President Barack Obama to deliver his State of the Union address tonight

Barack Obama addresses a joint session of Congress - Photograph: Pablo Martinez Monsivais / Pool/EPA

President Barack Obama is scheduled to deliver his State of the Union address to a joint session of Congress this evening. NBC News reports that White House press secretary Robert Gibbs said Wednesday President Barack Obama hopes to use his State of the Union message to “outline a hopeful track for our future.” “The president is going to explain why he thinks the American people are angry and frustrated,” his spokesman said.

If you are interested in watching the State of the Union address online, the White House will be streaming it “live” at 6:00 p.m. (PST) on their website HERE.

The New York Times reports that when Mr. Obama presents his first State of the Union address on Wednesday evening, aides said he would accept responsibility, though not necessarily blame, for failing to deliver swiftly on some of the changes he promised a year ago. But he will not, aides said, accede to criticism that his priorities are out of step with the nation’s. The speech will be punctuated with a handful of new ideas — calling for a spending freeze on a portion of the domestic budget — but aides said it would largely be an opportunity for Mr. Obama to return to the proposals that swept him into office.

  1 comment for “President Barack Obama to deliver his State of the Union address tonight

  1. Jo
    January 28, 2010 at 9:23 am

    Smoke and mirrors economics. The 3 year freeze on spending for discretionary departments is a bogus hoax. Congress already gave those departments a 20% increase, which equals 6.7% per year. A fiscally prudent business tries to contain cost at zero growth or only 3% a year at most. Who is this guy fooling, all it does is guarantee an increase in spending. Why didn’t Obama scrap health care and cap and trade, he isn’t willing to give up on ideas that are abysmal failures that will only increase spending and thus impede job creation. He is engaging in same progressive agenda , he only tried to put lipstick on a pig by his oratorical skills. Pathetic.

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