KPIX 5, KCBS Radio 740/106.9 and CBSSF.com will carry the State of the Union address live, as well as the Republican response, beginning at 6:00 p.m. PT
WASHINGTON (CBS/AP) – The economy will again be the focus as President Barack Obama delivers his State of the Union speech Tuesday night, where among those viewing inside the House chamber will be guests of Bay Area lawmakers.
Obama will be discussing an economic blueprint with many of the elements Americans have heard before — embracing manufacturing, energy development and education.
Obama will also be announcing the withdrawal of 34,000 U.S. troops from Afghanistan within a year. That’s about half the U.S. troops currently in Afghanistan. The decision marks the next phase in Obama’s plans to end the U.S.-led war in Afghanistan by the end of 2014.
And the White House says Obama will make the case that North Korea’s nuclear program has served only to further isolate that country.
As Obama speaks, many of the faces looking down from the galleries in the House of Representatives will be those of Americans who have been thrust into the politics of gun violence. The first lady will be sitting with the parents of a Chicago teenager who was killed just days after performing at the president’s inauguration.