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Democrats set the morality bar for themselves: Readers sound off

From Virginia's Democrats issues to Trump's SOTU message to the US possible intervention in Venezuela, our readers sound off on recent headlines.            [Author: USA TODAY]
Tags: Usa, News, Virginia, US, Venezuela, Usa Today, Trump, Sotu

'SNL' salutes lawmakers from SOTU

The female cast members of "Saturday Night Live" and host Halsey celebrated the women of the 116th Congress with a spoof of "Charlie's Angels."
Tags: News, Stories, Halsey, Sotu, Charlie, 116th Congress

In politics, calls for civility are always bullshit.

I've said it a hundred times, and I'm saying it again this morning, because I'm looking at this WaPo headline: "The exquisite shade of Nancy Pelosi’s applause at the State of the Union."Incivility is loved and celebrated!The columnist Monica Hesse writes:The lasting visual image from Tuesday night’s State of the Union address was captured by photographer Doug Mills. It featured House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) applauding President Trump in a way that can only be described as . . . withering...
Tags: Law, Etiquette, Metaphor, House, Nancy Pelosi, Patton Oswalt, Gestures, Trump, Sotu, Calif, Pelosi, Monica Hesse, Ann Althouse, Lucille Bluth, Civility Bullshit, DOUG MILLS

Yemeni Mother Affected By The Travel Ban Speaks Out After Her Son’s Death

Shaima Swileh, who was at the SOTU, had to fight her way past Trump's travel ban while her son lay dying in a hospital.
Tags: News, Trump, Sotu, Shaima Swileh

Snap Filter 2019 State of The Union

Oh. My. God. Genius. It's original stuff, made & shared by IMGURian Iputbootsonsnakes. State of the union *snap filters*
Tags: Post, Politics, News, Funny, US news, Donald Trump, State Of The Union, Sotu, Picks

Stacey Abrams united liberals and the left on Twitter. For a minute.

It's 2019 in the real world, and 2016 on Twitter. Not a day has gone by since Clinton lost to Trump where folks on Twitter weren't re-litigating the 2016 Democratic primary election. One day, liberals will be accusing Bernie Sanders of being a knowing "chaos agent" in the 2016 election. Other days, Clinton voters are subjected to an onslaught of tweets about how they chose their candidate only because they thought she was electable -- not because they actually, you know, liked her.  It...
Tags: Twitter, John Lewis, News, Minnesota, Obama, Washington Post, Office, America, Atlanta, Georgia, Joe Biden, Netflix, Amy Klobuchar, Michigan, Steve Carell, Donald Trump

Former prisoner said being honored at SOTU was 'almost equivalent to being released'

A former prisoner who was recently released as a result of the bipartisan First Step Act equated the feeling of President Donald Trump honoring him at Tuesday night's State of Union to "being released from prison."
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Nancy Pelosi’s “f*ck you” clap to Donald Trump has been immortalized in memes for posterity

Donald Trump blabbered on for an hour and 22 minutes during last night's State of the Union address, and Nancy Pelosi wasn't impressed.
Tags: Politics, Instagram, Lifestyle, Memes, Nancy Pelosi, Donald Trump, Ad Friendly, Queerty, State Of The Union, Sotu

The Obsession Continues: Peggy Noonan Says AOC Had A ‘Bad Night’ At SOTU

Peggy Noonan, once President Ronald Regan’s primary speechwriter and now a Wall Street Journal columnist, was cited by multiple morning shows Wednesday as an expert on the State of the Union whose opinion of President Donald Trump’s speech was notable and sought after. Noonan, however, felt compelled to shift her professional focus from the speech itself to the object of Republicans’ constant fascination and ire: Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-NY). And good natured with the white jackets, ...
Tags: News, Donald Trump, Wall Street Journal, Peggy Noonan, Sotu, Aoc, Noonan, Ronald Regan, Kate Riga, Alexandria Ocasio Cortez, Ocasio Cortez

House Women Honor Migrant Girl Who Died In U.S. Custody At SOTU

Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez and others commemorated 7-year-old Jakelin Caal Maquin in a quiet but powerful way.
Tags: News, House, Sotu, Alexandria Ocasio Cortez, Jakelin Caal Maquin

"It’s true that much of Ocasio-Cortez’s appeal has to do with her frank and fluid way of expressing a politics whose particulars are increasingly popular across the country. But some of it feels substitutionary..."

"... having something to do with her status as an ambassador from everyday life—still so much like the rest of us who follow politics, caught between complicit spectatorship and horror at the seriousness at hand."I'm consuming New Yorker prose..."Substitutionary" is an odd word for me. But it is a word. The OED finds its earliest use in 1772, in "Clerical Subscription No Grievance": "The Son of Man came not to be ministered unto, but to minister, and to give his Life,..a substitutionary Ransom f...
Tags: Google, Law, Wikipedia, Freedom, America, United States, Socialism, Christianity, Jesus, Christ, Bernie Sanders, The New Yorker, Trump, Sotu, Sacrifice, Ann Althouse

The Democratic Women — dressed in white to honor the 100th anniversary of women's right to vote — stand and cheer as Trump says just the right things to rouse them out of what I think was supposed to be grim disapproval.

It was so much fun to see this creation of festive happiness:Let me break this scene down:0:00-0:12 — "No one has benefitted more from our thriving economy than women, who have filled 58% of the new jobs created in the last year," says Trump, leaning into "women." He pauses, nods and looks around.0:15 — We see the array of women in white, keeping a solemn look at first. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez turns around and causes the women behind her to smile.0:17-0:19 — This gesture happens — one woman  (w...
Tags: Law, Congress, Wikipedia, Kkk, Nancy Pelosi, Nancy, Trump, Smiling, Sotu, Aoc, Ivanka, Ivana, Ann Althouse, Gender Politics, Emotional Politics, Trump rhetoric

Trump's SOTU recap in 2 minutes

Just days after the end of the longest government shutdown in history, President Trump managed to draw bipartisan applause during a handful of moments during his State of the Union address.            [Author: USA TODAY]
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SOTU commentary in tweets

CNN Opinion is curating tweets from commentators on the State of the Union.
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Read: Stacey Abrams' Democratic response to the SOTU

Stacey Abrams delivered the Democratic response to President Donald Trump's State of the Union address on Tuesday. Her remarks are as prepared for delivery.
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At the State of the Union Café...

... you can talk about anything you want, but I'm going to be watching the State of the Union, which is just about to start. How about you? I don't live-blog anymore. I don't like the feeling of coming out with instant opinions. I'd rather soak it up, then see what stays with me and write the next morning, with the aid of a transcript. I hope Trump does well — brings us together, inspires optimism and so forth. I wonder what it will be like with Nancy in the background the whole time...UPDATE: T...
Tags: Law, Nancy, Trump, Sotu, Ann Althouse, Trump rhetoric, Trump's new Congress

House Women Wear White To State Of The Union

Dozens of female House leaders are wearing white at the SOTU in the name of gender equality and women's rights.
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Here’s Who the 2020 Presidential Candidates Are Bringing to the State of the Union

The guests they have selected are widely varied.
Tags: News, Uncategorized, Sotu, Onetime

President Trump’s State of the Union: When and where to watch and listen to it

President Donald Trump had to wait a week — and reopen the government without funding for a border wall — before he got the OK from House Speaker Nancy Pelosi to deliver his State of the Union address to a joint session of Congress. But deliver it he will, and the speech is scheduled to begin at 6 p.m. Pacific time (9 p.m. Eastern) Tuesday, Feb. 5, 2019. The delivery of the annual message helps the president check a constitutional box, so to speak. Article II, Section 3 of the U.S. Constitution ...
Tags: Politics, News, Obama, Congress, Washington Post, Youtube, Senate, White House, Georgia, Sport, Soccer, House, Nancy Pelosi, Msnbc, Donald Trump, Pacific

"Joshua Trump is a 6th grade student in Wilmington, Delaware."

"He appreciates science, art, and history. He also loves animals and hopes to pursue a related career in the future. His hero and best friend is his Uncle Cody, who serves in the United States Air Force. Unfortunately, Joshua has been bullied in school due to his last name. He is thankful to the First Lady and the Trump family for their support."I like the stylish Official White House photographs — by Keegan Barber. You can see all of Trump's SOTU guests here — all photographed in a dark square ...
Tags: Photography, Law, Names, Trump, Sotu, Wilmington Delaware, Joshua, United States Air Force, Cody, Official White House, Ann Althouse, Joshua Trump, Keegan Barber

Why Bernie Sanders isn't helping his 2020 prospects with his own SOTU response

Tonight, after President Donald Trump delivers his State of the Union speech and former Georgia gubernatorial candidate Stacey Abrams deliver the official Democratic response to that speech, Bernie Sanders will have his say.
Tags: Georgia, Cnn, Donald Trump, Bernie Sanders, Sotu, Stacey Abrams

Cory Booker’s State of the Union Guest Will Be a Former Prisoner Released Under Bipartisan Criminal Justice Reform

Edward Douglas was released from prison on Jan. 10
Tags: News, Congress, Uncategorized, Sotu, Cory Booker, Edward Douglas

Things highly unlikely to bother Trump in the least.

"In the grand tradition of tweaking the executive in power, Democrats have filled the [State of the Union] invite list with some not-so-subtle rebukes to Trump."What are these unsubtle rebukes? 2 women who were housekeepers at a Trump resort when they were not legally in the country, 2 mothers from Guatemala who were separated from their children while they were seeking asylum, and an independent contractor who lost work during the government shutdown. Is there some notion that the presence of t...
Tags: Law, Washington Post, Journalism, Guatemala, Trump, Sotu, Ann Althouse, Trump and immigration

"Some on the extreme political right had insisted that... it would be an ominous sign if [Ruth Bader Ginsburg] skipped President Trump’s State of the Union address Tuesday night."

Writes Robert Barnes in "Ruth Bader Ginsburg makes first public appearance since cancer surgery" (WaPo).And I'm just wondering who "some" are. I mean, I'm glad to hear that Justice Ginsburg was able to go to the theater...The 85-year-old justice attended a production of “Notorious RBG in Song” at the National Museum of Women in the Arts in Washington.But was anybody expecting her to show up at the State of the Union?Ginsburg has attended past State of the Union addresses — television cameras hav...
Tags: Law, Congress, Washington Post, Washington, Barack Obama, Theater, Ruth Bader Ginsburg, George W Bush, Clinton, Trump, Sotu, Robert Barnes, Ginsburg, National Museum of Women in the Arts, Ann Althouse, RBG

The turnover in Trump's Cabinet, in 1 photo

• Why Bernie Sanders isn't helping his 2020 prospects with his own SOTU response
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How to Watch President Trump's State of the Union Speech on YouTube, Facebook, and Amazon Fire TV

After a couple of false starts, President Donald Trump is scheduled to give the State of the Union address to Congress tonight at 9pm Eastern, 6pm Pacific, 5am Moscow time. And there are plenty of ways for cordcutters to watch the speech this year on YouTube, Facebook, and TV-connected devices like Roku and Fire TV.Read more...
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Dems rebuke Trump with SOTU guests

Democratic 2020 contenders are using Donald Trump's State of the Union speech Tuesday night to showcase some of their major clashes with the President.
Tags: News, Stories, Donald Trump, Trump, Sotu

WH: Trump will call for optimism, unity at SOTU

The White House says President Donald Trump will call for optimism and unity in Tuesday’s State of the Union address, using the moment to attempt a reset after two years of bitter partisanship and deeply personal attacks. (Feb. 5)            [Author: AP]
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