The president’s State of the Union speech: Why it matters

The speech to a joint session of Congress is an opportunity for the president to review the past year’s accomplishments and preview his agenda for the coming year. But the speech at the U.S. Capitol every January or February also illustrates U.S. democracy in action. It is the only other time that all branches of ...
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Executive Order on Providing for the Closing of Executive Departments and Agencies of the Federal Government on December 24, 2018

By the authority vested in me as President by the Constitution and the laws of the United States of America, it is hereby ordered as follows: Section 1. All executive departments and agencies of the Federal Government shall be closed and their employees excused from duty on Monday, December 24, 2018, the day before Christmas ...
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