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The State of the Union Address takes place on Tuesday night from 9 p.m. ET where President Barack Obama will speak about his upcoming plans for the coming year, and how he will address the major challenges to the country for the coming year. Click on the player below to watch an enhanced live stream of the 2013 address.
The annual speech, which Obama will deliver live from the podium of the U.S. House of Representatives in Washington, D.C., is Obama's fifth State of the Union, and will be one of his most important as it comes at the beginning of his second term.
The remarks will help to set the tone for the final four years of his presidency, and will illuminate his policy priorities and goals going forward.
"President Obama will update Americans on the most important issues facing our country in his State of the Union Address on Tuesday February 12, at 9 pm ET," an announcement on the White House homepage has stated. "Join us and watch a live enhanced broadcast featuring charts, graphs and data that will help you understand his policies."
This year's State of the Union address will be accompanied by a special enhanced online version with a variety of unique offerings:
"When President Obama addresses the nation, we'll broadcast an online-only enhanced version of the address with graphics, data, and useful stats that will help you go deeper -- and see the information that informed the President's policy decisions. You can watch the speech on whitehouse.gov or with the white house app on iphone, ipad and android devices. To be part of the discussion during the speech, use the hashtag #SOTU on Twitter. Immediately after the speech, we've asked a group of policy experts and advisors to the President to sit down for a live panel and answer your questions. Ask yours on Twitter using the hashtag #WHchat, or post it to the White House Facebook or Google + page."
As one of the most important of the year's political events -- one that will be attended by all members of Congress, the full Supreme Court, the Obama and Biden families, the Joint Chiefs of Staff and other political luminaries -- the 2013 State of the Union address will be viewed by millions of people both online and on television.
Here is a live stream of the address which can be watched for free online: