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below, from the White House, a round-up of all the on-line activity the administration is organizing--including a President Obama YouTube interview and a Press Secretary Robert Gibbs twitter interview--pegged to Tuesday's State of the Union speech. Links and hashtags below....


On Tuesday, January 25, at 9 p.m. EST, President Obama will deliver the State of the Union address at the U.S. Capitol. We have been working on a number of ways citizens can get involved in the State of the Union and ask their questions of President Obama and senior Administration officials. You can find all the details on our brand new State of the Union page.

Here's the lineup of events next week. Be sure to tune in to watch the speech live at 9 p.m. on Tuesday and find a way get involved.

Tuesday at 9 PM: Live Stream of the State of the Union
Watch the live stream of the State of the Union Address on

Tuesday Immediately After the Speech: Open for Questions
Immediately following the State of the Union Address, stay tuned for a live Open For Questions event where Senior White House officials will answer your questions about key issues addressed in the speech live from the White House. Panelists include:

· Brian Deese, Deputy Director of the National Economic Council
· Roberto Rodriguez, Special Assistant to the President for Education Policy
· David Simas, Director and Aide to the Senior Advisor
· Ben Rhodes, Deputy National Security Advisor for Strategic Communications.
Submit your questions on Twitter by replying to @whitehouse using the hashtag #sotu, on Facebook, or on ourwebform.

Wednesday: Twitter Interview with Press Secretary Gibbs
Press Secretary Robert Gibbs will be taking your questions via Twitter before his post-State of the Union briefing on Wednesday, January 26. Follow @PressSec on Twitter to find out when he'll be taking your questions, then respond to @PressSec using the hashtag #1Q and watch for his video responses.
Thursday at 2:30 PM: Live YouTube Interview with President Obama
President Obama will answer your questions during a live YouTube interview at 2:30 p.m. on Thursday January 27. Submit your questions on
Thursday: Open for Questions Policy Roundtables
Throughout the day on Thursday, January 27, policy experts from the White House and around the Administration will be answering your questions key issue areas. You can submit your questions during the event on Facebookor ahead of time with participating sites. Check out the line up below:
· 11:30 AM EST: Economy Roundtable with Austan Goolsbee, Chairman of the Council of Economic Advisors, and communities from MSNMoney,, and
· 1:00 PM EST: Foreign Policy Roundtable with Denis McDonough, Deputy National Security Advisor, and communities from,, and
· 3:15 PM EST: Education Roundtable with Arne Duncan, Secretary of Education, and communities from mtvU, GOOD, BabyCenter, and PBS Education
· 4:30 PM EST: Health Care Roundtable with Kathleen Sebelius, Secretary of Health and Human Services, and communities from WebMD, AOL Health,, and medscape.
Vice President Joe Biden Answers Your Questions from Yahoo!
Vice President Joe Biden will be taking questions from Yahoo! readers. Be sure to check out The State of the Union page next week to find out how to submit your questions and watch for the answers.

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