State of the Union

Four Democrats Refuse to Attend State of the Union

"The thought of spending Tuesday night in the House Chamber, listening to the reckless, self-centered man who occupies the White House holds no interest for me," Representative Earl Blumenauer of Oregon said in a statement.

State Official Wants Public Hanging for Cop Killers

Alabama State Auditor Jim Zeigler wrote to President Donald Trump urging him to mandate public hangings for people who kill law enforcement officers and to fast-track their executions.

Colbert Suggests Cardi B Give SOTU Rebuttal

New York rapper Cardi B has recently sparred with conservative talk show hosts, spawning Stephen Colbert to start a petition to let her give the Democratic rebuttal to the State of the Union address.

Trump's 'Vanity' May End Shutdown, Author Claims

Tony Schwartz, who helped pen "The Art of the Deal," suggested Trump may end the shutdown to deliver his State of the Union address: "It's always, always about his vanity."

WH 'Not Too Concerned' About 'Details' On Afghanistan

"We cannot recall a more absurd misstatement of history by an American President," The Wall Street Journal wrote, criticizing the president for a rambling, dishonest characterization of the Soviet presence in Afghanistan.