State Of The Union 2014 LIVE

Jan 28 2014, 8:10pm CST | by


The speech begins at 9:00 p.m. (EST)/>

If you have questions about the State of the Union, you can email me at kelly.erb@taxgirl.com and I’ll try to answer as we go along, time permitting.

8:55 p.m. The President is about to be escorted into the chamber. The members of the escort committee were announced by Vice President Joe Biden and Speaker of the House John Boehner.

8:47 p.m. All Senators have arrived.

8:41 p.m. Senators are arriving. Apparently, Congress has its own red carpet scene now – who knew?

Each year, the President of the United States delivers the State Of The Union address to a joint session of Congress. The speech, which has been televised each year since 1947, is the President’s opportunity to set the agenda for the coming year.

Tonight, President Obama will deliver the 2014 State of the Union address at 9:00 p.m. (EST). It will not be the easiest speech of his career: as he outlines his priorities for year six of his presidency, he will be mindful of the fact that unemployment, the deficit and taxes remain high while his approval rating is relatively low.

I don’t expect any surprises this year. The White House release excerpts from the speech earlier today and the themes are familiar.

The economy will be at the forefront of the discussions. The President will speak about increasing the minimum wage, noting that wages have remained flat while corporate profits and the markets have continued to climb. Unemployment benefits will also be a hot topic, as will some kind of tax reform (spoken about in broad terms, of course).

And finally, expect the President to take a swipe or two at Congress, admonishing the inaction leading up to last October’s shutdown (“But America does not stand still – and neither will I”) in anticipation of the upcoming debt talks.

I’ll be live blogging the State of the Union beginning around 8:5o p.m. EST. Check back for analysis of the speech and what it means for the nation.

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