State of the Union 2014

President Obama Can Count on Michelle's Support

Michelle Obama gave a thumbs-up to US Army Ranger Sgt. First Class Cory Remsburg, who was injured while serving in Afghanistan.

President Obama did his best to get his administration back in business Tuesday night, addressing a joint session of Congress — and at least one reality TV star — with his State of the Union speech. With low approval ratings and major challenges, including NSA backlash and Obamacare trouble, the president attempted to refocus lawmakers on issues like income inequality and immigration reform. "Here in America, our success should depend not on accident of birth, but the strength of our work ethic and the scope of our dreams," he said. Proposed policies included tax reform, a federal minimum wage of $10.10, small-business loans, and extended unemployment insurance.

One person who will definitely support him: Michelle Obama. This year, Michelle invited a diverse group to watch the speech with her in the box, including a wounded military vet, the governor of Kentucky, the mayor of San Francisco, two Boston Marathon bombing survivors, and openly gay NBA player Jason Collins. The president even gave his wife a special shout-out in the address, saying: "As usual, our first lady sets a good example. Michelle's Let's Move! partnership with schools, businesses, and local leaders has helped bring down childhood obesity rates for the first time in 30 years — an achievement that will improve lives and reduce healthcare costs for decades to come."