Volume 94 Issue 3 | p. 6 | News of The Week
Issue Date: January 18, 2016 | Web Date: January 14, 2016

Obama Emphasizes U.S. “Spirit Of Discovery”

Policy: War on cancer, clean energy revolution featured in President’s State of the Union address
Department: Government & Policy
Keywords: President Barack Obama, State of the Union, cancer, clean energy, research

Striking an optimistic tone for the country’s future, President Barack Obama called for more cooperation and less partisan fighting during his final State of the Union speech.

Obama cited the country’s “spirit of discovery” as an important reason to be hopeful, and he pushed for increased support for biomedical and clean energy research.

“Sixty years ago, when the Russians beat us into space, we didn’t deny Sputnik was up there,” . . .

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