Along with nearly every member of Congress, the Supreme Court, and the Cabinet, a handful of special guests will be attending the event, and in keeping with a decades-long practice, their presence will be used to make -- or score -- political points.
Despite promising numerous other executive actions in his State of the Union address, President Obama remained silent on an executive order he could sign protecting the LGBT employees of federal contractors.
In his State of the Union address, President Obama once again tried to reconcile the split personality of his energy policy. He clearly stated his Dr. Jekyll commitment to cutting carbon pollution. But not before he pushed his Mr. Hyde expansion of domestic fossil fuel production.
When Cristian Avila was rejected for a college scholarship a few years ago, his mother “fell to her knees” crying and profusely apologized. That was the moment Avila found out that he was undocumented.