President Barack Obama will deliver his 2013 State of the Union address on Tuesday night, where he's expected to do something he's done every year as president: Speak sweepingly about confronting a jobs problem that is still prominent despite lofty rhetoric in his four previous speeches.
(Watch the video above to see some of Obama's State of the Union remarks about jobs over the past four years)
Arianna Huffington writes about the so-called "news" of Obama's planned "pivot" to jobs:
But what's really newsworthy is less that Obama is going to focus on jobs in his State of the Union speech, or that the White House is telegraphing the same, but that, with nearly 8 percent unemployment and the economy contracting in the last quarter of 2012, it's actually a news story that the president is going to focus on jobs and the economy. That this is news is a symptom of how far both Washington's responsiveness to the economy and our expectations have fallen.
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