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Obama To Talk State of the Union In Google Hangout

| On 11, Feb 2013

Barack Obama president Fireside Chat Google+ State of the Union Address

President Obama is coming to a Google+ Fireside Chat near you this week. (Photo credit unknown)

President Obama has a busy week ahead of him.

The time for his annual State of the Union address to Congress and the nation will arrive on Tuesday evening. Per his usual, he will visit the American people in the days following the speech to reiterate some of the main points he covered.

In addition to visits to North Carolina, Georgia, and Illinois after the State of the Union address, the president will also be online for a Google+ Fireside Chat. This is the first time he’s done one of these chats after the SOTU. In years past, the president has taken questions via YouTube and in town hall-type settings. The Fireside Chat will be yet another way for him to breakthrough the Beltway media and talk to regular Americans about issues facing the U.S.

If you would like to submit questions for the chat, you have until 11:59 p.m. ET on Wednesday, February 13 to do so.

I am excited about the president’s online outreach. However, I expect heavily screened questions that fit into the narrative Obama defines in the State of the Union address. Many of these “chats,” in my opinion, allow the president to rehash White House talking points in a different way.

I’ll be tuned in on Tuesday and Thursday to see what President Obama has to say.

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