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Trump to Deliver State of the Union Next Week

January 29, 2019
Sheryl Gay Stolberg | The New York Times
President Trump will deliver his State of the Union address to Congress on Feb. 5, 10 days before the deadline for lawmakers in the House and the Senate to reach an agreement on a border security package to avert another government shutdown.
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Trump says he won't give State of the Union during shutdown after being disinvited by Pelosi

January 24, 2019
Abby Phillip, Kaitlan Collins, Kevin Liptak, Jim Acosta | CNN
President Donald Trump made a concession to House Speaker Nancy Pelosi late Wednesday, agreeing to not give a State of the Union address until after the government shutdown standoff has ended.
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Trump slams Democrats' reaction to his State of the Union address

February 6, 2018
Margaret Brennan | CBS News
President Trump will have to decide this week whether to declassify a Democratic response to a Republican memo alleging FBI misconduct in the Russia investigation. Mr. Trump also used the word "treason" to describe the Democrats' chilly reaction to parts of his State of the Union address.
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Trump Can Sell an Improved Economy, but Not Himself

January 31, 2018
Peter Baker | The New York Times
When he took office, President Trump painted a bleak picture of a country ravaged by economic turmoil, a landscape of “American carnage,” as he so memorably put it. A year later, he presented the nation on Tuesday night with a different narrative, one of a booming economy and a “new American moment.”
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Trump warns of immigration peril, touts economy in address

January 31, 2018
Julie Pace, Zeke Miller | Associated Press
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 on long-standing promises to fix a fractured immigration system and warning darkly of evil forces seeking to undermine America’s way of life.
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How Trump is trying to get under Kim Jong Un's skin

January 31, 2018
Margaret Brennan | CBS News
In his first State of the Union address, President Trump warned of threats from abroad including North Korea and called for the modernization of the nuclear arsenal. Margaret Brennan joins "CBS This Morning" to discuss Mr. Trump's message. She also addresses reports that Victor Cha, former candidate for U.S. ambassador to South Korea, will not be nominated.
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The paradox of Trump

January 31, 2018
Jonathan Swan | Axios
President Trump’s State of the Union embodied the surprising and frequently baffling ways the president zips across partisan divides. There's not another American politician who in one night could call for creating paid family leave, keeping Gitmo open, making the nuclear arsenal stronger, making prescription drugs less expensive, cracking down on drug dealers, and helping convicted felons get “a second chance.”
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First Trump State of the Union Address Makes Appeal for Unity

January 31, 2018
Julie Hirschfeld Davis, Michael D. Shear | The New York Times
President Trump challenged Democrats on Tuesday night to join him in overhauling immigration policies and in rebuilding the nation’s infrastructure in his first State of the Union address.
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