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Guests help Trump highlight State of the Union themes

By DARLENE SUPERVILLE | February 4, 2020

WASHINGTON (AP) — A mother who lost her Army husband to a roadside bomb in Iraq. A man whose brother was killed by someone the White House contends should have been deported rather than released from jail. A 2-year-old girl born at 21 weeks.The three...

The Latest: Michigan Gov. Whitmer delivers response to Trump

February 4, 2020

WASHINGTON (AP) — The latest on the president's State of the Union speech (all times local):11:25 p.m.Michigan Gov. Gretchen Whitmer has used Democrats' response to President Donald Trump's State of the Union address to swivel from impeachment to working-class...

Text of President Trump’s 2020 State of the Union address

February 4, 2020

WASHINGTON (AP) — Text of President Donald Trump's 2020 State of the Union address, as provided by the White House:Madam Speaker, Mr. Vice President, Members of Congress, the First Lady of the United States, and my fellow citizens:Three years ago, we...

Takeaways from State of the Union: Economy, not impeachment

By JILL COLVIN, LISA MASCARO, and ALAN FRAM | February 4, 2020

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump leaned hard on the strong U.S. economy as he made the case for his reelection in the State of the Union address — and he threw in a few theatrical flourishes.MUST SEE TVTrump has often seemed to conduct his...

Radio host Limbaugh awarded Presidential Medal of Freedom

By MATTHEW DALY | February 4, 2020

WASHINGTON (AP) — Conservative talk radio host Rush Limbaugh was awarded the Presidential Medal of Freedom, the nation's highest civilian honor, during the State of the Union address Tuesday night.Limbaugh, 69, a staunch supporter of President Donald...

Venezuela opposition leader attends State of the Union

By AAMER MADHANI | February 4, 2020

WASHINGTON (AP) — Venezuelan opposition leader Juan Guaidó drew a standing ovation from Republicans and Democrats in a rare moment of political unity as President Donald Trump delivered his State of the Union speech Tuesday.Trump called Guaidó the...

Sans gavel, Roberts is among 4 justices at Trump speech

By MARK SHERMAN | February 4, 2020

WASHINGTON (AP) — Chief Justice John Roberts, lately a fixture at the Senate impeachment trial of President Donald Trump, was among the four Supreme Court justices in the House of Representatives for the president’s State of the Union speech Tuesday.Roberts...

Trump faces accusers: What to watch during his big speech

By LAURIE KELLMAN | February 4, 2020

WASHINGTON (AP) — Who's clapping now?On the brink of his Senate acquittal, President Donald Trump will be unleashing “relentless optimism” during his third State of the Union address, a speech designed to pivot from his impeachment to his drive...

AP Exclusive: Border apprehensions drop 8 straight months

By COLLEEN LONG and BEN FOX | February 3, 2020

WASHINGTON (AP) — The number of border apprehensions has dropped for the eighth straight month, following crackdowns by the Trump administration that include forcing asylum seekers back over the U.S.-Mexico border to wait out their claims, a Homeland...

Trump trial closing arguments aim at voters, history

By LISA MASCARO and ERIC TUCKER | February 3, 2020

WASHINGTON (AP) — Closing arguments Monday in President Donald Trump's impeachment trial were directed more toward history than to sway the outcome, one final chance to influence public opinion and set the record ahead of his expected acquittal in the...

Michigan governor to take national stage to rebut Trump

By DAVID EGGERT | February 3, 2020

LANSING, Mich. (AP) — Democrats are putting Gov. Gretchen Whitmer of Michigan on the national stage Tuesday to rebut President Donald Trump, elevating a fresh face and casting an election-year spotlight on a swing state in the Midwest as the party looks...

2020 Watch: Now it’s time for real votes to shape field

By STEVE PEOPLES | February 3, 2020

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — Presidential politics move fast. What we're watching heading into a new week on the 2020 campaign:———Days to Iowa caucuses: 0Days to general election: 274———THE NARRATIVEThe end of the beginning is here. After a year...