The United States President called for removing "the shadow of history from our relationship."
Yesterday, President Obama nominated Judge Merrick Garland to fill the vacancy left by Scalia.
He came home to a place that launched his political career - the Illinois state capitol - and addressed lawmakers on creating a "better kind of politics."
Rubio did not explain how his Administration would finance anything at all after cutting taxes for the rich and giving tax refunds for health insurance.
In his final State of the Union address, delivered in Washington last night, President Obama echoed the goals of those seeking progressive change in America.
History may look back at Obama's last SOTU as one of his most important speeches. Whether that happens will depend not just on what he says.
Obama said, "The gun lobby may be holding Congress hostage right now, but they cannot hold America hostage."
If implemented, the executive order, issued by President Obama a year ago, would prevent families from being broken up.
"As I said just a few months ago, and I said a few months before that, our thoughts and prayers are not enough."
It's not "normal that so many young people end up in our criminal justice system. What is normal is teenagers doing stupid things."