State of our union? Thirsty, says social mediaFrom President Obama's apparent snub of an eager congressman to Sen. Marco Rubio's awkward lunge for water during the Republican response, a look back at the president's fourth State of the Union address as seen through social media. Share your thoughts using hashtag #NBCPolitics. For complete coverage, visit http://NBCPolitics.com.
- "A growing economy that creates good, middle-class jobs - that must be the North Star that guides our efforts," Obama would tell lawmakers in tonight's speech to a joint session of Congress, according to excerpts released by the White House. "Every day, we should ask ourselves three questions as a nation: How do we attract more jobs to our shores? How do we equip our people with the skills needed to do those jobs? And how do we make sure that hard work leads to a decent living?"
- Rubio: “Economic growth is the best way to help the middle class. … I hope the President will abandon his obsession with raising taxes and instead work with us to achieve real growth in our economy.”