On Wednesday's Morning Shift, we hear from Democrat and Republican lawmakers on their State of the Union reactions, public defenders with Angela Caputo from the Chicago Reporter, Theater Week and Jim DeRogatis on R. Kelly at Pitchfork Music Festival.
While Obama is expected to focus the bulk of his prime-time address to a joint session of Congress on the economy and job creation, other foreign policy priorities interjected in the hours before his speech.
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.
It was no surprise that President Obama’s State of the Union speech focused on domestic issues and the economy. He did get to foreign policy close to the end of the hour, however the issues he failed to mention happen to be some of our thorniest.
President Obama’s second State of the Union address stuck to tradition by highlighting the progress of the nation but many considered the tone of the gathering to be different – that a bipartisan, even conciliatory air prevailed.