President Joe Biden on Tuesday night delivered his second State of the Union address in a pivotal moment as he laid out not only his accomplishments and agenda but made the case for his leadership ahead of an expected announcement on running for reelection.
Unlike his first two years in office, Republicans now control the House of Representatives and Speaker Kevin McCarthy, sitting behind the president for the first time, has threatened to block Biden's agenda.
Partners at FiveThirtyEight provided analysis in the blog below before, during and after Biden's speech.
Here's how the story developed:
- Rep. Ciscomani gives Spanish-language rebuttal to State of the Union
- 'Democrats have failed you,' Sanders says in GOP response
- Can lawmakers actually 'finish the job' on police reform, as Biden wants?
- President ends on optimism about bridging American divides
- Biden seems to be trying to remind voters of his accomplishments
- On health care, Biden says there is still more to do
- Biden flaunts a growing economy through infrastructure and manufacturing inroads