President George W. Bush (R) is scheduled to give the annual State of the Union address tonight at 9:00 p.m. EST before a joint session of Congress, followed by a Democratic Response to be delivered by Senator Jim Webb (D-VA). As always, I recommend watching C-SPAN for unfettered coverage of both. The Constitution requires that the president report to Congress annually on the state of the union, but does not specify the method or form of this report. The in-person State of the Union address has been a tradition since 1913 (transcripts 1945-2006 available from C-SPAN).