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Tracking State of the Union topics: See what Biden covered in his speech

Mar 8, 2024, 9:00 AM | Updated: 10:38 am

(CNN) — As President Joe Biden looks to secure another term in office, he used the State of the Union address to a joint session of Congress to tout his administration’s legislative wins and attempted to make the case that he is the candidate standing for democracy.

 

While not mentioning former President Donald Trump by name, Biden attempted to differentiate himself from the presumptive GOP nominee, specifically on border policy and reproductive rights. Biden, the oldest president at 81, also directly addressed his age, which his critics have used as an attack on the campaign trail.

CNN tracked approximately how many minutes the president spent on different topics during his third State of the Union address. Biden spent the most time addressing democracy, along with Israel’s war with Hamas, immigration, jobs and the economy.

Here’s the full breakdown:

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Tracking State of the Union topics: See what Biden covered in his speech