The State of the Union, Sequestration and the "Designated Survivor": Your Bottom Line Questions Answered.

President Barack Obama gives his State of the Union Address, Washington D.C., Jan. 24 ,2012.

Bottom Line

On Tuesday President Obama will address Congress and the nation in his State of the Union speech, the first of his second term. The speech comes less than a month after the president's second inaugural address. Many of you had questions about the State of the Union and the policy that's expected to flow from the speech.

Olivier Camet tweeted: Why is there always one member of the cabinet that is not present during the State of the Union address?

Angie Antonopoulos wrote in on Facebook: How confident is he in getting Congress to address the threat of sequestration and come up with a viable compromise?

And Ray Blanchard asked: Will the teleprompter be loaded correctly?

It wouldn't be the first time the president's teleprompter was loaded incorrectly. I was there in 1993 when President Clinton gave his healthcare address to the Congress and the teleprompter was loaded with the wrong speech. But I can all but guarantee that won't happen this year.

Thanks for the great questions and be sure to keep them coming on Twitter and Facebook. We'll have a lot more about the State of the Union on Sunday on "This Week," where our powerhouse roundtable will debate all of the issues surrounding the address. Be sure to tune in.

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