Obama's Economic Address

Thursday, July 25, 2013

President Barack Obama makes remarks on the economy at a fire station in Arlington, Virginia. (Getty)

Yesterday, President Obama gave his first address in what will be a series of major speeches focused on the economy.

In the speech, given at Knox College in Illinois, he touched on a number of subjects one might expect, including the nation's 1 percent and Obamacare. Though the speech did include some moments of optimism, the president also acknowledge our nation's economic challenges. He also mentioned a word we haven't heard in a while: Sequester.

Takeaway Washington Correspondent Todd Zwillich translates the president's speech for us, including plans, intended audience and the future of the sequester.

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Produced by:

Kristen Meinzer

Editors:

T.J. Raphael

Contributors:

Todd Zwillich

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