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Washington Post (February 5)

2019/ 02/ 07 by jd in Global News

“President Trump seemed as though he might never yield the podium once he got his chance Tuesday night” to deliver his State of the Union address. “In a speech that reflected endurance if not eloquence, Mr. Trump offered a thin sheen of “unity” over large helpings of the same old polarizing demagoguery,” but at even greater length!

 

New York Times (January 29, 2014)

2014/ 01/ 30 by jd in Global News

President Obama delivered his sixth annual State of the Union address to Congress. It “acknowledged the obvious: Congress has become a dead end for most of the big, muscular uses of government to redress income inequality and improve the economy for all, because of implacable Republican opposition.” The President’s determination to bypass Congress and do whatever he can to get things done without legislation is realistic: “Mr. Obama should employ every tool in his box to bypass those barriers.”

 

USA Today (January 27)

2011/ 01/ 28 by jd in Global News

Americans gave “high ratings to President Obama’s State of the Union Address,” according to a USA Today/Gallup Poll. During his third annual address to Congress, Obama focused on jobs, the budget deficit, bipartisanship and foreign policy. His address was rated positively by 65% of those surveyed, versus 28% who reacted negatively.

 

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