Where the State of the Union is typically a discrete event--one with a definable start and end point, the Obama Administration is fashioning the address as a launchpad for a broader push from the White House. Immediately following the speech will be a "Open for Questions" Marathon, featuring panels and web-fireside chats and tweet-Q&As with Administration officials. The panel I'll be attending tonight, immediately following the speech, paints a picture of the topics the President is likely to underscore in his speech. These are the topics his staff feels the speech will elicit the most questions about:
10:00 p.m. ET: Post-SOTU "Open for Questions"
Brian Deese, Deputy Director of the National Economic Council
Josh Earnest, Principal Deputy Press Secretary (@JEarnest44)
Sarah Bianchi, Director of Economic and Domestic Policy for the Vice President
Felicia Escobar, Senior Policy Director for Immigration
Roberto Rodriguez, Special Assistant to the President for Education Policy
Heather Zichal, Deputy Assistant to the President for Energy and Climate Policy