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Tuesday, January 25, 2011

State of the Union Address - 2011




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As President Obama prepares to make his second State of the Union address, many can expect the president to cover a myriad of issues ranging from gun control laws to partisanship.

The lamb and the lion will sit side-by-side in the U.S. Capitol during tonight's scheduled 9 pm address, as for the first time Republicans and Democrats - at least for an hour - will have to tolerate one another for the good of the country.


Following the President's Address, senior White House officials will take your questions on the president's speech, live from the White House. The panel will include Brian Deese, Deputy Director, National Economic Council; Roberto Rodriguez, Special Assistant to the President for Education Policy; David Simas, Director and Aide to the Senior Advisor; and Ben Rhodes, Deputy National Security Advisor for Strategic Communications.

People can send their questions via one of three ways: 1) Twitter: Reply to @whitehouse using the hashtag #sotu;  2) Facebook: Post your questions to the White House wall; and 3) at http://www.whitehouse.gov/sotu-questions by using the web form.

Guests gracing the First Lady's box at the address will include Dr. Jill Biden; Phil Schiliro, Assistant to the President and Director, Office of Legislative Affairs; Gary and Robert Allen (Rochester Hills, MI); Ursula M. Burns (Norwalk, CT); Amy Chyao (Richardson, TX);  Kendra Baker and Zachary Davis (Santa Cruz, CA), Brandon and Julie Fisher (Berlin, PA); Brandon Ford (Philadelphia, PA);  The Green Family (Tucson, AZ), parents of nine year-old Christinia Taylor, killed during the Tucson tragedy; Staff Sergeant Salvatore Giunta (Hiawatha, IA); Daniel Hernandez (Tucson, AZ);  Jim Houser (Portland, OR); James Howard (Katy, TX);  Staff Sergeant Brian Mast and Brianna Mast (Washington, DC); Gunnery Sergeant Nicole Mohabir (Fort Lee, VA); Mikayla Nelson (Billings, MT);  Kathy Proctor (Winston-Salem, NC); Dr. Peter Rhee (Tucson, AZ);  Diego Vasquez (Phoenix, AZ); and Wendell P. Weeks (Corning, NY), Corning CEO. 

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See profiles of the guests that include science students, business owners, and victims of the Tucson tragedy,  here.

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