Obama's State of the Union to Focus on Economy, Executive Action

The president will pitch unilateral action in the face of congressional resistance.

President Barack Obama talks about National Security Agency surveillance on Friday, Jan. 17, 2014, at the Justice Department in Washington, D.C.

The economy, surely, will be the main focus of President Barack Obama’s State of the Union speech.

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Obama's speech Tuesday will likely serve more as an agenda blueprint than a rallying cry, similar to other State of the Union addresses, but it's particularly true now as viewership of the spectacle – a president addressing a joint session of Congress during prime time – continues to decline.

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