Tuesday, January 19, 2010

Obama to give State of the Union speech Jan. 27

President Barack Obama will deliver his first State of the Union address on Wednesday, Jan. 27.

Obama will address a joint session of Congress, beginning at 9 p.m. EST.

White House press secretary Robert Gibbs said Monday the speech would be broadcast live on national television and streamed on the White House Web site. It will be Obama's first State of the Union address.

The speech Obama delivered last year, just weeks after taking office, technically was not considered a State of the Union address because at that point he'd only been in office for a short time.

Such a state of the union-style speech is typical for a new president. President George W. Bush delivered a similar address shortly after taking office in 2001.

Read more: http://www.sfgate.com/cgi-bin/article.cgi?f=/n/a/2010/01/18/national/w143844S76.DTL&tsp=1#ixzz0d4eZ4NSl


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