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US President Barack Obama speaks with people who wrote him personal letters throughout the year, and who will attend tonight's State of the Union address, in the Oval Office of the White House in Washington, DC, January 20, 2015. Seated alongside Obama are: Victor Fugate (L) of Kansas City, Missouri; Rebekah Erler of Minneapolis, Minnesota (2nd L), Carolyn Reed (2nd R) of Denver, Colorado; and Katrice Mubiru (R), Woodland Hills, California.
US President Barack Obama speaks with people who wrote him personal letters throughout the year, and who will attend tonight's State of the Union address, in the Oval Office of the White House in Washington, DC, January 20, 2015. Seated alongside Obama are: Victor Fugate (L) of Kansas City, Missouri; Rebekah Erler of Minneapolis, Minnesota (2nd L), Carolyn Reed (2nd R) of Denver, Colorado; and Katrice Mubiru (R), Woodland Hills, California.

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CNN's Peter Hamby discusses the key topics and special guests we can expect during President Obama's State of the Union address.