There are dueling bills in front of Congress, both backed by Republicans. One would expand Trump's tariff authority, while the other would check it.
State of the Union
But Amash's reaction wasn't all positive.
Plus: New York's CBD-foods crackdown, Laura Loomer gets booted from PayPayl, and more hits from last night's speech.
He was off script, and he probably hasn't checked with his ultra-restrictionist White House aide Stephen Miller.
"The agenda I will lay out this evening is not a Republican Agenda or a Democrat Agenda. It is the agenda of the American People."Listen
The president talks a good game about driving into the future, but his eyes are glued to the rear-view mirror.
Or the $22 trillion (and counting) national debt. Or the entitlement programs that will continue adding to them.
Rebuilding America’s ‘Crumbling Infrastructure’ Gets Half-Hearted Shoutout in Trump’s State of the Union Address
The president proposed a $1.5 trillion infrastructure plan in his previous State of the Union address.
Sanders is an avowed democratic socialist.
Ending the spread of HIV is within our reach, but the administration's approach to opioid abuse is a problem.
But there's a long way to go before patients have control over their own medical care.
"America is a Nation that believes in redemption."
The president's speech was a mixed bag on foreign policy.
But she provided very little evidence to back up her claims.
The Last Word is what every politician wants. It's better in boozy form.
The Libertarian Party State of the Union: ‘Americans deserve better’ than ‘Republicans and Democrats careen[ing] toward socialism and fascism’
Riverside County Supervisor Jeff Hewitt delivers the L.P.'s prebuttal to tonight's SOTU, while the L.A. Times asks whether Hewitt can "make a fringe party mainstream."
Some Democrats Are Mad at Bernie Sanders for Daring to Give SOTU Rebuttal—After Stacey Abrams Gives Hers
"Why is he talking over the black woman our party chose to speak for us?"
Trump’s State of the Union Will Probably Be About a Border Wall That 60% of Americans Say They Don’t Want
The president has devoted himself to a pointless, self-defeating project.
The shutdown may force the government to cancel the State of the Union.
Partisan politics is awful.
U.S. presidents like to go looking for dragons to slay.
The war will continue until further notice.
The president's comments adhered pretty closely to past statements but offered little added detail.
If a Republican president can't address a Republican-controlled Congress without paying lip service to the idea of cutting spending, what good are Republicans?
Conflating illegal immigration in general with criminal gangs is wrong, and will lead to bad, wasteful, damaging immigration policy.
A bill in Congress would follow the states and allow greater access.
Some of Trump's economic policies could be good for everyone, including African Americans. But those numbers aren't his doing.
"We will embark on reforming our prisons to help former inmates who have served their time get a second chance."
So it's come to this.
We can fantasize, can't we?
Donald Trump will continue the awful tradition of showcasing "Skutniks" at the State of the Union address.
Calls for national political "unity" are problematic.
Barack Obama's parting "moon shot" in his State of the Union is inane, but there *are* ways to do government programs right.
...is everything that's wrong with politics
Optimism about America comes despite politicians not because of them
The South Carolina governor defended immigrants of every race and religion.
What successes were those?
The income inequality obsession leads to whiplash.