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State of the Union Preview

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State of the Union Preview hosted by The Washington Post

Monday, January 29, 2018, 2:30 - 4:30 PM
Livestreamed from Washington, D.C.

On the eve of President Trump’s historic first State of the Union address, influential lawmakers and political analysts discussed the first year of the Trump presidency, the 2018 policy agenda, and opportunities and obstacles for finding common ground on Capitol Hill. Conversations included:

A View from the White House with Kellyanne Conway, Counselor to President Donald J. Trump

One-on-One with House Democratic Leader Nancy Pelosi

Communication in the Trump Era

• Donna Brazile, former Chairwoman, Democratic National Committee

• Ari Fleischer, former White House Press Secretary

• Marc Lotter, former Special Assistant to President Donald J. Trump and former Press Secretary to Vice President Mike Pence

• Rep. Eric Swalwell (D-CA)

The Outlook for Bipartisanship on Capitol Hill

• Senator Shelley Moore Capito (R-W.Va.)

• Senator Angus King (I-Maine)