January 27, 2010 in Nation/World
Associated Press photo

In this Jan. 22, 2010, photo President Barack Obama speaks at a town hall-style meeting at Lorain County Community College in Elyria, Ohio, as part of his “White House to Main Street Tour.” Seizing a chance to reconnect, Obama will use his first State of the Union address Jan. 26 to try to persuade the people of a frustrated nation that he is on their side, aides close to Obama say.