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White House Goes After Pelosi for Ripping up Trump’s Speech

Looks like they’re going to get a lot of work done together this year.

This is probably why she did it. I don’t think he saw her hand, but maybe.

Imagine, she was stewing over this the whole speech.

Trump to Deliver State of the Union February 4

Well this could be fun. They likely will be holding the impeachment trial over in the Senate. And then everyone will go down to the Capitol Hill basement, grab a sandwich, and wall through the tunnels to the House to listen to the State of the Union.

Trump has accepted Pelosi’s “invitation,” the White House said.

Trump: “America Will Never Be a Socialist Country”

President Trump in his State of the Union address Tuesday night declared that the United States would never go down the path of socialism.

“Here, in the United States, we are alarmed by new calls to adopt socialism in our country,” Trump told Congress Tuesday night. “We are born free, and we will stay free. Tonight, we renew our resolve that America will never be a socialist country,” he said. 

“America was founded on liberty and independence — not government coercion, domination, and control.”

It was a Reaganesque moment. A line in the sand. It ranked with “Tear down this wall, Mr. Gorbachev,” and “Ich bin ein Berliner.”

The truly frightening thing is that he would even have to say it. But it needed to be said.

What were your favorite moments from this long, but extremely compelling, address?

Pelosi Suggests Trump Scrap His State of the Union Address

House Speaker Nancy Pelosi Wednesday said President Trump should consider scheduling the State of the Union address after the shutdown is over or send it in writing, citing security concerns.

I’d say the main thing going on here, beside a gratuitous insult, is that Pelosi wants to deny Trump the biggest soapbox of the year to make his case on the shutdown and the border wall.

“Sadly, given the security concerns and unless government re-opens this week, I suggest that we work together to determine another suitable date after government has re-opened for this address or for you to consider delivering your State of the Union address in writing to the Congress,” she wrote Trump.

Department of Homeland Security Secretary KirstJen Nielsen said security was no problem.

“The Department of Homeland Security and the US Secret Service are fully prepared to support and secure the State of the Union. We thank the Service for their mission focus and dedication and for all they do each day to secure our homeland,” Nielsen tweeted. 

Moderate Democrats’ SOTU Reaction: Run!

The applause in the chamber for Obama was tepid. Republicans mostly sat on their hands. But one group – moderate Democrats up for reelection this year – had a less casual reaction. Their political lives are on the line, and hearing that Obama plans to supplement his usual left wing ideology with overbearing executive action,… Continue Reading