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POTUS PREPS Obama to Focus on Economy Pres. Obama on Monday. (Win McNamee/Getty)

Obama to Focus on Economy

When President Obama gives his State of the Union Address at 9 p.m. Tuesday night, all eyes will be on him—but not for much longer. Analysts report that the president’s political calendar is already rapidly ticking by, leaving him roughly a year before Washington shifts attention to the 2014 mid-term elections. While much speculation has swirled concerning the focus of Obama’s speech, most agree that he will spend a large majority of the time returning to a theme that helped win him the election, reviving the middle class. White House spokesman Jay Carney said he would deliver an official “outline” of how he plans to create jobs.

February 12, 2013 6:25 AM