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U.S. President Joe Biden delivers the State of the Union address at the U.S. Capitol in Washington, DC, U.S, March 1, 2022.  Saul Loeb/Pool via REUTERS

Did Biden’s State of the Union speech meet the moment?

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President Joe Biden’s first State of the Union address aimed to both deliver a strong message to Russia about its war on Ukraine and reset Democrats’ political messaging on their domestic priorities. In a live Twitter Spaces conversation, Brookings Fellows John Hudak, Scott Anderson, and Molly Reynolds analyzed the president’s narrative vision of America’s role in the world and his party’s priorities on inflation, COVID-19, and voters’ top concerns heading into the midterm elections.

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Thanks to audio producer Gaston Reboredo, Chris McKenna, Raman Preet Kaur, and Fred Dews for their support.

John Hudak

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