How Many Times Will Obama Say 'Jobs' in His State of the Union Speech?

National Journal


A few days before the State of the Union address, people were starting to get pretty curious about President Obama's policy plan for 2015. "Can you give us any hints?" one reporter asked the White House press secretary last week. "Not yet," he said.

But year after year, Obama's annual speeches tend to be more or less the same. Key terms, such as "jobs," "energy," and "health care," always come up, and the number of times they're used can give the American public a good sense of the president's top priorities in a given year — and how he's going to sell them.

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