President Obama Prepares for State Of The Union Address
President Obama heads into his next-to-last State of the Union Address Tuesday night.
NBC Right Now-- President Obama heads into his next-to-last State of the Union Address Tuesday night with a bit of a bump. Right now he has his highest approval rating in more than a year, and more Americans are satisfied with the economy than the country has seen in a decade.
In his speech, President Obama is expected to ask Congress to cut taxes for the middle class and get rid of tax breaks that allow the wealthy to protect millions of dollars by giving money to their kids. Also jobs and personal wealth are still a big concern.
A new NBC-Wall Street Journal poll finds Americans are more optimistic about the economy under President Obama's administration, and about one in four said their own financial situation is getting better.
That is about the same percentage of people who said their personal finances are worse, and most said it is about the same.
Another major thing that he has to deal with is cyber security.
This is after a number of high-profile cyber attacks on Sony and the U.S. Central Command's Twitter account, which have strengthened the need to increase cyber defense.
Obama is likely to call for new legislation that would make it easier for the government and businesses to share information about potential cyber threats.
He also plans to touch on the war on terror and may renew his call for Congress to update the authorization for use of military force to address the new threat raised by the Islamic State.
Obama is also expected to talk about education and trade.
You can watch the State of the Union Address on NBC at 6:00 p.m.