State of the Union 2013 – Storify

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State of the Union 2013

Barrack Obama delivers his annual State of the Union Address. His speech highlighted plans for several reforms in education, raising minimum wage, equal pay for women, immigration reform, foreign policy and gun control reform.

Storified by Daily Sundial· Tue, Feb 12 2013 20:10:06

President Obama’s getting ready: RT if you’re excited to hear his #SOTU speech tonight. Obama

Members of Congress voiced their support and their concerns on twitter in reaction to Obama’s speech.

I look forward to passing the “Fix-It-First” program to help put Americans back to work now. #JobsNow #SOTURep. Hank Johnson
#fixitfirst? How about jobs, the economy and your sequestration instead of another gov’t program? #SOTURep. Austin Scott
President Obama: "A family with 2 kids that earns the minimum wage still lives below the poverty line. That’s wrong."The White House
American families struggle to manage their budgets. President missed budget deadline last wk and Senate hasn’t passed in nearly 4 yrs. #SOTURep. Renee Ellmers
Instead of focusing on jobs, the POTUS wants to undermine gun rights, raise taxes, and add more government regulations & spending #SOTURep. Jeff Duncan
"We will ensure equal treatment for all service members & equal benefits for their families – gay and straight" #SOTU #LGBTJohn Garamendi

CNN and ABC News offered interesting ways to follow along with Obama’s speech, CNN with an interactive app and ABC with some informative graphics.

Watching #SOTU w/ an iPad? See what members of Congress are tweeting by using Tweet of the Union page in CNN App. Horowitz
#SOTU isn’t over yet, but you can already have a look at the most common words #America #Jobs News
Most-tweeted #SOTU moment: Middle class opportunity and minimum wage at 9:52p ET = ~24,000 Tweets per minute.Twitter Government

Obama’s speech ends with focus on gun control reform.

Pretty emotional push for a SOTU. Re: gunsChuck Todd
Obama: "This is not the first time this country has debated how to reduce gun violence. But this time is different." White House
Instead of focusing on jobs, the POTUS wants to undermine gun rights, raise taxes, and add more government regulations & spending #SOTURep. Jeff Duncan
I stand w/ #President’s call for #asimplevote on comprehensive reform around #gun #violence; victims & families deserve at least that. #SOTURep. Mike Honda
The president once again missed an opportunity & is still acting like what he wants to do is exactly what can be done. #SOTUSenator Roy Blunt
Obama: "It remains the task of us all…to be the authors of the next great chapter in our American story.” #SOTU White House
Congress remains divided in their reactions to Obama’s speech.
Great speech tonight. To the victims of gun violence, the President is right, #TheyDeserveAVote. #SOTUCongressman Sam Farr
Show’s over. Didn’t hear credible plan to get control of debt. Speech mostly based in liberal ideology, not fiscal reality #notserious #SOTURep. Martha Roby
The #SOTU promises investments in education, infrastructure & research – the tools to strengthen America’s middle class. Let’s do it.Elizabeth Warren
Empty rhetoric no replacement for real leadership. #SOTUCong. Tim Huelskamp
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