As noted earlier, the president also promoted "comprehensive immigration reform" during his SOTU
address, including "establishing a responsible pathway to earned citizenship" (the favored term for amnesty for illegal immigrants).
We also modeled the combined impact of a national marketplace and the 2008 SOTU
proposal and found similar distributional patterns but a clearly accelerated movement from states where the insured are domiciled.
Even if the president were to say what he's really thinking at this point, it would certainly not be in a SOTU
, which is usually an opportunity for what one speechwriter has called "forgettable dissembling.
After his third SOTU
, Washington wrote that "motives of delicacy" had deterred him from "introducing any topic which relates to legislative matters, lest it should be suspected that [I] wished to influence the question" before Congress.
Something of a rite of passage for politically minded 20-somethings, drinking games for the State of the Union -- or SOTU
, as it is abbreviated in Beltway-speak -- have taken on a life of their own in the blogosphere.
After the PSOTU press conference, I was having second thoughts about going to the SOTU
at the Capitol.
Somewhat surprisingly, the mission to Mars, which was famously announced prior to the 2004 SOTU
but omitted from the speech itself, is actually right on track.
A year after using his 2003 State of the Union address to paint Iraq's allegedly vast arsenal of WMD as a grave threat to the United States and the world, Bush wisely avoided mentioning anything about uranium there--though he did spend a great deal of his latest SOTU
defending the war on the grounds that "had we failed to act, the dictator's weapons of mass destruction programs would continue to this day.
Already somewhat infamous for his too-long orations, this had been Clinton's longest SOTU
yet--one hour and twenty-one minutes--a fact pundits were using as a metaphor for an undisciplined, flailing presidency.
The annual SOTU
address is the keynote speech by the President to Congress in which he sets out his agenda for the next year, highlights his accomplishments to the American people, and shapes his political message to the country and the world.
A total of 15 special guests, ranging from workers, business owners, to parents of gang-violence victims, military members, and public servants, were invited to the Trump's first SOTU
com/homenews/administration/371421-live-coverage-trump-delivers-his-first-state-of-the-union) State of the Union address, one of the topics generating interest ahead of time is the wide-ranging list of the president's special guests to the SOTU