Inside the first lady’s State of the Union box
January 24th, 2011
09:22 PM ET
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Inside the first lady’s State of the Union box

(CNN)–The first lady will host 24 guests in her viewing box for Tuesday night’s State of the Union address delivered by President Barack Obama.

Among them are the second lady, Dr. Jill Biden, small business owners and corporate leaders; young inventors; persons who’ve benefited from the Recovery Act or the Affordable Care Act, heroes of the tragedy in Arizona, and soldiers of distinction: one has achieved the Medal of Honor, one is recovering at Walter Reed, and one has returned from two deployments in Iraq.


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  1. ed bailey

    The first lady is a respectable and honorable lady, how much she had to do with the politics of the SOU speech is a thought that pains me.good luck america!

    January 25, 2011 12:06 am at 12:06 am |
  2. jules sand-perkins

    I suppose it would still be socially unacceptable to seat there any decorated gay soldiers who had been ousted from the armed forces by DADT.
    Washington has always been socially dignified.

    January 25, 2011 04:54 am at 4:54 am |
  3. Rob R

    Good. I think the Arizona victims are a logical choice, but I was really hoping that they would include people who have benefitted from the health care law. Showing REAL people who have benefitted is the BEST way to counter any Republican attempts at repeal.

    I mean, if you show a single mother with a child who has a cancer that is finally able to get coverage how on Earth could you go against that?

    As they say, pictures are worth a 1,000 words. And we need to see all the pictures we can get.

    January 25, 2011 08:26 am at 8:26 am |
  4. Dominican mama 4 Obama

    An excellent way to shine the spotlight on what can be accomplished through the youth of our country if we focus on giving them a quality education, and encourage their innovative spirit.
    I got goosepimples reading about these accomplished, intelligent, young adults!
    We must fund education with the same zeal that we fund our Defense Dept. Guns and bullets are NOT our future, these kids are.

    January 25, 2011 10:00 am at 10:00 am |