NPR's Scott Horsley previews Tuesday night's State of the Union Address with Melissa Block. President Obama will outline what he describes as four pillars of a strong economy: manufacturing, energy, worker training, and the American values of fairness and responsibility.
Davos, Switzerland, is the glamorous place where about 2,600 wealthy business executives, top political leaders, central bankers and closely followed economists gather this week. They will discuss ways to hold off a potentially disastrous European financial meltdown that would threaten world growth.
The annual where-we-stand lecture delivered by the president to a joint session of Congress has for decades been an opportunity for a national report card putting current events in calm, codifiable context. It was a monumental moment in a relatively quiet world. But does it work in the age of Twitter?
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