State of the Union

  • State of the Union Dec 20, 2019

    Pelosi, Trump Agree to State of the Union Address on Feb. 4

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

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    House Speaker Nancy Pelosi sent a letter to the president on Friday — two after Trump was impeached — formally inviting him to deliver the address at the U.S. Capitol....

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    “In the spirit of respecting our Constitution, I invite you...

  • Feb 13, 2019

    As Democratic Field Expands, Former U.S. Vice President Joe Biden Waits on the Sidelines

    Former Vice President Joe Biden will headline his first public event in about three weeks on Saturday— in Munich, Germany, nearly 5,000 miles from Iowa, site of the 2020 presidential campaign’s first contest.

  • Feb 6, 2019

    Inmate Freed With Help by Kim Kardashian West Gets Book Deal

    An inmate whose life sentence was commuted thanks in part to the efforts of Kim Kardashian West has a book deal, along with deals for film and television rights.

  • Feb 6, 2019

    ‘Tonight’: Fallon Parodies Trump Post-Address in Locker Room

    Jimmy Fallon parodies President Donald Trump in a locker room-style press conference after giving the “Super Bowl of State of the Union” addresses.

  • Feb 6, 2019

    Trump’s Big State of the Union Applause Line Met With Silence

    President Donald Trump told Congress on Tuesday that the economy would crash and no policy work could be done if lawmakers investigate his administration or stand in the way of his plans to withdraw U.S. troops from Afghanistan and Syria, NBC News reported. The lines, delivered early in his State of the Union address, were so clearly designed to draw...

  • Feb 5, 2019

    Trumps Announce Guests for State of the Union

    A woman freed from federal prison after President Donald Trump cut short her life sentence for drug offenses and a Delaware boy allegedly bullied because his last name is Trump headline a varied group of 13 guests who will sit with first lady Melania Trump for the State of the Union address. Alice Marie Johnson, 63, served more than two...

  • Jan 19, 2019

    Trump Proposes Some ‘Dreamer’ Protections for Border Wall Money

    President Donald Trump outlined Saturday his proposal for a compromise to end the government shutdown and fund his border wall by giving three-year protections to DACA recipients and those with temporary protected status.

  • Jan 18, 2019

    Trump Offers ‘Dreamers’-for-Border-Money Proposal; Dems Opposed

    President Donald Trump sought to break the government shutdown impasse Saturday, offering to extend protections for young people brought to the country illegally as children, if Democrats give him $5.7 billion for his long-promised border wall. But Democrats dismissed the offer as a non-starter, calling on Trump to re-open the government first. Speaking from the White House, Trump said he...

  • Jan 18, 2019

    Pelosi Accuses Trump Administration of Leaking New Afghanistan Travel Plans

    House Speaker Nancy Pelosi said Friday that she’s pushed back a congressional trip to Afghanistan she was attempting to organize after the Trump administration leaked that she was trying to make the trip on a commercial airline. Pelosi called the move, which the White House denies, “very irresponsible.” Asked by reporters if she thought Trump was retaliating for her request...

  • Jan 17, 2019

    Trump Grounds Pelosi After She Imperils His Big Speech

    She imperiled his State of the Union address. He denied her a plane to visit troops abroad. The shutdown battle between President Donald Trump and House Speaker Nancy Pelosi is playing out as a surreal game of constitutional brinkmanship, with both flexing their political powers from opposite ends of Pennsylvania Avenue as the negotiations to end the monthlong partial government...

  • Dec 20, 2018

    GoFundMe Campaign Raises Millions for Trump’s Border Wall

    As President Donald Trump struggles to get funding for his wall along the southern border, a wounded veteran is trying to crowdsource money himself — and it’s rapidly gaining steam, though it’s got a long way to go until it gets to its $1 billion goal. The “We The People Will Fund The Wall” campaign on GoFundMe had raised more...

  • May 30, 2018

    Trump Signs Bill for Terminal Patients to Try Unproven Drugs

    President Donald Trump signed legislation Wednesday aimed at helping people with deadly diseases try experimental treatments, calling it a “fundamental freedom” that will offer hope and save lives. Joined by families dealing with amyotrophic lateral sclerosis, also called Lou Gehrig’s disease, and other diseases, Trump signed the so-called Right to Try bill and said he never understood why the issue...

  • Jan 31, 2018

    Key Moments From Trump’s First State of the Union

    President Donald Trump delivered his first State of the Union Tuesday night. Here are key moments from the speech.

  • Jan 31, 2018

    Trump’s First State of the Union Is Most Tweeted

    President Donald Trump’s first State of the Union is the most-tweeted joint address to Congress ever, according to Twitter. The social network says 4.5 million tweets were sent around the annual event, surpassing last year’s record of 3 million for Trump’s first address to Congress — which wasn’t technically a State of the Union.

  • Jan 31, 2018

    President Trump Details North Korean Threat

    President Trump spoke of the dangers of North Korea’s nuclear missile program, and told the story of a North Korean defector, during his State of the Union speech.

  • Jan 31, 2018

    President Trump Outlines Pillars of Immigration Reform

    President Trump drew both cheers and boos during the State of the Union as he outlined his administration’s key pillars for immigration reform.

  • Jan 31, 2018

    ‘Opamacare’ or Obamacare? Social Media Reacts to President Trump’s Speech

    Opamacare or Obamacare? Social media users react to President Donald’s Trump speech

  • Nov 30, 2017

    CNN Producer Fired Over Misconduct Allegations

    CNN says it has fired a senior producer on Jake Tapper’s “State of the Union” show after an investigation into sexual misconduct allegations made against him. The network says in a statement that it fired Teddy Davis after a “comprehensive investigation.” The statement says Davis’ alleged conduct “does not align with the standards and values” of the network.

  • Jan 13, 2016

    Vice President Joe Biden Takes ‘Moonshot’ to Help Cure Cancer

    Vice President Joe Biden says he’ll spend his final year in the White House working to double the rate of progress toward a cancer cure.

  • Jan 13, 2016

    Obama Announces Cancer Moonshot: ‘Let’s Make It Happen’

    President Obama announced a new program to fund cancer research, putting Vice President Biden in charge of the program due to his efforts to advance cancer healthcare in Congress. VP Biden lost his son, Beau, to brain cancer last year.

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