On Tuesday night, we'll livestream the 2013 State of the Union address, when President Obama takes the podium in the chamber of the House of Representatives to address Congress, Supreme Court Justices, the Joint Chiefs of Staff, invited guests, and us, the American public.
In years past, the State of the Union address has been an opportunity for the president to lay out the priorities for this year and set the tone. Listen for what's mentioned and what's not, and watch for which lines get applause and from whom. The speech is a big political dance.
It's often full of flash points. Whether supporting education is a good way to help the economy or not, for instance, is a point of disagreement between Democrats and Republicans and one of many such points where ideologies collide. We'll be documenting all of them, the stickiest points and thorniest issues of the night, follow along here.