Each year the President's State of the Union speech, and the opposition response that follows it, ignites a national conversation about a host of issues. Tonight's #SOTU address and response drew more than 1.36 million Tweets.

It is my task," he said, "to report the State of the Union – to improve it is the task of us all." Tonight, thanks to the grit and determination of the American people, there is much progress to report. After a decade of grinding war, our

President Barack Obama is applauded as he gives his State of the Union address during a joint session of Congress on Capitol Hill in Washington, Tuesday Feb. 12, 2013. (Chip Somodevilla/Getty). Tuesday night, President Obama said the state of the union

In the first State of the Union address of his second term, President Barack Obama sent a clear signal: He will vigorously pursue an unambiguous progressive agenda in his final years as president. Universal preschool

President Obama outlined plans Tuesday to revive American prosperity by rebuilding "a thriving middle class," calling it the "true engine of America's economic growth" during his annual State of the Union Address. Growing the economy and creating good