State of the Union Address

Activist Sister Mary Scullion attends the Jon Bon Jovi Soul Foundation's 10 year anniversary at the Garage on October 6, 2016 in New York City.
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Mark Abrams
February 04, 2020 - 8:02 am
An activist for Philadelphia's homeless population is among the invited congressional guests who will see and hear President Donald Trump's State of the Union address in person Tuesday in the nation's capital. Read more here.
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Sen. Lamar Alexander, R-Tenn., arrives on Capitol Hill in Washington, Thursday, Jan. 30, 2020, before the impeachment trial of President Donald Trump on charges of abuse of power and obstruction of Congress.
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AP News
January 31, 2020 - 9:44 am
Republican Sen. Lamar Alexander of Tennessee will oppose calling more witnesses in President Donald Trump's impeachment trial, all but dashing Democratic efforts to hear more testimony and pushing the Senate toward a vote to acquit Trump as soon as Friday. Read more here.
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Donald Trump and Nancy Pelosi
CNN/Pool
February 06, 2019 - 9:17 am
(CNN) — In his second State of the Union address, President Donald Trump sought to strike a bipartisan tone of unity and progress, just weeks after the longest shutdown in US history — and with less than two weeks to go before the next funding lapse. Trump, asking Americans to "choose greatness,"...
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From left: Sen. Pat Toomey, Sen. Bob Casey
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Steve Tawa
February 05, 2019 - 2:35 pm
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — Each member of Congress gets to take a guest to President Donald Trump's State of the Union address Tuesday evening, and Pennsylvania's U.S. senators have symbolic reasons behind their choices. In advance of the address, Democratic Sen. Bob Casey and Republican Sen...
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In this Feb. 1, 2019, photo, President Donald Trump speaks in the Cabinet Room of the White House in Washington.
Evan Vucci/AP Photo
February 04, 2019 - 5:57 pm
By Julie Pace, AP Washington Bureau Chief WASHINGTON (AP) — The White House says President Donald Trump will call for optimism and unity in Tuesday's State of the Union address, using the moment to attempt a reset after two years of bitter partisanship and deeply personal attacks. But will anyone...
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Stacey Abrams
CNN
January 29, 2019 - 2:55 pm
(CNN) — Former Georgia governor candidate Stacey Abrams has accepted an invitation to give the Democratic response to the State of the Union address, Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer said Tuesday. Abrams has been talked about as a rising star in the Democratic Party. She gained a national...
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Nancy Pelosi and Donald Trump
CNN
January 23, 2019 - 2:54 pm
UPDATED: 6 p.m. ___ By Kevin Liptak (CNN) — President Donald Trump declared his annual State of the Union address "canceled" on Wednesday after House Speaker Nancy Pelosi sent word she would bar him from delivering the speech in the House chamber while parts of the government remain shut down. The...
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 Several dozen federal employees and supporters demonstrated at the Sacramento International Airport calling for President Donald Trump and Washington lawmakers to end then partial government shutdown, Wednesday, Jan. 16, 2019, in Sacramento, Calif.
Rich Pedroncelli/AP
January 16, 2019 - 7:38 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — A grand Washington ritual became a potential casualty of the partial government shutdown Wednesday as House Speaker Nancy Pelosi asked President Donald Trump to postpone his Jan. 29 State of the Union speech. She cited concerns about whether the hobbled government can provide...
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Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi, D-Calif., flanked by Rep. Peter DeFazio, D-Ore., left, and Rep. Anthony Brown, D-Md., talks to reporters.
J. Scott Applewhite/AP Photo
January 16, 2019 - 6:00 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on the partial government shutdown (all times local): 6:10 p.m. The House has passed a Democratic measure to reopen the government through Feb. 8 and provide $14 billion in emergency spending for recent hurricanes, wildfires and other natural disasters. The bill was...
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Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi has sent a letter to President Donald Trump asking to move the day of the State of the Union address or deliver it in writing.
CNN
January 16, 2019 - 10:32 am
By Lauren Fox, Alex Rogers and Kaitlan Collins, CNN (CNN) -- Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi has sent a letter to President Donald Trump asking to move the day of the State of the Union address or deliver it in writing, citing security concerns from the ongoing government shutdown. "Sadly, given...
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