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State of the Union


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  • proper noun politics, US The State of the Union address, an annual event in which a president of the United States reports the status of the country, normally to a joint session of the United States Congress.


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  • So while the negotiators are going to be working hard, whether they can get a bill to the president by the State of the Union is a question mark.

    CNN Transcript Jan 3, 2010 2010

  • The new goal, talking to Democrats, is by the State of the Union, that is probably going to be late January, early February.

    CNN Transcript Dec 22, 2009 2009

  • He calls the State of the Union, and I'm quoting now, "troubled."

    CNN Transcript Jan 28, 2008 2008

  • KURTZ: Another way the White House, any White House really, Karen, manipulates the press is by days before the State of the Union, which is coming up on Tuesday, they leak little tidbits, the president's going to propose health savings accounts.

    CNN Transcript Jan 29, 2006 2006

  • He's not going to win with 61 percent, but his State of the Union will be a very effective speech because George Bush -- incidentally, like Dan Quayle, they're different in many ways -- he's an intense competitor.

    CNN Transcript Jun 5, 2005 2005

  • MR. MCCURRY: The State of the Union is a work in progress.

    Press Briefing By Mike Mccurry ITY National Archives 1997

  • The State of the Union is the first step in fixing our problems and we need to stay on and be mindful of these lessons, not for five days, but for the next five months.

    The Full Feed from 2010

  • Simply put, the State of the Union is the State of America's cities and metropolitan areas. Aktuelle Nachrichten 2010

  • Once again John Kings's socalled State of the Union continues to be the gift to the Republicans which keeps on giving.

    CNN Political Ticker 2009

  • J.E LOCKHART, FORMER PRESS SECRETARY FOR FORMER PRESIDENT WILLIAM J. CLINTON: Well, the State of the Union is the sort of peak of the president's power.

    CNN Transcript Jan 31, 2006 2006


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