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President Obama to Give State of the Union Tuesday Night

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This year, State of the Union night features a second-term president looking toward his legacy and a supporting cast looking to get re-elected.

Advantage to President Obama, who has the power to set the agenda.

"And the most important time to set that agenda is the State of the Union address. So, in that sense, it's the most important day we know about that is coming in 2014, and so, he'll use that to revivify his second term," says Democratic strategist Paul Begala.

The president could use some revivification. There were victories, but most of 2013 got away from him, consumed by deficit and spending arguments. The Boston Marathon bombing in the spring reawakened the post 9/11 sense of vulnerability. Summer brought the exposure of a secret government program to collect phone data. October brought a government shutdown. And the granddaddy of all agenda busters - the incompetent rollout of the Affordable Care Act.

"There was a time I was young and invincible. After five years in this office, people don't call me that anymore."

The president is in dire need of a better economy and a clean run for this health care law to bolster his poll numbers. He'll work with Congress to get what he can - and go around with them executive power to get what he wants.

"He is going to work in every way he can with his pen and his phone to try to move the ball forward," says Dan Pfeiffer, White House Senior Advisor.

Seated in the House chamber Tuesday night will be Republicans, who might just win a Senate Majority this year. For the last two years of his tenure, he just might be dealing with a Republican-controlled Capitol Hill.

You can watch the president's State of the Union address live on Channel 2 at 6pm right after Channel 2 News at 5pm on Tuesday night.

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