Trump's SOTU address: High on talk; significance remains to be seen

When US President Trump delivered his annual State of the Union address last year, Republican Paul Ryan from Wisconsin, the Speaker of the House of Representatives, was sitting on the stage behind him.

That setting highlighted the the balance of power on Capitol Hill that seemed to favour the Republican president whose political party controlled at that point both the Senate and the House, helping to deliver major legislative victories for President Trump, including an historic overhaul of the tax...

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