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Impeachment trial heads to historic end in frenetic week

By HOPE YEN | February 3, 2020

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump's impeachment trial heads toward a historic conclusion this week, with senators all-but-certain to acquit him on charges of abuse of power and obstruction of Congress after narrowly rejecting Democratic demands...

Trump speech to project optimism at time of bitter division

By JILL COLVIN | February 2, 2020

WASHINGTON (AP) — Standing before lawmakers in the grand-domed Capitol where his impeachment trial is still underway, President Donald Trump on Tuesday night will declare the state of the union strong, even when it is bitterly divided as he asks Americans...

Polling: Americans dissatisfied with the state of the union

By HANNAH FINGERHUT | February 1, 2020

WASHINGTON (AP) — The turbulence of impeachment, a contentious presidential campaign and a global virus health threat confront President Donald Trump as he prepares to deliver his State of the Union address Tuesday night. But one thing about the Trump...

Trump State of the Union won’t be 1st delivered amid turmoil

By KEVIN FREKING | February 1, 2020

WASHINGTON (AP) — Two decades ago, President Bill Clinton addressed a nation transfixed by impeachment. He didn’t use the I-word once in a State of the Union address that ran on for 78 minutes.Now, President Donald Trump prepares to address the nation...

Trial highlights: After drama, quick vote to block witnesses

By MATTHEW DALY | February 1, 2020

WASHINGTON (AP) — After a dramatic night and a day of expectation, the Senate voted in quick order to block Democratic calls for new witnesses and documents at President Donald Trump’s impeachment trial. The 51-49 vote Friday, just before the dinner...

Trump acquittal now likely Wednesday; Senate nixes witnesses


WASHINGTON (AP) — The Senate narrowly rejected Democratic demands to summon witnesses for President Donald Trump’s impeachment trial late Friday, all but ensuring Trump's acquittal in just the third trial to threaten a president's removal in U.S....

Trump to tout U.S. ‘comeback’ at State of the Union speech

By AAMER MADHANI | January 31, 2020

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump will use next week’s State of the Union to promote what he calls the “Great American comeback,” according to a senior administration official.The speech comes at a moment when Trump is hoping to put his...

Trump trial could end soon; Alexander says no to witnesses


WASHINGTON (AP) — Republican Sen. Lamar Alexander of Tennessee declared late Thursday night he will oppose calling more witnesses in President Donald Trump’s impeachment trial, all but dashing Democratic efforts for more testimony and pushing the...

President Donald Trump gestures as he delivers his first State of the Union address in the House chamber of the U.S. Capitol to a joint session of Congress Tuesday, Jan. 30, 2018, in Washington, as Vice President Mike Pence and House Speaker Paul Ryan applaud. (Win McNamee/Pool via AP)

Donald Trump gives State of the Union address

By Associated Press | February 1, 2018

WASHINGTON — Addressing a deeply divided nation, President Donald Trump summoned the country to a “new American moment” of unity in his first State of the Union, challenging Congress to make good on long-standing promises to fix a fractured immigration...

President Barack Obama takes the podium to give his State of the Union address Jan. 28, 2014, on Capitol Hill in Washington. This year, Obama will discuss higher education tax reform, including a permanent American Opportunity Tax Credit and a tax exemption for Pay-As-You-Earn participants.

Obama to talk higher education tax reform in State of the Union

By Jackie Nevarez | January 20, 2015

President Barack Obama is set to present higher education tax reform in today’s State of the Union Address, according to a White House news release.American Opportunity Tax CreditObama’s plan would establish a permanent American Opportunity Tax Credit,...

Editorial: Obama’s promises have small chance of becoming reality

By Northern Star Editorial Board | February 12, 2012

In his 2012 State of the Union address, President Obama promised to make university education more available to Americans.His plan included promises to freeze upcoming rises in federal student loan interest, double the number of work-study jobs available...