As President Obama prepares to give a key annual address to the nation, he faces political problems that have hurt his approval ratings. Experts say he may get some political help over the next year, as a gradually improving U.S. economy helps heal the battered housing sector and reduces unemployment. VOA’s Jim Randle reports.
Recent government surveys in the United States show that the income gap between the wealthiest Americans and everyone else is growing. President Barack Obama intends to focus on the issue in Tuesday’s State of the Union address, and VOA National correspondent Jim Malone has more in Washington.