“He shall from time to time give to Congress information of the State of the Union and recommend to their Consideration such measures as he shall judge necessary and expedient.”
– Constitution Of The United States, Article II Section 3
Every year the president delivers to congress the State of the Union Address. Envisioned by the founding fathers as a sort of occasional progress report from executive branch to the legislative branch, the State of the Union has evolved into an occasion for the president to address not just Congress, but the American people, and to lay out his plans and ambitions for the coming year. In 1961 President Kennedy announced his desire to put a man on the moon in the State of the Union, and in 1969 NASA did just that. President Obama has announced initiatives like the Affordable Care Act and Immigration Reform in his previous addresses.
In short, the State of the Union is kind of a big deal, and now you can catch it live on YouTube without any of the usual pre-game and post-game analysis from the so-called “experts” on the major TV networks. YouTube has teamed up with the White House to live-stream the president’s address, which starts at 9pm EST, and if it’s happening on YouTube you can find it on NMR. You’re welcome.
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