State of the Union Address 2013: LIVE Coverage


On Tuesday, February 12 at 9 pm EST, President Barack Obama will address Congress and the nation in the 2013 State of the Union. Coming on the heels of a resounding Democratic victory in the November election, which saw majorities voting for Obama’s reelection and for Democrats in both houses (despite Republicans winning a majority of seats in the House of Representatives due to gerrymandering), Obama will likely deliver a confident and vindicated speech Tuesday evening. Democrats close to Obama say he is planning to deliver a more “aggressive” speech to keep the GOP on the defensive ahead of the looming budget cuts, set to go in effect in March barring congressional action.