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Top Democrat Nancy Pelosi rips copy of Trump speech

Feb 05, 2020 - 12:54 PM

The tension between Trump and his Democratic nemesis was palpable from the outset, as Pelosi extended her hand for a handshake – and the president failed to return the favor

TEARING. US Vice President Mike Pence claps as Speaker of the US House of Representatives Nancy Pelosi appears to rip a copy of US President Donald Trump speech after he delivers the State of the Union address at the US Capitol in Washington, DC, on February 4, 2020. Photo by Mandel Ngan/AFP

2-day Trump-Kim summit calls for real progress – analysts

Feb 06, 2019 - 7:25 PM

Delivering his State of the Union on Tuesday, February 5, Donald Trump says the time and place are set: Vietnam on February 27 and 28

SECOND SUMMIT. In this file photo, US President Donald Trump (R) gestures as he meets with North Korea's leader Kim Jong-un (L) at the start of their historic US-North Korea summit, at the Capella Hotel on Sentosa island in Singapore on June 12, 2018. File photo by Saul Loeb/AFP

Nobel winner Murad, Guaido envoy invited to Trump's State of the Union

Feb 05, 2019 - 9:51 AM

Nadia Murad and Carlos Vecchio are among this year's high-profile guests for Donald Trump's State of the Union address

INVITED. Nadia Murad photo by Sabah Arar?AFP. Carlos Vecchio phoot by Jim Watson/AFP

Stacey Abrams to deliver Democrat rebuttal to Trump speech

Jan 30, 2019 - 12:47 PM

Stacey Abrams is a former Georgia legislative leader but holds no current political office, an unusual status for someone delivering a national party's response to the president

REBUTTAL. This file photo shows then Democratic Gubernatorial candidate Stacey Abrams addressing supporters at an election watch party on November 6, 2018 in Atlanta, Georgia. File photo by Jessica McGowan/Getty Images/AFP

Trump re-invited to deliver State of the Union on February 5

Jan 29, 2019 - 7:06 AM

The date is just 10 days before the deadline for lawmakers and the president to agree on a border security package that averts a subsequent government shutdown

TRUMP. In this file photo taken on January 14, 2019, US President Donald Trump speaks to the media as he departs the White House in Washington, DC. Photo by Jim Watson/AFP

Trump delays State of Union speech until government shutdown ends

Jan 24, 2019 - 2:43 PM

Donald Trump backs down in a spat with Democrats over his State of the Union address, agreeing to delay it until a US government shutdown ends

NO SPEECH. In this file photo taken on October 09, 2018, US President Donald Trump talks to the press as leaves the White House by the South lawn. Photo by Olivier Douliery/AFP

War of words rages as Pelosi blocks Trump's speech to Congress

Jan 24, 2019 - 9:25 AM

Trump tell reporters, the 'State of the Union speech has been cancelled by Nancy Pelosi because she doesn't want to hear the truth' about border security, adding that he is considering an 'alternative' for the speech

(COMBO) This combination of file pictures created on January 17, 2019 shows a photo taken on January 9, 2019, of US Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi , in Washington, DC and a photo taken on January 14, 2019, of US President Donald Trump in Washington, DC. President Donald Trump insisted January 23, 2019 that his State of the Union speech next week will take place in the chamber of the lower house of Congress, regardless of the Democratic speaker's attempt to disinvite him. The spat about where the annual political set-piece will be staged is a sideshow to the struggle between the White House and Democrats in Congress over the now 33-day partial government shutdown.Trump wrote to Speaker Nancy Pelosi, saying: "It would be so very sad for our Country if the State of the Union were not delivered on time, on schedule, and very importantly, on location!"  SAUL LOEB, Jim WATSON / AFP

North Korea slams Trump's 'sinister' State of the Union address

Feb 04, 2018 - 7:00 PM

The comments follow months of fiery rhetoric between the two countries

DECLINE. Relations between the two countries reached fresh lows last year as North Korea launched a series of missile tests with President Trump firing back. Photo by Rappler

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Obama hopes to stoke optimism in farewell union address

Jan 11, 2016 - 8:21 AM

Obama will ditch the traditional hour long laundry list of the year s legislative priorities and instead look beyond his presidency

In this file photo, US President Barack Obama delivers the State of The Union address on January 20, 2015, at the US Capitol in Washington, DC. Mandel Ngan/Pool/AFP

WATCH: YouTube stars quiz Obama

Jan 23, 2015 - 11:22 PM

Bethany Mota Hank Green and GloZell Green talk to the US president on recent State of the Union address

Russia says US 'wants to dominate the world'

Jan 22, 2015 - 12:04 AM

But at the same time Lavrov appeared to commend Obama for what he called Washington s growing realization that ISIS militants presented the most serious threat in Syria

Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov. File photo by EPA/Maxim Shipenkov

Opportunity for all

Jan 29, 2014 - 10:59 AM

In the coming months let’s see where else we can make progress together Let’s make this a year of action

STATE OF THE UNION. US President Barack Obama delivers his State of the Union address on Capitol Hill in Washington, January 28, 2014. Larry Downing/AFP/Pool

US stocks rise despite Apple hit

Jan 29, 2014 - 12:01 AM

Despite a disappointing outlook from Apple US stocks moved higher in early trade

US STOCKS RISE. A trader works on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange on the evening of January 7, 2014 in New York City. Andrew Burton/Getty Images/AFP

New GM CEO to join First Lady at Obama speech

Jan 28, 2014 - 7:12 PM

The White House announced that Mary Barra 51 a veteran of General Motors will be front and center when President Barack Obama delivers his speech on his policy outline for the year 2014

GM'S NEW CEO. Mary Barra, the new CEO of US carmaker General Motors GM addresses the media during a news conference at the headquarters of the company's German subsidiary Opel in Ruesselsheim, on January 27, 2014. Daniel Roland/AFP

Obama grasps for momentum in 2014 State of the Union address

Jan 26, 2014 - 8:42 PM

Obama will seize one of his diminishing windows to command the domestic political stage and literally talk over the heads of lawmakers blocking his agenda to speak directly to the American people

OBAMA'S FIFTH SOTU. US President Barack Obama will deliver his 5th State of the Union (SOTU) Address on Tuesday, January 28 (Wednesday, January 29, in the Philippines). File photo by Mandel Ngan/AFP

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Obama signs cybersecurity executive order

Feb 13, 2013 - 1:35 PM

President Obama signs executive order to enhance US cybersecurity while maintaining privacy and civil liberties protections

US President Barack Obama waves before delivering his annual State of the Union address to a joint session of Congress at the US Capitol on February 12, 2013, in Washington. AFP PHOTO/Paul J. Richards