The president took a tired form and found a way to make it fresh.
In his State of the Union address, President Biden embraced one of Trump’s worst ideas.
Few presidents have come into a State of the Union address needing a second wind as badly as Joe Biden did last night.
In his first State of the Union address, the president sought to rescue his dismal approval ratings by avoiding stark partisanship.
By picking Iowa Governor Kim Reynolds to give their State of the Union response, Republicans hoped to show voters that some in the party just want to keep schools open, lower taxes, and stop teachers from talking about critical race theory.
By pivoting to deficit reduction, the president is sending a signal to Senator Joe Manchin.
At the State of the Union, Joe Biden can look abroad and find a popular cause around which he and a surprisingly broad cross section of the public want to rally.
His lies about health care at the State of the Union signal just how weak he is on the issue.
The president deliberately turned the State of the Union into a partisan spectacle—so why are pundits focused on Speaker Nancy Pelosi’s response?
Trump’s speech turned what’s typically a unifying civic ritual into a glorified campaign rally.
President Trump delivered an address in which the words were secondary.
The president isn’t able to persuade most Americans to get on board with his immigration agenda.
High-profile progressives and party leadership panned the president’s calls for unity. But a group of the newest House lawmakers saw an opening.
It was the most unexpected moment of an otherwise dully divisive evening: a group of lawmakers taking a speech that wasn’t about them and insisting that in fact it was.
“He committed to build a wall,” Steve Bannon said. “What’s not to like?”
In his State of the Union address, the president returned to the themes he stressed in 2016, reminding Americans why he remains a formidable candidate.
The president lamented bills that would allow “a baby to be ripped from the mother’s womb moments from birth” in his State of the Union address.
The president said he wants to eradicate the virus. That would mean a radical reversal of his policy and rhetoric.
In his State of the Union address, the president had the option of reaching out. He chose to stay the course.
In her response to the president’s State of the Union address, the former Georgia legislator pushed voting rights to the heart of her party’s agenda.