POLITICS -- September 8, 2011 at 5:57 PM ET
Watch Live: Obama Addresses Congress on Jobs Plan at 7 p.m. ET
President Obama will address a joint session of Congress Thursday to outline his plan for job creation and reviving a stumbling economy.
The NewsHour offered LIVE coverage of the speech starting at 7 p.m. ET. That report will also be livestreamed via our partners at UStream.
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Watch the full video of the speech below and read the full text of the address as released by the White House:
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The president's address comes one night after his potential GOP rivals for the 2012 election held a debate in California. Thursday's Morning Line wrapped up the Republican debate and previewed the stakes the president's speech:
It is a moment that will require the president to call on his skills as an orator -- as he has done at key junctures in the past -- if he is to be successful at making the case for his vision at a time when the unemployment rate is stuck above 9 percent and polls show six in 10 Americans unhappy with his stewardship of the economy.
David Chalian and Gwen Ifill also previewed the speech in this week's Political Checklist.
And for more perspectives on U.S. joblessness, here are a handful of recent NewsHour reports: