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Trump delivers his third State of the Union address

President Donald Trump holds up a newspaper that reads “Trump acquitted” during during an event celebrating his impeachment acquittal, in the East Room of the White House, Thursday, Feb. 6, 2020, in Washington.

Jonathan DeCarlo, Contributing Writer

February 9, 2020

The polarization created by President Donald Trump was more apparent than ever as he delivered the annual State of the Union address. Instead of showing how far the country had come in the year between his last address and this one, it only served to show just how divided the nation is. Before the speec...

OPINION: Giving Rush Limbaugh the Presidential Medal of Freedom a devastating statement of Trump’s America

OPINION: Giving Rush Limbaugh the Presidential Medal of Freedom a devastating statement of Trump's America

Shane René, Editor-in-Chief

February 9, 2020

To be perfectly honest, I’ve become somewhat jaded about President Trump. I just can’t seem to access the outrage. I’ve never been much of an activist for any issue or political persuasion, but it’s not like I’m apathetic about American politics. In fact, I’m one of those rare people who ca...

Pelosi rips up Trump speech. Right there on the podium.

House Speaker Nancy Pelosi of Calif., tears her copy of President Donald Trump's s State of the Union address after he delivered it to a joint session of Congress on Capitol Hill in Washington, Tuesday, Feb. 4, 2020. Vice President Mike Pence is at left.

Associated Press

February 5, 2020

WASHINGTON (AP) — And then she tore up the speech. No sooner had President Donald Trump finished his State of the Union address than House Speaker Pelosi ripped the paper it was printed on in two. Right there, on camera, behind Trump's back. As he stepped down, she ripped again. Then a third...

State of the union address calls for unity; President also takes aim at ‘ridiculous partisan investigations’

State of the union address calls for unity; President also takes aim at 'ridiculous partisan investigations'

Kevin Donahue, Contributing Writer

February 11, 2019

President Donald Trump called the state of the union “strong” during his Tuesday address to Congress and the nation. In the 82-minute speech, which is the second longest in American history, President Trump reiterated familiar talking points including the defense of American jobs, improving in...

The transparency of Trump’s lies

President Donald Trump delivers his State of the Union address, and  Vice President Mike Pence and Speaker of the House of Representatives Paul Ryan sit behind him. (PHOTO COURTESY OF Tribune News Service)

Mackenzie Murtaugh, Opinions Editor

February 5, 2018

On Jan. 30, President Trump delivered his first State of the Union address. Trump tackled taxation, unemployment, immigration, foreign policy and other topics in the 90-minute speech. News outlets were quick to release fact-checks of the information stated by Trump, with the New York Times citing 15 dif...

Political groups react to Trump’s first State of the Union

President Trump stuck to his script and promoted his “America First” policies.
(Photo courtesy of the Associated Press)

Benjamin Conboy, News Editor

February 5, 2018

President Trump’s first State of the Union address was, like everything the president does, divisive. Democrats denounced his racially charged rhetoric in his immigration talking points, and Republicans applauded his unwavering adherence to the speech’s script – an unusual phenomenon for the not...

President Obama’s State of the Union: Continuing a vision

President Barack Obama gives his State of the Union address before a joint session of Congress on Capitol Hill in Washington, Tuesday, Jan. 20, 2015, Vice Presient Joe Biden and House Speaker John Boehner of Ohio listen. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)

Brendan Pedersen

January 21, 2015

On Tuesday night, President Barack Obama addressed his State of the Union toward an entirely GOP-controlled Congress for the first time. Read More »...

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