Great expectations for 2012 State of the Union address

January 24, 2012

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President Barack Obama will deliver his State of the Union address Tuesday night.

President Obama will give his third State of the Union address Tuesday night. Job growth remains sluggish, the middle class is on the ropes, Congress appeared dysfunctional and 2012 is an election year. So what can Americans expect to hear from the president?

Eight Forty-Eight spoke with two of Illinois' representatives in the House: Congresswoman Jan Schakowsky and Congressman Joe Walsh. But first, White House press secretary Jay Carney discussed what the president must do to get the ball rolling on at least some of his agenda before voters go to the polls in November.