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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

  • 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

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

    CNN Transcript Jan 28, 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

  • 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

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

    Press Briefing By Mike Mccurry

  • 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.

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

  • 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

  • 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


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