State of the Union Preview
On January 29, 2018 -- the eve of President Trump’s historic first State of the Union address -- influential lawmakers and plugged-in political analysts previewed the president’s speech and looked ahead to the coming legislative year at a live news event at The Washington Post.
Speakers also assessed the first year of the Trump presidency, discussed the 2018 policy agenda and addressed the opportunities and obstacles for finding common ground on Capitol Hill.
A View from the White House
Kellyanne Conway, Counselor to President Donald J. Trump, frames the upcoming State of the Union address and the administration’s 2018 agenda.
Kellyanne Conway, Counselor to President Donald J. Trump, spoke at The Washington Post on January 29, 2018 about what to expect from President Trump’s first State of the Union address.
Kellyanne Conway, Counselor to President Donald J. Trump, comments on FBI Deputy Director Andrew McCabe’s departure: "The White House has nothing to do with that decision."
Kellyanne Conway, Counselor to President Donald J. Trump, spoke at The Washington Post on January 29, 2018 about a classified House Intelligence Committee memo alleging abuses of the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act.
Kellyanne Conway, Counselor to President Donald J. Trump, spoke at The Washington Post on January 29, 2018 about reports that President Trump wanted special counsel Robert S. Mueller III fired.
Kellyanne Conway, Counselor to President Donald J. Trump, spoke at The Washington Post on January 29, 2018 about workplace sexual harassment and the impact of the #MeToo movement.
Kellyanne Conway
Counselor to President Donald J. Trump
Kellyanne Conway is currently serving as Counselor to President Donald Trump and recently served as the Campaign Manager to the Trump-Pence Presidential campaign, becoming the first woman to successfully manage a presidential campaign. Conway is also the Founder and former President of The Polling Company, Inc./WomanTrend, currently in its 21st year of operation.
Interviewed by Philip Rucker
Philip Rucker is the White House Bureau Chief for The Washington Post.
One-on-One with the House Democratic Leader
Nancy Pelosi, the longtime leader of House Democrats, discusses her party’s legislative and political goals for the year ahead at The Washington Post on January 29, 2018.
Nancy Pelosi, Democratic Leader of the U.S. House of Representatives, spoke at The Washington Post on January 29, 2018 about immigration legislation and the president’s proposed border wall.
Nancy Pelosi, Democratic Leader of the U.S. House of Representatives, spoke at The Washington Post on January 29, 2018 about President Trump’s proposed infrastructure plan.
Nancy Pelosi, Democratic Leader of the U.S. House of Representatives, spoke at The Washington Post on January 29, 2018 about the controversy surrounding a classified House Intelligence Committee memo.
Nancy Pelosi, Democratic Leader of the U.S. House of Representatives spoke at The Washington Post on Jan. 29 about the recently passed Republican tax overhaul.
Nancy Pelosi, Democratic Leader of the U.S. House of Representatives, spoke at The Washington Post on January 29, 2018 about her expectations for the Democratic Party during the 2018 midterm elections.
Nancy Pelosi
Democratic Leader, U.S. House of Representatives
Nancy Pelosi is the Democratic Leader of the U.S. House of Representatives for the 114th Congress. From 2007 to 2011, Pelosi served as Speaker of the House, the first woman to do so in American history. For 30 years, Leader Pelosi has represented San Francisco, California's 12th District, in Congress. She has led House Democrats for more than 12 years and previously served as House Democratic Whip.
Interviewed by Karen Tumulty
Karen Tumulty is a National Political Correspondent for The Washington Post.
Communication in the Trump Era
Three seasoned political operatives and a member of Congress offer their predictions for the president’s speech and discuss the relevance of the State of the Union address in modern political times.
Three seasoned political operatives and a member of Congress spoke at The Washington Post on January 29, 2018 about the president’s State of the Union address.
Three seasoned political operatives and a Congressman spoke at The Washington Post on January 29, 2018 about President Trump’s unique style and controversial rhetoric.
Three seasoned political operatives and a member of Congress discuss what they can expect from President Trump during the year ahead and the 2018 midterm election season.
Former White House Press Secretary Ari Fleischer discusses FBI Deputy Director Andrew McCabe’s decision to step down and whether it will impact the president's State of the Union address.
Donna Brazile
Former Chairwoman, Democratic National Committee
Veteran Democratic political strategist Donna Brazile is the former Chair of the Democratic National Committee (DNC). For over 40 years Brazile, former Vice-Chair of Civic Engagement and Voter Participation, has been an active member of the Democratic Party.
Ari Fleischer
Former White House Press Secretary
Ari Fleischer served as White House press secretary for President George W. Bush, from 2001 to 2003. He previously served as the senior communications adviser and spokesman for the Bush-Cheney presidential campaign.
Rep. Eric Swalwell
(D-Calif.)
Congressman Eric Swalwell was elected to represent California’s Fifteenth Congressional District in 2012 and is now in his third term. He serves on the House Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence, the House Judiciary Committee, and is the top Democrat on the Subcommittee on the Central Intelligence Agency (CIA).
David Urban
President, American Continental Group
David Urban joined the Trump campaign working as an adviser in the Pennsylvania and Indiana primaries and later moved to the Republican Convention in Cleveland where he served as the campaign’s senior political liaison. After the convention, Urban was named as a Senior Adviser on the campaign.
Moderated by Libby Casey
Libby Casey is the Politics and Accountability Anchor for The Washington Post.
The Outlook for Bipartisanship on Capitol Hill
Sen. Shelley Moore Capito (R-W.Va.) and Sen. Angus King (I-Maine) talk about the legislative climate of President Trump’s first year in office and assess prospects for working across the aisle.
Sen. Shelley Moore Capito (R-W.Va.) and Sen. Angus King (I-Maine) spoke at The Washington Post on January 29, 2018 about opportunities for both parties to cooperate.
Sen. Shelley Moore Capito (R-W.Va.) spoke at The Washington Post on January 29, 2018 about legislation that she put forward in Congress making sexual harassment training mandatory.
Sen. Shelley Moore Capito (R-W.Va.) and Sen. Angus King (I-Maine) spoke at The Washington Post on January 29, 2018 about the issues they agree and disagree on with the president.
Sen. Shelley Moore Capito
(R-W.Va.)
Senator Shelley Moore Capito was elected to the United States Senate in 2014. She is the first female U.S. Senator in West Virginia’s history, and serves on the Appropriations Committee, the Environment and Public Works Committee, the Rules and Administration Committee, and the Commerce, Science and Transportation Committee.
Sen. Angus King
(I-Maine)
Senator Angus King was sworn in as Maine’s first Independent United States Senator in 2013. Senator King is a member of the Armed Services Committee, the Select Committee on Intelligence, the Committee on Energy and Natural Resources, the Committee on the Budget, and the Committee on Rules and Administration.
Moderated by Ed O’Keefe
Ed O’Keefe is a Congressional Reporter for The Washington Post.
Sponsor Remarks
On January 29, Catherine Monson, Chief Executive Officer of FASTSIGNS International, delivers sponsor remarks at The Washington Post.
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