tax reform and spending cuts.
He also said he would support "modest reforms" in government programs including Medicare, as long as the wealthiest Americans contribute as well.
Obama pledged to reduce troop levels in Afghanistan by half over the next year, an acceleration of the effort to wind down America's longest war.