YouTube, news sites will livestream the State of the Union

January 28, 2014
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President Obama at the White House on Thursday, Jan. 23. (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster)

YouTube will livestream President Obama’s State of the Union address at 9 p.m. eastern, according to a press release from YouTube, “followed by the Republican response by Representative Cathy McMorris Rodgers on Speaker Boehner’s channel. Senator Mike Lee will deliver the Tea Party response and Senator Rand Paul will offer remarks as well.”

YouTube reports that several news partners will also have coverage of the SOTU on their YouTube Channels, including The New York Times, the Wall Street Journal, The Washington Post, The Young Turks and NowThis News.

On the National Archives’ site, you can also find previous State of the Union addresses from past presidents, including a yellowing and scribbled-upon address from President Kennedy and President Lincoln’s second annual message to Congress.

Through Twitter, the White House shared a peek at the speech — well, a folder containing a draft of the speech. (The White House would very much like to be your second-screen companion during the speech.)


You can choose who to follow yourself with the help of some Twitter lists. Here’s Politico’s 2014 SOTU list. Here’s one from Yahoo News, and a list from NBC.

HuffPost Live will also carry the address, with guests including Elizabeth Warren, Alan Grayson and HuffPost political reporters, according to The Huffington Post. Their coverage begins at 6 p.m. and can be viewed here.

After the State of the Union, HuffPost Live will feature a response from Roseanne Barr at 11 p.m. Eastern.