President Obama's State of the Union Preview

Jon Karl reports on the president's second term and what may be ahead for the administration.
3:00 | 01/26/14

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Now to Washington. President Obama is getting ready to deliver the sixth state of the union address to congress and the American people Tuesday night. And now we have Jon Karl, hosting ABC news's "This week" later this morning. The president has had a rough What does he need to do to get the second term back on track? Rough year. He has to show what was really the most frustrating, worst year of the Obama presidency is behind him. He is going to turn the page. We have started hearing talk about this being a year of action and opportunity. He will push for action from congress. There are signs he could see progress on a big immigration bill. But the president will make it clear that even with serious opposition in the republican house of representatives, making major legislation difficult if not impossible, he has plans to get things done using the executive powers of his office. Move to the olympics beginning in less than two weeks in sochi, Russia. You'll be talking about security at the game this is morning. What is the administration's biggest worry for the thousands of Americans traveling there? The worst case scenario is there could be an attack within the olympic venue. That's the disaster scenario. It's also the least likely. U.s. Officials were tracking this very carefully say that they believe that the Russians have a pretty good handle on securing the olympic venues in the immediate surrounding area. The biggest concern is softer targets of the ring of steel around sochi will be hit by terrorists. Certainly the chechyan separatists who have hit soft targets, unprotected tarts in Russia. So much time, effort and money going into security there. Jon, thank you very much. Join Jon for ABC's "This week" where olympic security is the story, plugs the powerhouse roundtable. Don't miss it. And ABC news will have complete coverage of the state of the union. 9:00 eastern as the president lays out his vision for America for 2014.

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