President Trump delivered his first State of the Union Tuesday night. Read through Yahoo News’ full coverage below, including commentary from Chief Washington Correspondent Olivier Knox who was in the House chamber for the address.
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We're expecting a number of responses, including from Rep. Joe Kennedy, D-Mass.; Sen. Bernie Sanders, I-Vt.; and Del. Elizabeth Guzman, a Democrat in Virginia's statehouse, who will be delivering her address in Spanish.
ASSOCIATED PRESS FACT CHECK HEALTH CARE
TRUMP: "We repealed the core of the disastrous Obamacare — the individual mandate is now gone."
THE FACTS: No, it's not gone. It's going, in 2019. People who go without insurance this year are still subject to fines.
Congress did repeal the unpopular requirement that most Americans carry insurance or risk a tax penalty, but that takes effect next year.
It's a far cry from what Trump and the GOP-led Congress set out to do last year, which was to scrap most of the sweeping Obama-era health law and replace it with a Republican alternative. The GOP blueprint would have left millions more Americans uninsured, making it even more unpopular than Obamacare.
Other major parts of the overhaul remain in place, including its Medicaid expansion, protections for people with pre-existing conditions, guaranteed "essential" health benefits, and subsidized private health insurance for people with modest incomes.
128 United Nations countries voted last month demanding that the United States rescind its declaration recognizing Jerusalem, the contested holy city, as the capital of Israel.