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Barack Obama has invited the usual suspects to tonight’s Joint Congressional Session:


“Jeffrey Immelt, the CEO of GE who heads Obama’s jobs council
Steve Case, the founder of AOL
Richard Trumka, the AFL-CIO president
Kenneth Chenault, the CEO of American Express
Maryland Gov. Martin O’Malley 
Cincinnati Mayor Mark Mallory
Los Angeles Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa

Nope, we’re not done yet; and then there are the props.

Darlene Miller, a small business owner
Albert Green, the CEO of a small business 
Jan Heister, the president of a small business
Philip Maung, a small business owner 
Gracey Ibarra, a mother of two children
Joseph Kidd, a 30-year-old father who served in Iraq
John Raftery, a Marine who is the CEO of a construction firm
Nicole Gentile, a third-grade teacher
Kelcie Fisher, a high school senior
Hector Sealey, a director of safety at a construction company
Kirk Bergstrom, a project engineer
David Catalano, the founder of a digital advertising agency 
Dannie Mangrum, a corrections officer, and Sabrina Mangrum, who is getting a teaching degree
Jessica Pickett, a technician who works with a fire department
Marlena Clark, a community college graduate
Tamara Washington, a single mother.”