Tonight, President Bush will give his final State of the Union address, one of the last chances in his eight-year tenure to capture the nation's attention and address the economy, the war in Iraq, and other unresolved issues. He is expected to lay the blame on Congress for a lack of progress on several issues.
The State of the Union news cycle may be cut short as Americans direct their attention on Tuesday to the Sunshine State for the Florida primaries. Hillary Clinton, after a weekend loss to Barack Obama in South Carolina, headed to Florida to campaign, even though the Democratic primary won't count for much since the state was stripped of its national convention delegates for holding a primary so early. John McCain is also hitting the campaign trail hard in Florida and will remain there instead of returning to Washington, like Obama and Clinton, for the State of the Union tonight.
Six days after Hamas blew a hole in the Egypt-Gaza border, Egyptian security forces and Hamas militants attempted to plug the hole with barbed wire today to end the breech. Thousands of Palestinians entered Egypt while the border was open. Authorities are struggling to come up with a new system to administer the border.