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Live Blog: State of the Union

President Donald Trump is delivering his first State of the Union address. His address is highlighting a strong economy and call for bipartisan action on immigration. The televised speech before a joint session of Congress comes a year after Trump took office and about a week after a three-day government shutdown spawned by a fight over the federal government budget and how to deal with hundreds of thousands of immigrants who years ago came to the country illegally as children.


President Donald Trump steps to the podium to begin his State of the Union address to a joint session of Congress on Capitol Hill in Washington, Jan. 30, 2018. Behind Trump are Vice President Mike Pence and House Speaker Paul Ryan of Wisconsin.

Trump: Excerpts from the State of the Union

State of the Union Excerpts
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Trump's first State of the Union address clocked in at 1 hour and 20 minutes.

Kennedy finishes speech with: "Politicians can be cheered for the promises they make. Our country will be judged by the promises we keep. THAT is the measure of our character. That’s who we are. Out of many. One."

Kennedy: Dreamers 'We Will Fight for You'

Kennedy: Dreamers 'We Will Fight for You'
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Kennedy: Easy to dismiss past year as chaos

Kennedy: 'Easy to Dismiss Past Year as Chaos'
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