Kansas City Considers Prez Biden's 'Santos' State Of The Union

There weren't many local connections BUT I was also playing video games whilst pretending to listen.

The only thing that stood out to this blogger is the federal demand to have even more control over your personal tracking device mobile phone. 

Also, Senator Mitt Romney yelling at a former drag queen was kinda fun . . . But it might have been better if there was a dance-off. 

Everything else was just the same kind of empty promises and promotion of the next war that hopefully won't go nuclear. 

Here are some of the highlights from our reading . . .

Biden to urge GOP lawmakers to 'finish the job'

But a symbol of the new fault lines in Washington will be just over Biden's left shoulder. He delivered last year's State of the Union, and 2021's address to Congress, with Nancy Pelosi seated behind him in her role as House speaker.

Biden booed during State of the Union for claiming GOP wants to cut Social Security, Medicare

President Biden was scolded by a wide swath of Republican lawmakers for dubiously claiming they want to cut Social Security and Medicare. During his second State of the Union address Tuesday night, Biden face strong resistance from the GOP, who he accused of wanting to take the economy "hostage."

Sarah Huckabee Sanders draws sharp contrast with Democrats in GOP rebuttal

Sanders called Biden “unfit to serve as commander in chief,” said his “weakness puts our nation and the world at risk” and described the political landscape in dire terms. “The dividing line in America is no longer between right or left. The choice is between normal or crazy,” she said.

Biden says police who 'violate' trust should be held accountable in State of the Union

WASHINGTON, Feb 7 (Reuters) - U.S. President Joe Biden on Tuesday renewed his call for police reform, saying officers who "violate the public trust" should be held accountable and law enforcement officials should be given the necessary training and be held to higher standards.

Biden vows "to protect" country in State of the Union speech, refers to China balloon

WASHINGTON, Feb 7 (Reuters) - U.S. President Joe Biden said in his State of the Union address on Tuesday that he would cooperate with great power rival China, but vowed "to protect our country," a reference to a Chinese spy balloon that traveled across America last week.

Biden State of the Union 2023: Enhancing the state of health equity

Biden should lay out well-defined plan to address existing public health challenges and COVID-related health inequalities in his State of the Union Address.

Cameras catch Santos interactions before Biden's State of the Union address

Rep. George Santos (R-N.Y.) is getting some attention during his first State of the Union address. Cameras on Tuesday evening caught the embattled congressman, who wore a bright orange tie to the affair, mingling with lawmakers before President Biden's speech on Tuesday, after he managed to work himself into the aisle in the chamber during...

Romney excoriates Santos, says he's a 'sick puppy' who should have been 'sitting in the back row' during Biden address

WASHINGTON - Sen. Mitt Romney, R-Utah, chided Rep. George Santos, R-N.Y., Tuesday night ahead of President Joe Biden's address in what appeared to be a tense exchange on the House floor. Santos, who has faced calls to resign after he admitted to lying about much of his background, had positioned himself along the chamber's middle aisle ahead of Biden's speech.

Romney told Santos 'You don't belong here' in tense exchange in House chamber before SOTU | CNN Politics

Republican Sen. Mitt Romney of Utah told GOP Rep. George Santos of New York: "You don't belong here," according to a member who witnessed the tense exchange in the House of Representatives chamber Tuesday night.

Read President Biden's State of the Union speech

subscribe to The NPR Politics Podcast podcast Remarks of President Joe Biden State of the Union Address As Prepared for Delivery The United States Capitol Mr. Speaker. Madam Vice President. Our First Lady and Second Gentleman. Members of Congress and the Cabinet. Leaders of our military.

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