editorial | state of the union address Obama strikes tougher tone in push for reasonable goals ← Related Article Visit The Boston Globe Share on Twitter Share on Facebook Comment on this Scroll to top of page Charles Dharapak-Pool/Getty Images President Obama delivered his State of the Union address at the US Capitol. Charles Dharapak-Pool/Getty Images Obama greeted Secretary of State John Kerry before the speech. /Jim Bourg/reuters Many members of Congress attended the event. Pablo Martinez Monsivais /Associated Press The speech was held in the chamber of the US House of Representatives. Kevin Lamarque/reuters Michelle Obama was recognized before the speech. Scott Applewhite/associated press Obama had lipstick wiped from his face before he spoke.