President Obama

President Barack Obama at a speech in Tucson.

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On Tuesday, February 12 at 9:00 p.m. ET, President Obama will deliver his annual State of the Union Address. Once again, the White House will be streaming an enhanced version of the speech that features graphics, data and stats that highlight the issues thePresident is discussing on A live stream will also be broadcast through the White House Live App on FacebookYouTube and our Google+ page. 

Immediately following the speech, a virtual Q&A will be streaming live from the White House. During this special “Open for Questions” event, a panel of senior advisors will be answering questions about the President's address submitted by citizens via Twitter (using the hashtag's #WHChat & #SOTU), Google+ and Facebook, as well as from the live in-person audience of White House Social participants.  

In the days following the speech, Administration officials will continue to take questions on key issue areas addressed in the President's speech submitted by the public on social media during an "Open for Questions" marathon.  

You can submit questions during the event on Twitter (#WHChat & #SOTU), Facebook and Google+ or ahead of time with participating sites. Each “Open for Questions” event will be streamed live on  Check out the full line up below.

"Open for Questions" Marathon

Tuesday, February 12th: 

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

Wednesday, February 13th:

Thursday, February 14th:

Friday, February 15th:

(1) comment

John Flanagan

In most cases, Obama's speeches are merely staged performances cloaked in hyperbole and rhetoric, with little substance. Also, as VP Joe Biden recently stated, this administration would prefer to retain the accolades and support of what they consider the "legitimate media." The state of much of the mainstream media is so dismal these days. They are stuck with an inept leftist administration of their own creation, largely a wishful fantasy of a Camelot existing in the collective liberal conscience. Obama will give another speech tonight. Regardless of his disregard of other intelligent solutions for the nation's ills, his supporters in the media and in his party will, like thoughtless sheep, follow their leader. The Teflon president will not face the hard questions. The media has reserved the tough questions for Republicans, but the Emperor will be spared again, and democracy loses another round.

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