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Boehner invites Obama for State of Union Feb. 12

Updated: January 11, 2013 10:44AM

WASHINGTON — The leader of the U.S. House of Representatives has invited President Barack Obama to deliver the State of the Union speech on Feb. 12.

In a letter sent Friday, Speaker John Boehner says the country faces immense challenges, and Americans expect the Congress and White House to work together on solutions. Boehner says cooperation will require a “willingness to seek common ground as well as presidential leadership.”

The Republican says the Democratic president can present his plan and specific solutions at a joint session of Congress in the House chamber.

Last year, Obama delivered the State of the Union speech on Jan. 24.

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