For the network television lovers out there, you may have a small shock when you turn to watch your favorite programs tonight.
President Obama will deliver his annual State of the Union Address live from Capitol Hill beginning at 9:00 p.m. ET. Per the tradition, he will speak to a joint session of Congress and the American people.
There are tons of ways to watch the speech. All major networks will carry the address, as well as cable news channels (CNN, FOX News, MSNBC, CNBC, C-SPAN, et. al.). There will also be a live stream on the White House website.
As a heads-up, I predict there will be a strong focus on the economy in tonight’s speech. But, also check for references to gun control, immigration, and foreign affairs — to name a few other topics. The president has several invited guests representing these areas, including one of the teachers from Sandy Hook Elementary School in Connecticut. I also hear that one of the legislators is bringing gun advocate Ted Nugent to the speech. It will be interesting to see how that plays out.
After the speech, we get the special
punishment treat of Republican “responses” from Sen. Marco Rubio (R-Florida), in both English and Spanish. Sen. Rand Paul (R-Kentucky) will deliver the Tea Party’s rebuttal. *sigh*
Check out our live-tweeting the speech starting at 9 p.m., so make sure you follow us! See you then….