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State Of The Union

  1. the national interest
    Joe Biden Is a Mediocre LiberalBut he’s proved to be a successful president anyway.
  2. early and often
    The GOP’s Heckles Were a Gift to Biden’s Reelection CampaignRepublicans aired a primetime advertisement for their own extremity.
  3. the capitol
    The Hecklers Have Won: The Polite State of the Union Is DeadMarjorie Taylor Greene and other vocal Biden detractors turned it into something like a rowdy parliamentary session. Expect that to continue.
  4. politics
    Rubio Is Too Busy to COVID Test for State of the UnionAlso, he thinks being asked to take basic COVID precautions before sitting in a room with basically the entire U.S. government is “Marxist.”
  5. the inside game
    This Trump-Backing Congressman Has a History With the BidensJill Biden brought future GOP congressman Brian Mast to the State of the Union in 2011. Things are less friendly now.
  6. vision 2020
    Barack Obama Haunts President Trump’s Attempts to Win Black VotesTrump wants to peel off some black voters in 2020. But a major animating force in his presidency is a rejection of his still popular predecessor.
  7. state of the union
    Trump Awards Medal of Freedom to Rush Limbaugh at State of the UnionThe day after the right-wing radio host announced he had stage-four lung cancer, Trump bestowed Limbaugh with the highest possible civilian honor.
  8. state of the union
    President Trump Turned the State of the Union Into a Reality ShowLike many aspects of his presidency, Trump turned the SOTU into a TV event — awarding medals, reuniting families, and parading around service members.
  9. state of the union
    Highlights From Trump’s 2020 State of the UnionBreakout moments from Trump’s fourth report to the nation — including some conflict between POTUS and Pelosi, and a surprise award for Rush Limbaugh.
  10. politics
    Read President Trump’s 2020 State of the Union AddressHere’s the full text of Trump’s prepared speech.
  11. politics
    This Is What Happens When Trump Has 24 Hours to Work on a ComebackDid his petulant letter to Nancy Pelosi really take a full day?
  12. the national circus
    With State of the Union Disinvitation, Pelosi Outmaneuvers Trump Once AgainPelosi knows how to push the levers of government, and how to push Trump’s buttons. It’s an unbeatable combination.
  13. russia probe
    Trump Overheard Saying He’ll ‘100 Percent’ Release the Nunes MemoCameras caught Trump reassuring a GOP lawmaker at the State of the Union, hours after the White House had denied that he’d decided to make it public.
  14. In SOTU, Trump Tried to Have His ‘Unity’ — and His Nativism, TooTrump vowed to fight for “all Americans” — then suggested that certain Americans are an inherent threat to our “security and future.”
  15. Joe Kennedy Pulls Off Rare Feat: A SOTU Response That’s Actually GoodThe congressman’s Obama-esque speech would’ve been impressive, even if expectations hadn’t been lowered by years of awkward responses.
  16. the national interest
    Trump’s State of the Union Address Filled With False Boasts and Empty PromisesAlmost all of his “accomplishments” were either imaginary or promises he won’t keep.
  17. select all
    Melania Trump’s Face While Watching the State of the Union Was All of UsShe looked, well, let’s say not happy.
  18. Who Really Writes Trump’s Speeches? The White House Won’t SayThe administration is oddly tight-lipped about who is crafting the State of the Union. Sources say it’s because Trump hates sharing credit.
  19. What to Expect From Trump’s 2018 State of the Union AddressInfrastructure and immigration proposals, an audience filled with people Trump wronged or insulted, and possibly one secretly furious First Lady.
  20. Misspelled State of the Union Ticket Brightens Everyone’s DaySurprisingly, the White House was not responsible for the error.
  21. the national interest
    Why Trump’s Call for Unity Is a LieSome slight familiarity with the details reveals how hollow the president’s offer is.
  22. Obama’s Economy Needs the Universal Basic IncomeIn his final State of the Union, the president diagnosed a problem that only the universal basic income can solve.
  23. early and often
    What You Missed in the 2016 State of the Union AddressA GIF guide to Obama’s best jabs and Paul Ryan’s newfound commitment to being completely motionless.
  24. state of the union
    Watch the State of the Union With Daily IntelligencerIt’s going to be so much fun!
  25. early and often
    Anti-Same-Sex-Marriage Stand Earns Kim Davis a Seat at the State of the Union She’ll be in the audience, nowhere near the First Lady.
  26. sotu
    The First Lady’s SOTU Guest List(We’re talking about Michelle Obama’s box.)
  27. Colbert: Jeb’s Forced Confidence Is a Little SadThe Late Show host imagines a State of the Union as a blustering apology.
  28. early and often
    Instead of One Awkward SOTU Response, GOP Offers 5Though it’s hard to see why anyone would want to film one.
  29. early and often
    What You Missed in the 2015 State of the Union A lot of congressional shaming and presidential sass.
  30. the national interest
    Obama Kicked Off a New Political Era With His SOTU SpeechA liberal agenda for a nation finally emerging from recession.
  31. Alleged Columbia Rapist ‘Dismayed and Disappointed’ by Accuser’s SOTU InvitationEmma Sulkowicz, who has been carrying a mattress in protest, was invited by Senator Kirsten Gillibrand.
  32. What We Know About the 2015 State of the Union Way more than usual, thanks to the president’s “spoilers” tour.
  33. early and often
    Obama Plan Would Make Community College FreeIt already has some bipartisan support.
  34. not-so-early retirement
    Parsing Obama’s Retirement Savings Proposal It could prove to be a big boost for low-income workers.
  35. great moments in cable news
    Republican Strategist Compares Obama Speech to Sex“The worst there ever was is still excellent,” says Alex Castellanos.
  36. oh congress!
    Rep. Grimm Threatens to ‘Break’ ReporterAnd it’s all on camera.
  37. state of the union
    What You Missed in the State of the Union SpeechUnexpected Boehner love, threats to act without Congress, and lots of clapping.
  38. the national interest
    Why Obama Pretended He Can Take Economic ActionThe truth is way too depressing.
  39. state of the union
    Representative Randy Weber Awaits ‘Socialistic Dictator’ ObamaAnd insults his cooking.
  40. the national interest
    What Obama Is Really Trying to Do in the State of the Union AddressThere’s no new strategy.
  41. A Ranking of Presidential State of the Union JokesFrom passing notes to making vomit jokes, our commanders-in-chief have taken some comedic risks.
  42. the national interest
    Obama’s Plan to End Discrimination Against the Long-term UnemployedSome State of the Union news.
  43. early and awkward
    Despite Zany Guest Star, Obama’s State of the Union Ratings Take a NosediveIt was the second-lowest rated address on record.
  44. the internet
    Steve Cohen’s Deleted State of the Union TweetsThe Internet is still forever.
  45. watergate
    Marco Rubio on His Water Bottle: God Made Me Thirsty“I needed water, what am I going to do?”
  46. watergate
    Marco Rubio’s Big Moment Thwarted by Water Break Rubio’s Poland Spring bottle is the new Clint Eastwood chair.
  47. the national interest
    The Three Things That Mattered in Obama’s State of the UnionAnd the many things that won’t.
  48. united we sit
    Congress Losing Interest in Bipartisan SeatingNot as many people are bringing “dates” from across the aisle to the State of the Union this year.
  49. applause-fest
    Many Hands Clapping: How Did the State of the Union Become an Applause-Fest?It started with Reagan. But Democrats are now the worst offenders.
  50. tearjerkers
    The Very Sad Stories of Tonight’s State of the Union GuestsLots of gun victims.
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