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This may have been the best speech Trump has given since he entered politics in June 2015, and people rooting for his imminent demise may be disappointed.
Fact Checker
Here’s a round-up of 13 of the more notable claims in Trump's first address to Congress.
President Trump knew what his best applause line of the night was — and he kept it going and going. For one minute and 42 seconds, Trump led a standing ovation in a divided chamber as he recognized Carryn Owens, the widow of a Navy SEAL who died in Yemen during a risky counterterrorism operation.
In his first joint address to Congress, President Trump touched on his plans to overhaul the nation’s health-care system and tax code, but it was short on specifics and heavy on lofty prose. Struggling to steer a bitterly divided nation with his job-approval ratings at historic lows, Trump effectively pleaded with Americans to give him a chance.
Trump’s rhetoric took him to a new and loftier plane, but the goals he spelled out were the familiar and divisive ones that have left little room for compromise and conciliation.
The Daily 202
If you listened carefully, you could hear the voices of a few of the president's top aides, but none more so than chief strategist Stephen K. Bannon, as channeled by Stephen Miller, and Ivanka Trump.
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The Maryland governor said the step is necessary to better combat a growing epidemic of fatal overdoses from heroin, fentanyl and other opioids.
For all of the quarterback's self-effacing exterior and team-first demeanor, it’s his confidence in himself that has accounted for each of the improbable steps in his career.
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Federal prosecutors are accusing the officers of robbing people, filing false reports and claiming fraudulent overtime.
A criminal complaint said the student had just left campus when an SUV pulled beside him. For the next two hours, he was forced to visit four banks, a Best Buy and a jewelry store.
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The president said he is open to a plan that could provide a pathway to legal status — but not citizenship — for potentially millions of people who are in the United States illegally and who have not committed serious crimes.
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Throughout the election campaign, Trump proclaimed that he would be the military's president. But there's growing bipartisan disquiet with Trump's initiatives, particularly proposed cuts to the U.S.'s foreign aid programs.
Fillon's dwindling popularity might provide a boost to France’s anti-immigrant National Front before the first round of voting in late April.
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