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State Of The Union Address

President Barack Obama delivers his State of the Union address. Income inequality, immigration and education will be among the key topics included in his speech. NPR will offer live anchored special coverage starting at 9pm with Robert Siegel hosting. He'll be joined in the studio by White House Correspondent Tamara Keith, National Political Correspondent Mara Liasson and Senior Washington Editor Ron Elving. There will be analysis of the speeches from Ramesh Ponnuru, senior editor of National Review magazine, and EJ Dionne, columnist at the Washington Post as well as NPR reporters.

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