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State of the Union

Briana Lamb and Senator Jon Tester
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Among those at the State of the Union address in Washington, DC last night was was a 29-year-old stay-at-home mother of two from Missoula. Briana Lamb is also an activist on the issue of missing and murdered indigenous women. She was Senator Jon Tester’s guest.

U.S. Capitol illustration.
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Stacey Abrams, who narrowly lost the Georgia governor's race in November, is delivering the Democrats' response to President Trump's State of the Union address. Reporters across the NPR newsroom are annotating her remarks, adding context and analysis.

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Live Annotation: 2019 State Of The Union

Feb 5, 2019
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President Trump is delivering his State of the Union address, which the White House says will outline a "policy agenda both parties can rally behind." Yet the speech follows the longest shutdown in U.S. history, and the deadline to avoid another one is in less than two weeks. NPR reporters covering the White House, Congress, immigration, national security and more are annotating his remarks live, adding context and analysis.

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Watch Live: 2019 State Of The Union Address

Feb 5, 2019
President Donald Trump speaks in Billings, MT, Sep. 6 2018.
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President Trump is delivering a State of the Union address after a delay due to the government shutdown. Watch his speech live, followed by a Democratic response delivered by former Georgia gubernatorial candidate Stacey Abrams.

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Rep Joe Kennedy III will deliver the Democratic Party response to the 2018 State of the Union address.
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Massachusetts Rep. Joe Kennedy III, seen as a rising political star with a famous last name, will deliver the Democratic response to President Trump's State of the Union. In announcing their decision, Democratic leaders in Congress called Kennedy a "relentless fighter for working Americans." Kennedy is the grandson of the late Robert Kennedy, the former U.S. attorney general and New York senator who was assassinated in 1968. He is also the great nephew of both the late Massachusetts Sen. Edward Kennedy and the late president John F. Kennedy. While you watch the speech live, journalists across the NPR newsroom will be annotating those remarks, adding fact-checks and analysis in real time. Tune in right here. Live video and annotation for the Democratic response begin tonight after the president's speech.

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President Trump delivered his State of the Union address to Congress Tuesday night. Journalists across the NPR newsroom annotated those remarks, adding fact-checks and analysis in real time. Read more below the video.