Tag Archives: SOTU

Nielsen: 38.2 Million Watched Biden’s SOTU Address

The Associated Press reports: An estimated 38.2 million TV viewers watched President Joe Biden’s State of the Union address, according to Nielsen ratings. That surpassed the audience of 37.2 million for Donald Trump’s last such address in 2020, but fell short of the 45.6 million who tuned in for Trump’s first State of the Union speech in 2018. Fox News …

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LIVE VIDEO: Biden Delivers State Of The Union Address

CNN reports: White House officials are mindful that tonight’s speech will reflect a figurative — and likely literal — split-screen with continued violence in Ukraine. The 9 p.m. ET speech will occur around the same time that shelling and strikes typically begin in the early morning hours in Ukraine. President Biden’s team has been closely monitoring the column of Russian …

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First Lady To Host Ukraine Ambassador At SOTU Speech

Via press release from the White House: First Lady Jill Biden will welcome selected guests from across the United States to join her in the viewing box for President Biden’s State of the Union Address this evening, Tuesday, March 1, 2022. Each of these individuals, with their resilience, innovation, service, and courage, were chosen by the White House because they …

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STUDY: Biden Has 96.5% Success Rate In Senate Votes

Roll Call reports: You may not know it based on the stalled components of his policy agenda, but President Joe Biden is preparing to deliver his first State of the Union address to a Congress that has delivered him a historically high level of success. Despite a narrow House majority and 50-50 Senate that’s only under his party’s control because …

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US House Drops Mask Rule Ahead Of SOTU Speech

ABC News reports: Masks will no longer be required in the House chamber when President Joe Biden delivers his State of the Union address Tuesday night, a major reversal in the politically controversial policy that reinforces his message that the pandemic is receding and America is getting back to something closer to normal. On Sunday, the U.S. Capitol’s attending physician …

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Rubio To Boycott SOTU Over COVID Test Requirement

The Hill reports: Sen. Marco Rubio (R-Fla.) will skip President Biden’s State of the Union address Tuesday because of the COVID-19 testing requirement for attendees. “I don’t have time to go take a COVID test today,” Rubio said, according to a tweet from HuffPost reporter Igor Bobic. “I only take a test if I’m sick.” Rubio’s office confirmed his plans …

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Capitol Fence To Return Ahead Of Biden’s SOTU Speech

Politico reports: The Hill’s police department confirmed Sunday that some perimeter fencing would be reinstalled around the Capitol days before President Joe Biden’s State of the Union address and expected protests in Washington, D.C. “Out of an abundance of caution, and in conjunction with the United States Secret Service, a plan has been approved to put up the inner-perimeter fence …

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Pelosi Invites Biden To Deliver His First SOTU Address

Politico reports: Speaker Nancy Pelosi on Friday invited President Joe Biden to deliver his first State of the Union address to a joint session of Congress on March 1. In her brief letter, Pelosi (D-Calif.) thanked Biden for his “bold vision and patriotic leadership” and highlighted several achievements over his first year as president. “Thank you for your bold vision …

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SOTU Ratings Tumble 26% For Broadcast Networks

The Wrap reports: Donald Trump’s State of the Union address was all anybody could talk about on Tuesday, but “Ellen’s Game of Games” showed up for NBC too. This third SOTU from the 45th president of the United States of America is currently down 26% in Big-4 broadcast viewers from his second. For NBC, “Ellen’s Game of Games” at 8 …

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Glorious Leader Lied Many Times During SOTU Address

The Washington Post reports: President Trump’s State of the Union speech once again was chock-full of stretched facts and dubious figures. Many of these claims have been fact-checked repeatedly, yet the president persists in using them. “From the instant I took office, I moved rapidly to revive the U.S. economy … enacting historic and record-setting tax cuts.” Trump constantly claims …

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SOTU Meme: “Stock Image Of A Corrupt Politician”

Mediaite reports: Missouri Republican Congressman Billy Long became an Internet sensation of the 2020 State-of-the-Union address for enthusiastically cheering President Donald Trump and giving thumbs up while a wad of cash appeared to spill out of his suit’s breast pocket. Long was seen on camera, with stacks of what looked like US currency sticking up from his pocket, reacting with …

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Parkland Parent Ejected After Shout From SOTU Gallery

Axios reports: Fred Guttenberg, a gun control activist whose daughter died during the 2018 Parkland mass shooting, has spoken about being ejected from the gallery during President Trump’s State of the Union address Tuesday. The big picture: Guttenberg, who was a guest of House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, was removed by security after yelling “What about my daughter!” as Trump spoke …

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Trump Snubs Pelosi At SOTU, She Rips Up His Speech

USA Today reports: From start to finish, President Donald Trump’s State of the Union address was marked by partisan tension that spilled out in the exchange between the leaders of both parties: Trump and House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, D-Calif. He refused to shake her hand after she introduced him. She tore his speech up and tossed it aside as soon …

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Live Video: Trump Delivers State Of The Union Address

Newsweek reports: President Donald Trump will deliver his third State of the Union address Tuesday on the eve of the Senate’s impeachment trial vote. The speech gives the president an opportunity to share his thoughts on America’s current condition and his vision for the country’s future. But this year, before Trump’s address in the House of Representatives, senators will take …

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WH Invites Venezuelan Opposition Leader To SOTU

Bloomberg News reports: Venezuelan opposition leader Juan Guaido plans to attend President Donald Trump’s State of the Union address on Tuesday as a guest of the White House, according to three people familiar with the matter. Guaido’s attendance provides a high-profile platform for the Venezuelan National Assembly leader as he seeks to revive support for his bid to oust President …

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Dem Rep To Bring Epstein Victim As SOTU Guest

Just in via press release: Congresswoman Jackie Speier (D-CA), Co-Chair of the Democratic Women’s Caucus, will bring survivor Courtney Wild as her guest to the 2020 State of the Union. Courtney is the namesake of the bipartisan Courtney Wild Crime Victims’ Rights Reform Act of 2019, introduced by Rep. Speier with Reps. Scott Perry (R-PA), Lois Frankel (D-FL), and Mo …

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Michigan Governor To Deliver Dem SOTU Response

Michigan Live reports: Gov. Gretchen Whitmer will be providing the official Democratic response to President Donald Trump’s State of the Union Address, Congressional leaders announced Friday. House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, D-Calif., and Senate Democratic Leader Chuck Schumer, D-N.Y., praised Whitmer’s work as governor and as a former lawmaker in Michigan in a statement announcing the decision. Pelosi said Whitmer’s work …

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Graham: Trump Wants Trial Over By SOTU Address

CNN reports: Asked Sunday about Trump’s mood and expectations ahead of arguments that are set to begin Tuesday, Graham, a close ally of the President, said Trump is optimistic the trial will go in his favor. “His mood is to go to the State of the Union with this behind him and talk about what he wants to do for …

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Pelosi Formally Invites Trump To Give SOTU Address

NBC News reports: Less than 48 hours after she gaveled in the votes making him the third president to be impeached in United States history, House Speaker Nancy Pelosi invited Donald Trump to deliver his State of the Union address before a joint session of Congress on Feb. 4. The three-paragraph letter to the president says she’s extending the invitation …

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Bad Lip Reading Trump’s SOTU 2019 Address [VIDEO]

The Thrillist reports: If you follow the series, you may have been waiting for this to arrive. Bad Lip Reading’s newest video is a send-up of Donald Trump’s State of the Union address on February 5. Lovers of chaos and non-sequiturs may have been disappointed that the President stayed mostly on-script during the speech. (Even if the script wasn’t enjoyed …

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