Live commentary: Reactions to Obama's State of the Union speech

Bringing to rest days of speculation about the contents of his State of the Union address, President Obama will deliver his speech Tuesday night, leaving room for supporters, opponents and pundits to weigh in on every word.

Joining in the commentary will be The Times’ Opinion section, tweeting their reactions to Obama’s speech as it happens in a stream housed below. Join Jon Healey, Doyle McManus, Jonah Goldberg, Michael McGough and the rest of the opinion crew as they examine the first State of the Union of Obama’s second term.

In addition, Politics Now contributors Michael A. Memoli, Lisa Mascaro, Seema Mehta and Maeve Reston will contribute their analysis.

LIVE STREAM: Watch the State of the Union

Excerpts released by the White House prior to the speech offered few specifics beyond a call for not a larger government but “a smarter government that sets priorities and invests in broad-based growth.”

The two Republicans voicing their response to Obama’s speech, Sen. Marco Rubio of Florida, who will be speaking for the GOP, and Sen. Rand Paul of Kentucky,  representing the tea party, have also offered early previews of their remarks.

Follow along with the feed below, watch a live stream of Obama’s remarks, and keep tabs on Politics Now as the latest reactions to the State of the Union arrive.

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