Obama vows 'year of action' to tackle inequality

President Barack Obama has pledged that 2014 will be a "year of action" to tackle economic inequality, in his annual State of the Union address.

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Obama: 'We need to close Guantanamo Bay in 2014'

President Obama has said that 2014 needs to be the year that "we close the prison at Guantanamo Bay".

And with the Afghan war ending, this needs to be the year Congress lifts the remaining restrictions on detainee transfers and we close the prison at Guantanamo Bay – because we counter terrorism not just through intelligence and military action, but by remaining true to our Constitutional ideals

– President Obama

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