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Oct 25, 2018, 2:15pm EDT
  • February 4, 2020

    Why women are wearing “ERA Yes” buttons at the State of the Union

    They’re a sign of renewed interest in the Equal Rights Amendment.

  • February 15, 2019

    Trump keeps highlighting “angel moms” to make the case for his immigration agenda

    These bereaved parents have played a key political role.

  • February 6, 2019

    Why Trump spent so much time criticizing abortion during the State of the Union

    He may see it as a winning issue for 2020.

  • February 6, 2019

    Trump wants Congress to give him more power to impose tariffs

    During the State of the Union, the president asked lawmakers to pass the US Reciprocal Trade Act. Here’s what it would do.

  • February 6, 2019

    Democrats didn’t hear how Trump plans to stop another government shutdown during the State of the Union

    Trump said the state of the union was strong. But he didn’t mention the government shutdown.

  • February 6, 2019

    Trump says undocumented immigrants burden the safety net. He’s wrong.

    Immigrants are keeping Social Security solvent.

  • February 6, 2019

    Trump’s State of the Union highlighted the GOP split on foreign policy

    Trump exacerbates the Reagan vs. "America First" divide.

  • February 6, 2019

    Trump’s State of the Union polled well … because Republicans watched it

    State of the Union audiences generally skew toward the president’s party.

  • February 6, 2019

    Climate change was the subtext of the State of the Union. It should’ve been the headline.

    President Trump should see climate change as an opportunity, not something to ignore.

  • February 6, 2019

    Which State of the Union proposals might actually happen — and which won’t

    Are Trump’s State of the Union proposals going anywhere in Congress? Here are some educated guesses.

  • February 6, 2019

    The State of the Union in pictures: from women in white to a napping Trump guest

    Democratic women and a sleepy little boy stole part of the show.

  • February 5, 2019

    California’s attorney general gave a scathing Spanish-language rebuttal to Trump’s speech

    "There are dark clouds following Donald Trump around."

  • February 5, 2019

    Trump has no clue how to strike a deal with Dems. His State of the Union speech proved it.

    Art of the deal, indeed.

  • February 5, 2019

    4 winners and 2 losers from the 2019 State of the Union

    A big winner: socialism.

  • February 5, 2019

    Stacey Abrams’s new essay on identity politics reveals why she’s a rising star

    The former Georgia gubernatorial candidate took to an elite journal to make the case for identity politics. What she wrote matters.

  • February 5, 2019

    Donald Trump is officially low-energy

    The president’s State of the Union address was as dull as he’s become.

  • February 5, 2019

    State of the Union attendees honor Holocaust and mass shooting survivor with “Happy Birthday”

    Judah Samet turned 81 on Tuesday.

  • February 5, 2019

    I liked parts of Trump’s State of the Union; then I remembered his presidency

    In his speech, Trump imagined the president he hasn’t been.

  • February 5, 2019

    Trump’s 2019 State of the Union was an ode to an imaginary America

    A kind of faux populism that’s really about race.

  • February 5, 2019

    “This is the next battle for our democracy”: Stacey Abrams answers Trump with voting rights reform

    In the Democratic response to Trump’s State of the Union speech, Abrams pushes for campaign finance and election reforms.

  • February 5, 2019

    A border fence did not lower crime rates in El Paso. In fact, crime went up a bit.

    During his State of the Union speech, President Trump tried to make the case for his border wall with wildly false claims about the Texas border city.

  • February 5, 2019

    President Trump’s State of the Union address: transcript

    Read the full transcript of Trump’s speech to Congress.

  • February 5, 2019

    Stacey Abrams’s State of the Union rebuttal gives the Democratic Party a chance to redefine itself

    Two years after centering appeals to Trump voters, the party is moving in a different direction.

  • February 5, 2019

    One of the biggest moments of Trump’s State of the Union went to Democratic women

    Trump accidentally celebrated the backlash against him at the State of the Union.

  • February 5, 2019

    Trump claims he’s thwarting Iran. He’s not.

    Trump’s State of the Union statement about Iran isn’t entirely true.

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