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State of the Union Address and Democratic Response : February 5, 2019

State of the Union Address and Democratic Response
Heather Kerrigan

Less than two weeks after the longest federal government shutdown in U.S. history came to an end, President Donald Trump stood before a joint session of Congress to deliver the annual State of the Union address. The president stuck to the themes that had characterized his presidency, including immigration, the economy, and strengthening the U.S. position abroad. He gave only a brief nod to the ongoing investigation into possible links between his campaign and the Russian government, calling “ridiculous, partisan investigations” one of the only things that could derail the progress his administration was making.

Stacey Abrams of Georgia, who lost ...

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