First lady Jill Biden presents her Inauguration Day clothing at the Smithsonian National Museum of American History in January 2023.
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On Presidents Day, a women in politics scholar examines the meaning, and sometimes outsized focus, on first ladies’ fashion choices.
President Joe Biden urges lawmakers to ban assault weapons “once and for all.”
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Gun policy scholars explain why even supporters of gun control often believe new restrictions are doomed to fail.
President Joe Biden delivers the State of the Union address.
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President Biden outlined his achievements in key policy areas and sketched out his plans for the rest of his term in office.
President Joe Biden gestures as he delivers his State of the Union address on February 07, 2023 in Washington, DC.
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How does a State of the Union speech get written? A former White House presidential speechwriter describes the many hands in this process.
Presenting a unified front.
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Biden tapped into themes of unity – both among Americans and with Western allies – while warning Russian President Vladimir Putin that he had badly miscalculated in invading Ukraine.
President Donald Trump delivers the State of the Union address at the Capitol on Feb. 4, 2020.
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The self-references and superlatives used by President Trump made his State of the Union much more excessive linguistically than this speech’s tone typically is.
SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket launches from Cape Canaveral, Fla., Nov. 15, 2018.
A brief line in the State of the Union address hints at an exciting year for commercial spaceflight companies in the US. After an eight year lull, US rockets will again carry astronauts into space.
Trump before delivering the State of the Union address with Pelosi and Pence.
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Four scholars weigh in on President Donald Trump’s State of the Union speech, exploring his statements on immigration, childhood poverty, the border wall and the investigations into his campaign.
Lennie Skutnik, center front, at Reagan’s State of the Union address.
Since 1982, presidents have invited special guests to the State of the Union who they believe embody values around which the nation can rally.
Federal Reserve Chairman Jerome Powell speaks at a news conference.
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The Fed abruptly ended two years of aggressive interest rate hikes, signaling the longest economic expansion on record may be coming to a close.
A hallowed chamber for an important address.
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As Trump prepares to deliver his delayed State of the Union address, here’s what four economists had to say about the state of the union.
The January 30 address at the State of the Union reveals a lot about the American leader’s excessive character.
The State of the Union address, a traditional exercise for US presidents was marked this year by a great divergence on tone and words, showing the clear dictatorial style of the American leader.
Anxiously awaiting the State of the Union.
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A scholar counts the winners and losers in Trump’s immigration proposal.
Unlike most politicians, Donald Trump’s thoughts are laid bare via his Twitter feed. His State of the Union promise of a “new American moment” shows his intention to reinvent traditional politics.
Leader of South Africa’s opposition parties and civil society took part in an anti-corruption march against the government.
South Africa’s social compact is at breaking point and the country may need a dialogue similar to its 1994 political transition talks to get out of the crisis.
Barack Obama’s goal for America to find a ‘cure’ for cancer is unrealistic and too simplistic.
Obama’s goal of “curing” cancer is unrealistic, simplistic and not achievable. Cancer is a group of more than 100 different diseases for which no single cure will ever be effective.
Obama leads the way across the Edmund Pettus Bridge in Selma, Alabama, March 7, 2015.
Racial divisiveness got worse under Obama. And it could erode further after he leaves office.
Obama delivers his final State of the Union address.
The president’s speech on Tuesday was nostalgic, forward-looking – and pretty disappointing.
Barack Obama has delivered his final State of the Union address.
As he turns his attention to his post-presidency, Barack Obama will wield two more powerful tools: a pulpit and a chair.
We’re making progress.
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In his State of the Union address, the President’s core message was that the US has emerged strong from the twin crises caused by the 2001 terrorist attacks and the 2008 global recession. And the challenge…