State of the Union Set for Jan. 27
President Obama schedules speech with health reform still up in the air
By M. Morris,  Newser Staff
Posted Jan 18, 2010 7:10 PM CST
President Obama gestures as he speaks at the "Let Freedom Ring" concert at the Kennedy Center in Washington, Monday, Jan. 18, 2010.   (AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais)

(Newser) – President Obama has scheduled his first State of the Union address for Wednesday, Jan. 27. The White House had hoped health care reform would be passed before the speech, but the tight timeline makes that unlikely, CBS News reports. The date confirms White House spokesman Robert Gibbs' assurances that the address won't conflict with the eagerly awaited premiere of the final season of Lost, scheduled for Feb. 2.