State Of The Union Address

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Here’s President Trump’s first address to Congress

President Trump makes his first address to a joint session of Congress, laying out his priorities for the year.

Syrian refugee honored guest at State of the Union address

Refaai Hamo, a widowed Syrian refugee, was invited to be a special guest at President Obama's final State of the Union address.

What does transparency have to do with cheese?

The annual "Big Block of Cheese Day" is when U.S. officials take a day to directly engage with the public over social media. Here's how it started.

‘Rallying the world behind causes that are right’

On issues of global concern, "we will mobilize the world to work with us," President Obama said in his last State of the Union address.

Here’s the story behind a high-visibility speech

President Obama has many powers and responsibilities. One of them is unique: The president must “give to Congress information of the State of the Union.”

The state of speech writing in the Oval Office

Jon Favreau served as director of speech writing for President Obama from the first presidential campaign in 2007 until 2013. Here's what he's learned.

Obama calls climate change our biggest threat

In his 2015 State of the Union address, President Obama touched on a range of global challenges, but declared the environment his top concern. “No challenge...

What are President Obama’s foreign policy goals for 2015?

In his penultimate State of the Union address, President Obama told the 114th Congress, the Supreme Court, diplomatic guests and others assembled at the U.S....