State Of The Union: Here’s What You Need To Know

Tonight is the last State of the Union address for President Barack Obama. Here are some important things to know beforehand.

President Obama will deliver his last State of the Union on Tuesday night. The White House released a video earlier today previewing the speech. The short black and white video with organ music in the background, features Obama speaking about how he hopes to leave office. “I want us to be able, when we walk out this door, to say we couldn’t think of anything else that we didn’t try to do,” he says. “Never in our lives again will we have the chance to do as much good as we do now. I want to make sure we maximize it.” Topics Obama is expected to cover include gun control, conflicts in the Middle East and Guantanamo Bay. 

In an attempt to connect with a wider audience, The White House will be using multiple media platforms to cover tonight’s address. Social media sites including Facebook, Vine, Instagram and Snapchat will be used to engage the public throughout the night. A livestream will also be available for viewers who don’t have cable.

White House Chief of Staff Denis McDonough told CNN on Sunday, "You'll hear him talk about every American having a shot in this changing economy. You'll hear him talk about using all the elements of our national power to protect and grow the influence of this country," he said. "And importantly, you'll hear the president talk about making sure that every American has a chance to influence this democracy. Not the select few, not the millionaires and the billionaires, but every American."

You can watch a livestream of the address below:

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