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'State Of The Union' Set For Feb. 12

President Obama, Vice President Biden (at left) and House speaker John Boehner at the 2012 State of the Union address. Saul Loeb /DPA /Landov hide caption

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President Obama, Vice President Biden (at left) and House speaker John Boehner at the 2012 State of the Union address.

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House Speaker John Boehner, R-Ohio, has sent President Obama the invitation that precedes each year's State of the Union address:

"Our nation continues to face immense challenges, and the American people expect us to work together in the new year to find meaningful solutions. This will require a willingness to seek common ground as well as presidential leadership. For that reason, the Congress and the Nation would welcome an opportunity to hear your plan and specific solutions for addressing America's great challenges. Therefore, it is my privilege to invite you to speak before a Joint Session of Congress on February 12, 2013 in the House Chamber of the U.S. Capitol Building."

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