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Obama's first (not really) State of the Union - Texts in OP
Tonight Obama will give his first State of the Union address, though due to tradition we don't call it that immediately after the inauguration (it's still the same speech, in the same place, to the same crowd, with the same coverage and response from the opposition party).
The speech will be at 9 pm EST on all the major channels and streaming in the usual places (CNN, MSNBC, and CSPAN tend to be favorites). Speech time will run 50-60 minutes, with a 15 minute response from Gov Jindal of Louisiana.
So far there haven't been many hints as to the substance of Obama's speech, though the general assumption is that he'll use it as an opportunity to re-enforce the case for the stimulus, lay groundwork for the overhaul of the financial sector, and build the rhetorical case for the budget he is unveiling on Thursday, which will focus on cutting the deficit in half by the end of his first term and healthcare reform to stabilize the fiscal outlook in the US. Released excerpts of Jindal's response can be found here, the main idea seems to be standard republican talking points when they're in the minority (government is too big, cut taxes, etc).
The FOLLOW UP
Total standing ovations by my count: 40 unanimous, 2 Democrat only/majority