President Obama plans to speak to a joint session of the house and senate on February 24th about the problems facing the nation. The speech will be similar to a State of the Union address.

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President Obama.

In his speech Tuesday and in the budget overview he'll send to Congress on Thursday, the president will be making a complex and difficult argument — explaining why he thinks the United States has to invest and cut at the same time.

The President’s address will be followed by the Republican response from Louisiana Governor Bobby Jindal.

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