President Obama has his yearly State of the Union address on Jan. 28, where he’ll lay out his future plans and try to inject a little hope into the American people after a particularly rocky year. The big speech starts at 9 p.m. ET — and you can watch the whole thing below!
Tonight, Jan. 28, is one of the biggest nights of the year for President Obama — the State of the Union Address, where he’ll try to get the public back on his side, and possibly even hit the reset button after a tough year. The huge speech is set to start at 9 p.m. ET — so tune in below to watch Obama do his thing while John Boehner begrudgingly listens behind him.
President Obama’s State Of The Union Address Live Stream — Watch The Speech Online
There are several hot-button issues that the president is expected to tackle in his speech, which may be the most momentous State of the Union he’s had to give yet. First of all, economic equality is likely to be a main focus, according to NBC. Economic fairness has always been a driving point for Obama, but this might be the year that he completely overhauls on it.
Obama is also expected to elaborate on his plan for dealing with Congress. As evidenced by the government shutdown in October, the stark division of opinion in Congress has prevented Obama from getting much of anything done. For that reason he may be prepared to enact some stronger executive action, so that he can bully his initiatives through a deadlocked Congress.
Quite possibly the biggest issue that viewers will be expecting to hear about though is gun control. Last week there were three fatal shootings in the U.S. — one at Purdue University, one at South Carolina State University, and another at a mall in Columbia, Maryland — so many will be hoping that Obama introduces a much more forceful stance on the issue; something to break the logjam and effect some change.
We’ll just have to wait and see. Tune in below at 9 p.m. ET to catch President Obama’s speech in its entirety.
— Andrew Gruttadaro