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President Donald Trump delivers the State of the Union address from the House chamber of the United States Capitol in Washington. (© Jarrad Henderson-USA TODAY)
February 06, 2019 - 7:15 am
"He set some pretty audacious goals."
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President Donald Trump delivers his State of the Union address to a joint session of Congress on Capitol Hill in Washington, as Vice President Mike Pence and Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi, D-Calif., watch, Tuesday, Feb. 5, 2019. (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik)
February 05, 2019 - 9:28 pm
By JULIE PACE and CATHERINE LUCEY , Associated Press WASHINGTON (AP) — In his first State of the Union address to a divided Congress, President Donald Trump warned Democrats on Tuesday that "ridiculous partisan investigations" could derail the nation's economic progress. Trump peppered his speech...
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FILE - In this Nov. 26, 2018, file photo, President Donald Trump points to a supporter as he departs a rally at the Mississippi Coast Coliseum in Biloxi, Miss. President Donald Trump’s campaign has launched a state-by-state effort to prevent an intraparty fight that could spill over into the general-election campaign. The initiative includes changing state party rules, crowding out potential rivals and quelling any early signs of opposition. (AP Photo/Alex Brandon, File)
February 04, 2019 - 9:50 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — Worried about a potential Republican primary challenge, President Donald Trump's campaign has launched a state-by-state effort to prevent an intraparty fight that could spill over into the general-election campaign. The nascent initiative has been an intense focus in recent weeks...
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Virginia Gov. Ralph Northam pauses during a news conference in the Governor's Mansion in Richmond, Va., on Saturday, Feb. 2, 2019. Northam is under fire for a racial photo that appeared in his college yearbook. (AP Photo/Steve Helber)
February 04, 2019 - 4:00 pm
RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — Virginia Gov. Ralph Northam consulted with top administration officials Monday about whether he should stay in office or resign amid an uproar over a racist photo on his 1984 medical school yearbook page. Practically all of the state's Democratic establishment — and Republican...
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FILE - In this Jan. 30, 1974, file photo Vice President Gerald Ford and House Speaker Carl Albert listen to President Richard Nixon deliver his State of the Union address to a joint session of Congress in Washington. President Donald Trump will deliver his State of the Union address at one of the most contentious times in his stewardship of the nation, but others may have had it worse: Abraham Lincoln had the Civil War, Nixon was caught up in Watergate and Bill Clinton was impeached. (AP Photo)
February 02, 2019 - 6:02 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump is the latest chief executive to deliver a State of the Union address at a time of turmoil. But others may have had it even worse. Abraham Lincoln delivered a written report during the Civil War, Richard Nixon spoke while embroiled in the Watergate scandal...
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U.S. Sen. Cory Booker, D-NJ, speaks during a news conference outside of his home, Friday, Feb. 1, 2019, in Newark, N.J. Booker on Friday declared his bid for the presidency with a sweeping call to unite a deeply polarized nation around a "common purpose." (AP Photo/Julio Cortez)
February 02, 2019 - 7:18 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — Cory Booker leaped into the 2020 presidential race on Friday with a call for Americans to unite in a time of bitter polarization while some of his Democratic rivals are taking a more combative stance as they vie to take on President Donald Trump. Booker's entry into the Democratic...
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FILE - In this Jan. 30, 2018, file photo, President Donald Trump delivers his State of the Union address to a joint session of Congress on Capitol Hill in Washington. Trump will be surrounded by living reminders of the 2018 election that delivered Democrats the House majority and elected a record number of women. (AP Photo/Susan Walsh, File)
February 01, 2019 - 6:11 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — Pelosi behind and above. Female immigrants, gazing down from the balcony. A black woman who ran a close race for governor of Georgia, rebutting. When President Donald Trump delivers his first State of the Union address under divided government on Tuesday, he'll be surrounded by...
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In this Jan. 25, 2019, photo, President Donald Trump speaks in the Rose Garden of the White House in Washington. While government reopens, Trump remains behind closed doors. Since Saturday, Trump has listed no public events on his schedule and has provided few details on his doings. (AP Photo/Jacquelyn Martin)
January 31, 2019 - 5:29 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — No televised roundtables with Cabinet secretaries. No freewheeling speeches from the Oval Office. No shouted comments on his way to Marine One. Where's the president? While the federal government is open once again, President Donald Trump has been largely behind closed doors...
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House Speaker Nancy Pelosi of Calif., accompanied by House Democratic members stand after signs a deal to reopen the government on Capitol Hill in Washington, Friday, Jan. 25, 2019. The measure now goes to the White House for President Donald Trump to sign. (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik)
January 28, 2019 - 5:15 pm
New Michigan Gov. Gretchen Whitmer's State of the State is on the same night
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U.S. Capitol dome
In this Oct. 26, 2018, file photo the rising sun silhouettes the U.S. Capitol dome at daybreak in Washington. (AP Photo/Alex Brandon, File)
January 28, 2019 - 12:27 pm
The report comes as the government is reopening after a 35-day partial shutdown.
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