Headline RoundupFebruary 7th, 2023

Previewing Biden's 2023 State of the Union

AllSides Summary

President Joe Biden will give his second State of the Union address on Tuesday evening, and is expected to intensify his message that Republicans and Democrats can work together.

The Details: Biden is expected to address a number of issues such as immigration reform, the debt ceiling, Russia's invasion of Ukraine, crime, and police brutality.  Arkansas Governor Sarah Huckabee Sanders will deliver the Republican response.

Key Quotes: "I think what the No. 1 thing [the president] should be conveying is a positive message about the [law enforcement] profession and how the profession is a normal one. The profession is an honorable one," said Larry Cosme, president of the Federal Law Enforcement Officers Association (FLEOA). “To me, it sort of sets the stage for I think what’s going to be just a consequential battle this year between Joe Biden and House Republicans,” said Robert Gibbs, who served as former President Barack Obama’s press secretary.

For Context: The address will take place amid a divided Congress and an expected upcoming announcement from Biden that he will seek re-election.

How the Media Covered it: Sources across the political spectrum previewed the address, and focused on speculation about what Biden's main talking points will be.

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