Tuesday/ the State of the Union 🇺🇸

President Biden bragged nearly a dozen times about his administration’s accomplishments, but said he had more to do.
[Picture by Haiyun Jiang/The New York Times]
President Biden has not yet officially announced that he is running for a second term in 2024. He seemed energized tonight during the State of the Union address, though— taking on Republican shouters with ‘sharp retorts and even a sense of humor in some moments’, as the New York Times put it.

Further reporting from the New York Times:
President Biden delivered a plea to Republicans on Tuesday for unity in his second State of the Union address, but vowed not to back off his economic agenda and offered no far-reaching, new ideas in a speech filled with a familiar litany of exhortations from more than four decades in political life.

Reading rapidly through his prepared remarks and occasionally sparring with his congressional adversaries in real time, Mr. Biden — at 80 the oldest president in history — used the biggest platform of his office to frame his argument for an expected re-election bid by portraying Republican policy proposals as out of step with most Americans even as he offered to work across the aisle.

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