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UPDATED: Wed., Feb. 5, 2020

Pelosi shreds Trump’s speech. Right there on the podium.

No sooner had President Donald Trump finished his State of the Union address than House Speaker Nancy Pelosi ripped the paper it was printed on in two.


UPDATED: Wed., Feb. 5, 2020

Republicans praise State of the Union Address but Democrats wonder about details

Nortnwest Republicans give President Trump’s speech high praise, Democrats call it a “victory lap” short on details for the future.


Trump boasts of economic gains on eve of impeachment verdict

Against a sharply partisan backdrop, President Donald Trump on Tuesday declared the nation was “stronger than ever before.”


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 …


UPDATED: Sat., Feb. 1, 2020

Polling: Americans dissatisfied with the state of the union

There’s a lot confronting President Donald Trump as he’s set to give his State of the Union address on Tuesday night.


Pelosi invites Trump to deliver State of Union on Feb. 4

President Donald Trump has been invited to deliver the State of the Union to a joint session of Congress on Feb. 4.


Marc A. Thiessen: Our political center is up for grabs. Trump just made a play for it.

With Democrats embracing neo-socialist policies to eliminate private health insurance and fossil fuels, America’s political center is up for grabs. In his State of the Union address Tuesday night, President …


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 …


UPDATED: Tue., Feb. 5, 2019

Trump State of the Union reviews from McMorris Rodgers, Fulcher, Murray, Inslee, Crapo and Risch

Republicans heard a strong, pro-America speech in the State of the Union. Democrats a hollow ringing call for division.


Text of President Donald Trump’s State of the Union address

Text of President Donald Trump’s State of the Union address, as prepared for delivery and provided by the White House.


UPDATED: Tue., Feb. 5, 2019

FACT CHECK: Trump’s claims in his State of Union address

The Associated Press is fact-checking remarks from President Donald Trump’s State of the Union speech. Here’s a look at some of the claims they’ve examined.


UPDATED: Tue., Feb. 5, 2019

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 …


UPDATED: Tue., Feb. 5, 2019

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 …


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 …


UPDATED: Mon., Feb. 4, 2019

Ocasio-Cortez to bring Kavanaugh critic to Trump’s SOTU

Democrat Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez’s guest for the State of the Union address is a woman who cornered Sen. Jeff Flake on live television to protest his support for Brett Kavanaugh.


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 …


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 …


UPDATED: Wed., Jan. 23, 2019

Trump changes course, says he’ll give State of Union after shutdown ends

President Donald Trump said Wednesday night he is postponing his State of the Union address until the partial government shutdown ends, yielding after a weeklong showdown with House Speaker Nancy …


Despite Pelosi request to delay, Trump moves ahead with SOTU

The White House is moving forward with plans for President Donald Trump to deliver his State of the Union speech next week in front of a joint session of Congress …


Stephen Mihm: The State of the Union address should go away forever

House Speaker Nancy Pelosi has a keen sense of history. By demanding that President Donald Trump either postpone the State of the Union address until the government shutdown ends or …


Trump’s bipartisan State of the Union talk already long gone

A week ago, President Donald Trump stood before the nation and called for a new era of bipartisan cooperation. Now such talk is but a memory.


UPDATED: Wed., Jan. 31, 2018

Kennedy SOTU response: ‘Bullies may land a punch,’ don’t win

Soaring stock prices under President Donald Trump have boosted investor portfolios and corporate profits but have not eased the economic anxieties of middle-class families, Massachusetts Rep. Joe Kennedy III said …


UPDATED: Tue., Jan. 30, 2018

Analysis: Dueling Trumps deliver a State of Union speech likely to widen deep partisan divide

The White House had promised a conciliatory and uplifting State of the Union speech, which stood to reason. It’s one thing to inveigh against the mess President Donald Trump said …


Text of President Trump’s State of the Union address

Text of President Donald Trump’s State of the Union address, as provided by Federal News Service.


UPDATED: Tue., Jan. 30, 2018

Fact check: Trump’s claims in his State of Union address

The Associated Press is fact-checking prepared remarks from President Donald Trump’s State of the Union speech.


UPDATED: Tue., Jan. 30, 2018

Trump warns of immigration peril, touts economy in address

Addressing a deeply divided nation, President Donald Trump summoned the country to a “new American moment” of unity in his first State of the Union, challenging Congress to make good …


UPDATED: Tue., Jan. 30, 2018

Four topics President Trump tackled in the State of the Union and how they affect Spokane

President Donald Trump will deliver the first State of the Union address on Tuesday night. Many of his expected topics will have wide implications for the region’s roads, immigrants, patients …


Congressman calls for police to arrest undocumented immigrants at State of the Union

An Arizona congressman known for his hard-line views on immigration called on the U.S. Capitol Police to arrest any undocumented immigrants who attend President Trump’s State of the Union address, …


Trump to herald economic progress in State of the Union

President Donald Trump will herald a robust economy and push for bipartisan congressional action on immigration in Tuesday’s State of the Union address, as he seeks to rally a deeply …


Great moments in past State of the Union addresses

“From time to time,” the Constitution tells us, the president shall give to Congress “information” relating to “the State of the Union.” On the surface, that seems clear enough. But …