Pres. Obama giving his 2010 State of the Union address.

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Previewing Pres. Obama's Fifth State of the Union

February 12, 2013

Tuesday night, Pres. Obama will address Congress in his fifth State of the Union address. The guest list has been set. The speech will touch on jobs, immigration and guns. Today it was revealed Afghanistan troop withdrawals will be announced as well.

The President built up heavy political capital after winning reelection, and laid out an ambitious second-term agenda to please his liberal base. Tuesday's address will likely build on promises from his second inaugural address.

UMass Boston associate professor Erin O'Brien and Charlie Chieppo joined Emily Rooney to preview Obama's fifth State of the Union address.


  • Charles Chieppo, principal at Chieppo Strategies.
  • Erin O'Brien, associate professor of political science at UMass Boston.

Get up to speed before Obama's 9 PM speech:

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