Elena Kagan

What to watch in tonight's State of the Union: Trump's adjectives, Melania, boycotts

What to watch in tonight's State of the Union: Trump's adjectives, Melania, boycotts

The state of the union is ... great again? Or not quite?

A year into his presidency, President Donald Trump will stand before the nation Tuesday night to account for his promise to "make America great again" amid talk of a rising threat of nuclear war and special counsel Robert Mueller's probe of Trump's 2016 campaign and potential obstruction of justice.

For both parties, the speech operates like the pop of a starting gun for the midterm elections, when Republicans will defend their majorities in the House and Senate.

Here's a look at what to watch:

How superlative?

White House spokeswoman Sarah Huckabee Sanders on Monday...

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