01/25/2012 02:14 pm ET Updated Jan 25, 2012

Michelle Obama, Laurene Powell Jobs, And Gabrielle Giffords Witness The State Of The Union

The first lady beamed in blue last night during the State of the Union address. The president laid out his accomplishments and plans for the upcoming year to Congressional leaders and other VIPs, setting the stage for his reelection campaign. Michelle will be one of his strongest supporters in the political battle, but tonight she was joined by people most Americans, regardless of politics, can respect. Laurene Powell Jobs, the widow of Apple founder Steve Jobs and an education activist, sat right above Michelle in her box. The president mentioned Laurene's husband in the speech, saying: "We should support everyone who's willing to work; and every risk-taker and entrepreneur who aspires to become the next Steve Jobs."

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