Ukraine was a rallying cry in the 2022 State of the Union. In 2023, not so much

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In his State of the Union speech a year ago, President Biden launched almost immediately into a scathing critique of Russian President Vladimir Putin’s “menacing ways” for invading Ukraine.

But this year, it took more than an hour before Biden talked about the war, calling the Russian invasion “a test for America.”

A year into the conflict in Ukraine, both Biden’s message and the reception it gets in Congress has changed, reflecting domestic politics and the drawn-out nature of the conflict itself.

Biden’s speech was far more about his priorities at home in what many believe was a speech laying the ground for a second run for the White House.


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