The President’s State of the Union address follows a yearly tradition that began in 1790. That first address, delivered by George Washington, was the shortest at 1,089 words. Tonight, you can follow President Obama’s remarks in 140 characters and 6 seconds.
Yesterday, Dr. Janet Yellen was confirmed as the newest Chairperson of the @FederalReserve, the first woman to hold that post. She also became the first #Fed chair to have her appointment debated and celebrated over Twitter — the last time that a new chairperson was appointed, Twitter wasn’t around.
It’s the first Tuesday of November, so it’s election day in the U.S. — don’t forget to vote! Twitter can help you prepare to cast your ballot today, and to stay engaged with your elected officials every day.
Right now, you’ll find the following major government officials on Twitter: