President Obama is set to focus on jobs and the economy during Tuesday's State of the Union. NBC's Peter Alexander reports.
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President Barack Obama speaks from the briefing room of the White House in Washington Feb. 5, 2013.
President Obama says farewell to Leon Panetta during the Secretary of Defense's farewell at Joint Base Myer-Henderson Hall in Arlington, Va. Watch Obama and Panetta's speeches.
Aug. 5, 2009 (archival video): NBC's Chuck Todd poses questions to President Obama about the economic realities that most Americans, particularly those in economically hard-hit Elkhart, are facing during the recession. President Obama spoke at Wakarusa, Indiana announcing federal grants to support hybrid RV and pick-up manufacturers.
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Sen. William "Mo" Cowan, D-Mass., right, shakes hands with Secretary of State John Kerry in the Old Senate Chamber on Capitol Hill in Washington, Thursday, Feb. 7, 2013, following a re-enactment of his swearing-in as a Senator.
Sen. John McCain reacts to Gen. Martin Dempsey's written statement surrounding the deadly attacks on U.S. facilities in Benghazi, Libya.
Senator Saxby Chambliss criticizes the job that Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff General Martin Dempsey did to help protect the American citizens killed during an attack on U.S. facilities in Benghazi, Libya.
U.S. Secretary of Defense Leon Panetta reflects on the government's response to the September attacks on U.S. facilities in Benghazi, Libya.
Sen. Dianne Feinstein clears the chamber during Thursday's Senate Intelligence Committee hearing do to protesters opposing the nomination of John Brennan as head of the CIA.
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Defense Secretary Leon Panetta testifies on the attack on U.S facilities in Benghazi, Libya before the Senate Armed Services Committee Feb. 7, 2013 in Washington, D.C.