It's not difficult to see why the president will be putting a heavy emphasis on the nation's economic outlook in his State of the Union address.
A fascinating case study in how much the President's name can move poll numbers on hot-button issues.
By Chris Cillizza and Aaron Blake
February 12, 2013
Just 32 percent of Americans see this State of the Union as more important than its predecessors.
From Washington to Obama, we take a look back at the State of the Union addresses that left a lasting impact.
Four infographics that tell us a lot about what Obama has said and will say.
The president addresses a joint session of Congress on Tuesday night with a great deal at stake and without the external factors that have weighed him down in the past -- and probably will again in the future.
By Sean Sullivan and Aaron Blake
February 8, 2013