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      Special Coverage of the president delivering the State of the Union address


      ABC NEWS ANNOUNCES SPECIAL COVERAGE FOR THE STATE OF THE UNION ADDRESS


      Diane Sawyer and George Stephanopoulos are set to Anchor Coverage of the State of the Union and the Republican Response Beginning at 9:00 P.M.,ET on Tuesday, February 12


      The president is expected to highlight his plans for a "Year of Action" in tonight's State of the Union Address.


      The president will present solutions that may include asking congress to raise the minimum wage for federal contract workers.


      But the speech comes as the president nears a records low approval ratings. Nationwide the unemployment rate has dropped from nearly 10 percent in December 2009 to 6.7 in December of 2013. It is during that period of time, 8.1 million people left the work force, according to the bureau of labor statistics. Those people are no longer factored into the unemployment rate.

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