State of Union: A speech its writers love to hate

FILE - In this Jan. 24, 2012, file photo, President Barack Obama gestures while delivering his State of the Union address on Capitol Hill in Washington. When Obama stands before Congress and the nation Tuesday night Jan. 28, 2014, there will be little hint of the cram-it-in, squeeze-it-out, please-put-it-back dynamic that went into the making of his State of the Union address. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci, File)WASHINGTON (AP) — When President Barack Obama stands before Congress and the nation Tuesday night, there will be little hint of the cram-it-in, squeeze-it-out, please-put-it-back dynamic that went into the making of his State of the Union address.

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