1. STATE OF THE UNION
Obama pursues Steel City credentials in Marcellus gas country
With the State of the Union speech behind him, President Obama today is heading to a U.S. Steel Corp. plant near Pittsburgh, where he'll also stand on top of the region's sprawling natural gas formation. From U.S. Steel's Irvin Plant, rolled steel is shipped to the nation's expanding auto manufacturers. In and around Pittsburgh at the epicenter of a dramatic industrial collapse three decades ago, the president's visit comes as Democrats and Republicans heading into congressional midterm elections try to capitalize on the region's economic resurgence.