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LIVE VIDEO: Obama's 2014 State of the Union address begins at 8 p.m.

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Gazette staff
January 28, 2014

President Barack Obama is scheduled to deliver his State of the Union address beginning at 8 p.m. Watch live at this page or listen by tuning in to WCLO, 1230 AM.

In the meantime, learn more about this year's speech with these stories:

Five things to know about the State of the Union

State of the Union night is coming up on Tuesday. Time to set the record straight on a few things: Yup, Bill Clinton really was the most long-winded. Nope, it doesn't have to be a speech. And, in truth, this “annual” event doesn't happen every year. Here are five things to know about what White House insiders call the SOTU.

PREVIEW: For Obama, an address focused on what's achievable

No longer about bold ambitions, this year's State of the Union address will focus more on what's actually achievable. For the White House, that dose of realism is aimed at avoiding a repeat of 2013, when a long list of unfulfilled policy goals—including gun control and an immigration overhaul—dragged President Barack Obama down like an anchor. Tuesday's prime-time address will focus instead on redefining success for Obama—not by what he can jam through Congress but rather by what he can accomplish through his own presidential powers.

ANALYSIS: Obama address an opening salvo for 2014 elections

There's only so much that President Barack Obama can do to help his party this year. Six years in, he's less popular than before, and aside from fundraising, his value on the campaign trail is limited, especially in the places that matter most for Democrats. But the president can set the tone—and in his State of the Union address on Tuesday, Obama will deliver the opening salvo in a yearlong fight for control of Congress.



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