Email            Embed

President Obama delivered his final State of the Union address Tuesday night.

FOX's Jon Decker and Jared Halpern report from Capitol Hill:

I'm Jon Decker on Capitol Hill.

The President at the outset spoke to the joint session of Congress about what he'd like to get done in a bipartisan basis in his final year in office.

(President Obama) "Fixing a broken immigration system. Protecting our kids from gun violence. Equal pay for equal work, paid leave, raising the minimum wage."

He also spoke of how politics in Washington and around the country has gotten so rancorous.

(President Obama) "It's one of the few regrets of my presidency - that the rancor and suspicion between the parties has gotten worse instead of better."

The President said he'd like Congress' help in closing the prison at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, but Republicans have made clear that is unlikely to happen.


For those looking to deliver the next State of the Union address, reaction to President Obama's final one was harsh. Republican front-runner Donald Trump tweeting that the speech was boring and rambling.

Senator Ted Cruz wasn't here for the speech, but telling Megyn Kelly...

(Cruz) "This was less a State of the Union than it was a state of denial."

Hillary Clinton, on the other hand, praised President Obama for seven years of progress, and Vermont Senator Bernie Sanders noted appreciation for the President's focus on getting big money out of politics.

In Washington, Jared Halpern, FOX News.

           Email            Embed

The President spoke about the war on terror during his State of the Union Address and so did the Republican chosen to give the party's response.

FOX's Jon Decker has more from Capitol Hill: