So it begins

9:33 - In case you don't feel like listening, you can find the text to the State of the Union address here.

9:31 - Manufacturing needs to be supported in the U.S. Announces three new manufacturing hubs and asks Congress to support 15 new hubs.

9:29 - Boehner just looks really upset. But seriously, what else is new?

9:28 - "The greatest nation on Earth can't sustain itself by going from one manufactured crisis to the next."

9:24 - Obama: We can't cut our way to prosperity. Biden nods approvingly.

9:21 - Talking about reducing deficit and calling on Congress to stop sequestration from going through.

9:17 - Boehner doesn't applaud when Obama says the "state of the union is stronger".

Obama begins with a JFK quote, and gets much applause for saying the troops are coming home.

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Karl Lindemann

After graduating from Tufts University, Karl spent a year in Syria studying Arabic. He slipped out just before the entire country exploded in uprisings against the oppressive Assad regime, and he currently resides in Washington, DC, where he is focused on Middle East policy and international development.

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