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Trump speech to project optimism at time of bitter division

Standing before lawmakers in the grand-domed Capitol where his impeachment trial is still underway, President Donald Trump on Tuesday night will declare the state of the union strong, even when it is bitterly divided as he asks Americans for a second term.

Stephen Stromberg: More Trump fantasyland as the world fries

Hearing President Donald Trump during Tuesday’s State of the Union address – or, really, at any time – one would imagine that the greatest threat the country faces is a nonexistent invasion of bloodthirsty criminals flooding over “our very dangerous southern border.”

Trump urges America to ‘choose greatness’ in State of the Union address

Facing a divided Congress for the first time, President Donald Trump on Tuesday called on Washington to reject “the politics of revenge, resistance and retribution.” He warned emboldened Democrats that “ridiculous partisan investigations” into his administration and businesses could hamper a surging American economy.

How Trump’s State of the Union is connected to Spokane and Inland Northwest

President Donald Trump will address a very different Congress than he did a year ago, but many of the issues are the same. Lawmakers remain at odds on funding for a physical barrier on the border with Mexico, and recent state-level action in Virginia and New York have brought the issue of abortion back to the forefront.

What to watch during Trump’s State of the Union address

President Donald Trump, a uniter? That’s the approach advisers say Trump will take in his first State of the Union address delivered under divided government. A president who’s mocked everyone from women to the U.S. intelligence community, foreign leaders and members of Congress is expected to speak Tuesday night of setting aside hard feelings and moving forward.

Trump to call for unity, face skepticism in State of Union

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.

Trump says State of Union address to stress ‘unity’

President Donald Trump said Thursday that “unity” will be the theme of his first State of the Union address under divided government and that he respects Stacey Abrams, who will give the Democratic response.

State of the State of the Union: Experts see erosion of decorum in Trump-Pelosi feud

President Donald Trump announced Wednesday he would postpone his State of the Union address until the end of the partial government shutdown, yielding to a request by House Speaker Nancy Pelosi. Pelosi had denied Trump access to the House chamber to deliver the address to a joint session of Congress, expressing it as a security concern, a claim U.S. Rep. Cathy McMorris Rodgers, R-Spokane, found dubious.