For an hour and five minutes, President Barack Obama addressed the country for his 5th State of the Union address. Obama lauded progress the country has made from decreasing unemployment to smaller deficits. He talked about recent successes of the Affordable Care Act and spoke out about progress that still needs to be made: higher wages for women, and raising the minimum wage. And he showed a little extra swagger saying that if congress won’t go along with his ideas, then President Obama will go at it alone. “Wherever and whenever I can take steps without legislation to expand opportunity for more American families, that’s what I’m going to do.”
- Chris Galdieri – assistant professor of politics at Saint Anselm College, specializing in presidential politics.
- Dante Scala – associate professor of political science at the University of New Hampshire and a fellow at UNH's Carsey Institute.
- Raymond Buckley – chair of the New Hampshire Democratic Party
- Jennifer Horn– chair of the New Hampshire Republican Party