The Madeleine Brand Show for January 24, 2011

The President's turn to talk – A look ahead to the State of the Union Address

Obama Delivers State Of The Union Address

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US President Barack Obama, flanked by Vice President Joe Biden (L) and Speaker of the House John Boehner (R-OH), addresses a Joint Session of Congress during last year's State of the Union speech.

President Obama will try to steal some attention away from the Republican contest tonight. He goes to Capitol Hill to make his State of the Union address. And he may get a big audience – in recent years as many at 50 million Americans have tuned in for at least part of the speech.

The President will outline his vision for creating what he calls a new sense of fairness and opportunity.


Carrie Budoff Brown, White House reporter for Politico.

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