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State of the Union 2014: 5 things to look for, based on the guest list



Obama delivered last year's State of the Union address on February 12, 2013.
Obama delivered last year's State of the Union address on February 12, 2013.
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When it comes to President Obama's State of the Union address Tuesday night, it's the equivalent of reading tea leaves for Washington journalists.

The White House trickles out its list of invitees to the address, and each person on that list is a clue about the issues the President will likely tackle.

On Monday morning, we got a list of the invitees of First Lady Michele Obama and Second Lady Dr. Jill Biden for Tuesday night's speech (6 PT/ 9 ET). Based on that list, here's our take on what the likely bullet points the President will touch upon:

1. REMINDER THAT TERRORISM IS STILL A THREAT:

This one's  a two-fer:

2. CLIMATE CHANGE AND A SALUTE TO FIRST RESPONDERS:

3. GAY RIGHTS

4. EDUCATION, OR, MORE SPECIFICALLY, THE NEED FOR STRONG SCIENCE, TECHNOLOGY, ENGINEERING AND MATH EDUCATION

5. EARLY CHILDHOOD EDUCATION

More guests will be announced as we get closer to the Tuesday night speech. Why not read the tea leaves along with the rest of the D.C. press corps? Include your guesses for SOTU topics in the comment section.

By the way, a speech on national issues doesn't have to be dry. Follow along with what the president is saying by playing bingo