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US President Joe Biden arrives to deliver the State of the Union address as U.S. Vice President Kamala Harris (L) and House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) look on during a joint session of Congress in the U.S. Capitol House Chamber on March 1, 2022.

President Joe Biden used his first State of the Union address on Tuesday night to reassert America as a leading global voice for democracy and condemn Russian President Vladimir Putin for starting an “unprovoked” war in Ukraine. Read more»

President Joe Biden delivering the 'State of the Union' speech on Tuesday night.

"We are the only nation on Earth that has always turned every crisis we have faced into an opportunity. The only nation that can be defined by a single word: possibilities." Read more»

President Joe Biden’s first State of the Union address is set to focus significantly on the economy, with the former member of the U.S. Senate calling on Congress to pass much of the agenda stalled in the so-called Build Back Better bill. Read more»

President Trump's address included false and misleading claims on jobs, wages, energy, immigration and more. Read more»

A young boy from Scottsdale and the parents of slain Prescott native Kayla Mueller were among President Donald Trump’s surprise guests for his State of the Union address Tuesday night. Read more»

The complete transcript of President Donald Trump's 'State of the Union' address, delivered Tuesday night. Read more»

For more than an hour Tuesday, President Trump talked about a “Great American Comeback” that has occurred under his administration in a State of the Union address that Democrats said instead described “a parallel universe.” Read more»

Arizona lawmakers appear to understand that their guests can bring along attention, with many bringing guests to President Trump’s State of the Union to highlight issues ranging from health care to immigration and border security. Read more»

Trump delivering the 2019 State of the Union address.

The text of President Donald Trump's 2019 State of the Union address, as prepared for delivery and released by the White House: Read more»

Rincon High School senior Guadalupe 'Lupita' Romero, 17, was a guest of Rep. Martha McSally, R-Tucson, at the State of the Union. Romero, a member of the Boys and Girls club of Tucson for seven years, was recently named youth of the year for her leadership activities.

While the rest of the nation watched from their living rooms, a handful of Arizonans had front-row seats to President Obama’s final State of the Union address. First lady Michelle Obama hosted two state residents, while Rep. Martha McSally brought a member of the Boys and Girls Club of Tucson to Washington for the event. Read more»

A State of the Union viewing party in Ohio.

We found a few overstatements and cherry-picked numbers among the applause lines and proposals in President Obama’s State of the Union address. Read more»

President Barack Obama

The president makes misleading claims in his effort to sell a universal preschool plan. Read more»

When it comes to absentee and mail-in voting, researchers and voting rights advocates aren’t sure the convenience is worth the potential for hundreds of thousands of rejected ballots. Read more» 1

At last week's State of the Union address, Michelle Obama was joined by 102-year-old Desiline Victor, who, like many in Florida and elsewhere, waited hours to vote on Election Day. "By the way," Obama said in his election speech. "We have to fix that." But how to fix it remains unclear. Read more»

US Senator Marco Rubio of Florida

Florida Sen. Marco Rubio and Kentucky Sen. Rand Paul made misleading or exaggerated claims in their responses to President Barack Obama’s State of the Union address. Read more»

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