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The state of our union is: divided

Mandated by the constitution, the State of the Union address generally includes information on budget requests as well as a report on the health of the economy and foreign affairs. It is also a way for the president to speak directly to the American people, and, in so doing, to explain and sell his initiatives.

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Elizabeth Warren: Native, nevertheless?

President Trump nicknamed Elizabeth Warren, the fiery Democratic Senator from Massachusetts, “Pocahontas” for allegedly faking Native American ancestry while working at Harvard University. 

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Midterms: Kanye and the x-factors

You can calculate the probability of elections going one way or another all night long. Throw Kanye into the mix, and you’re going to run out of ink.

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UN ambassador Nikki Haley resigns

Haley has pushed the President’s isolationist agenda at the U.N., pulling out of the Paris Climate Agreement, leaving behind UNESCO (the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization) because of its dedication of a contested West Bank site to Palestine, leaving the Iran Deal and exiting the Human Rights Council.