The YouTube video
is embeddable, and at time of publication 96,000 people were currently watching the video, as Obama made his way to the microphone.
The address is expected to focus on the economy while touching on the war in Afghanistan, gun violence and other administration priorities, according to media reports
Obama will also turn to a foreign policy issue that has sparked intense debate within his administration, the reports go on to say. Obama will announce 34,000 U.S. troops will be home from Afghanistan by 2014, Digital Journal reported
The State of the Union is the address presented by the President of the United States to a joint session of the United States Congress, delivered annually. George Washington delivered
the first regular annual message before a joint session of Congress on January 8, 1790 in New York City