State of the Union

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Trump Urges 'Compromise' on Immigration in State of the Union Address. Critics Aren't Buying It.

The president’s hardline immigration proposals panned as divisive by Democrats and immigration advocates.

Hundreds of empty seats in the the U.S. House of Representatives chamber

Not Interested in Trump's SOTU Speech? Try These Alternatives.

From speeches delivered by activists, to progressive responses, to immigrant-centered tweetstorms, others ways to spend your time.

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Maxine Waters Will Address Nation During 'Angela Rye's State of the Union' Special

The member of Congress will fact check President Donald Trump’s State of the Union address before Rye leads a panel on Black political strategy with several elected officials and activists.

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Democrats Pan Trump's Dreamer Framework as 'Anti-Immigrant'

Republican immigration hawks join chorus of criticism as the president prepares to address immigration overhaul in his first State of the Union address.

Donald Trump's Father Was Arrested at a Ku Klux Klan Riot. Really.

Is that why Trump didn’t initially condemn the Klan endorsement?

State of the Union: 7 Key Moments From Obama’s Grand Finale

An optimistic POTUS focused on his own acheivements, a changing economy and the role he thinks America should play on the global stage.  

First Lady to Host Syrian Refugee at State of the Union Address

Syrian scientist and widower Refaai Hamo and more than 20 other special guests will have a place of honor at President Obama’s final SOTU.

The Spanish Language Version of the SOTU is Unbelievably Bad

¿Sí se puede? More like ¡No Se Puede!

A Colorblind State of the Union

There was a fundamental element missing from the president’s diagnosis of inequality and his prescription for it: race.

The Simple Truth: You Can't Have Growth and Austerity at Once

We’re two weeks away from yet another crop of austerity measures that make the sorts of ideas laid out in President Obama’s State of the Union simply impossible.

Hadiya Pendleton's Parents Will Join Michelle Obama At The State Of The Union

The parents of Chicago teen Hadiya Pendelton will attend President Barack Obama’s State of the Union address Tuesday as guests of first lady Michelle Obama, according to local news reports. 

The State of Obama's Presidency

In his annual address to Congress on Tuesday, the president will consider the state of our union. His first assessment must be of himself and his relationship to House Republicans.

Rubio to Deliver 'Estado de la Unión' Rebuttal in English and Spanish

On Wednesday, House Speaker John Boehner (R-OH) and Senate Republican Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) announced Sen. Marco Rubio (R-FL) to deliver the Republican Address to the Nation following the President’s State of the Union address.

Rubio, who is Cuban-American, will be delivered the rebuttal in both English and Spanish, according to a press release sent out by McConnell’s office.

The Problem With American Exceptionalism

Maya Wiley on GRITtv explains why triumphalism hurts us more than it helps.

To "Win the Future," Kids and Schools Must Survive the Present

Education reformers argue the task is far larger than the president acknowledges.