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?
The hotly-contested Republican primary has gotten a lot of attention lately. Tuesday night, President Obama has a chance to reclaim the spotlight. He's delivering his annual State of the Union address. It's a high-profile platform for the president as he tries to frame the choice facing voters in November.
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