Transcript for State of the Union Address 2013: Preview of President Obama's Remarks
Moving on now to politics, this morning the white house is lifting the veil on what the president is going to say tuesday night in his big state of the union address. Let's bring in george stephanopoulos host of abc's "this week." This extraordinary scene in chicago, the first lady michelle obama attending a funeral of a 15-year-old girl hadiya pendleton shot and killed not far from the obama home. She performed at the inauguration. The president sent a personal note to the family promising he will work hard to end the senseless violence. What's the status of gun control legislation which we know he'll talk about? One thing you'll see him mention is hadiya I the state of the union tuesday night and whole democrats will bring victims of gun violence into the chamber as guests tuesday including gabby giffords and it appears a consensus is starting to develop over the idea of expanding universal background checks even if you buy one at gun shows where it will be more difficult. It looks like the assault weapons ban is running into resistance even from democrats in the senate and there will be a big fight over whether or not to limit those high-capacity gun magazines where you see the focus of the fight going forward. The president is also going to be talking about taxes and looming across-the-board budget cuts. We're only weeks away from the sequester. Coming march 1st and democrats will say there will have to be revenues to lift it. Republicans saying no way, no how. Most in washington expect it to kick in for at least some time. Another deadline following and the government set to run out of money on march 27th that could force negotiations. You'll see the president discuss that. What he'll also do on tuesday focus back again on jobs and what it means for the middle class. White house taking some criticism but the president didn't talk enough about the economy in the inaugural. We did bury the lead what. There is a headline we haven't touched on. George stephanopoulos' birthday. I wanted you to keep that one quiet. I'm getting up there. 35th BIRTHDAY.WE CAN CELEBRATE, RIGHT? He is not aging. George, thank you. Happy birthi da. Big show including two powerhouse handles later on this morning coming up on "this week" with george stephanopoulos. All right, time to check in
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