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Biden nods to spy balloon in warning to China during SOTU

President Biden nodded to his decision to shoot down a suspected Chinese spy balloon as evidence that his administration will “act to protect our country” against threats from Beijing during his State of the Union address on Tuesday evening. Biden has come under intensive criticism from Republican lawmakers that he was slow to act in…

What messages are Congress members sending with their buttons?

As lawmakers attend President Biden’s State of the Union on Tuesday night, many are making statements with an assortment of pins on their lapels. Members of the Congressional Black Caucus and several other Democrats could be seen wearing large black pins that said “1870” on them, marking the year that police murdered Henry Truman, an…

Greene yells ‘liar’ after Biden remark on Medicare, Social Security during State of the Union

Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene (R-Ga.) stood up to yell “liar” as Republicans jeered President Biden for saying some in the GOP want to “sunset” Social Security and Medicare during his State of the Union address on Tuesday night. “Instead of making the wealthy pay their fair share, some Republicans — some Republicans want Social Security…

Biden gives lip service to immigration reform at SOTU

President Biden barely touched the polarizing subject of immigration in a State of the Union address focused on bipartisanship. Nearly an hour into his Tuesday speech before a joint session of Congress, Biden made a quick detour into immigration, doing his best to frame it as a bipartisan issue. “Let’s also come together on immigration…

Biden takes victory lap on climate bill in State of the Union

President Biden touted the historic climate investments in the Inflation Reduction Act, the environmental and infrastructure spending he signed into law last year, in his second State of the Union address Tuesday night. “The Inflation Reduction Act is … the most significant investment ever to tackle the climate crisis, lowering utility bills, creating American jobs,…

Watch live: Biden’s State of the Union address 

President Biden will deliver the State of the Union address to a joint session of Congress on Tuesday evening. This is Biden’s first appearance before a new Republican House majority eager to block the White House’s agenda. The speech comes days after the government said the U.S. added a stunning 517,000 jobs in January and the unemployment…