U.S. President Barack Obama will lay out a new go-it-alone approach in State of the Union address on Tuesday, in an effort to bypass congressional gridlock caused by political partisanship and the competition for voters’ approval. Among the topics expected to be addressed by the president are expanding pre-kindergarten education, income inequality, unemployment, raising the minimum hourly wage of federal contracted employees, and immigration reform. http://reut.rs/1d5wImw
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You can watch the action starting in earnest at 8:00 p.m. ET, as lawmakers, family members, and other invited guests file in to take their seats and await the arrival of the president. The SOTU address begins at 9:00 p.m. ET.
Photo: President Barack Obama gestures as he arrives to deliver his State of the Union Speech on Capitol Hill in Washington, February 12, 2013. REUTERS/Jason Reed