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Biden takes on Trump over Russia, democracy in fiery State of the Union address

Updated: 3pm (AEDT) Washington DC, US Reuters President Joe Biden assailed former President Donald Trump for kowtowing to Russia, failing to care about COVID-19 and papering over the 6th January Capitol assault on Thursday in a State of the Union speech making his case for re-election in 2024. Biden, speaking before a joint session of […]

Biden predicts dark endgame for Putin in State of the Union

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Washington DC, US Reuters US President Joe Biden assailed Russian President Vladimir Putin, barred Russian flights from American airspace and led Democratic and Republican lawmakers in a rare display of unity on Tuesday in a State of the Union speech dominated by Russia’s invasion of Ukraine. “Let each of us if you’re able to stand, […]

Analysis – Breaking down Trump’s religion-heavy State of the Union

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RNS US President Donald Trump delivered a State of the Union address peppered with religious references and ideas on Tuesday evening, laying out a sweeping vision for the United States that evoked old (and contested) religious ideas and catered directly to conservative Christians who make up his base of support. The president made several appeals […]

News Special – Trump’s State of the Union garners mixed reactions among faith groups

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RNS Religious leaders and people of faith offered mixed reactions to President Trump’s Statue of the Union address on Tuesday evening, which was billed as a unifying message but which some say maintains a polarised status quo in Washington. Standing before Congress, Supreme Court justices, the Joint Chiefs of Staff and other dignitaries, the President […]