Obama’s State of the Union guests

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It’s “meet the Skutniks” time in Washington, D.C.: The NBA’s first openly gay player, a hero from the Boston Bombing (and the man he helped save), the Moore, Okla., fire chief who led the search for survivors after a devastating tornado, and others.

The White House on Monday announced the first batch of guests who will watch President Barack Obama’s state of the union speech on Tuesday alongside first lady Michelle Obama, who will sit in her special spot in the gallery above the floor of the House of Representatives. (Yahoo News)

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