‘Freedom will always triumph’

President Joe Biden delivered his first State of the Union address to talk about Russian aggression in Ukraine, inflation and the pandemic.


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March 2, 2022 - 10:03 AM

President Joe Biden delivers the State of the Union address to a joint session of Congress in the U.S. Capitol House Chamber on Tuesday, March 1, 2022, in Washington, D.C. (Saul Loeb/Pool/Getty Images/TNS)

WASHINGTON (AP) — Addressing a concerned nation and anxious world, President Joe Biden vowed in his first State of the Union address Tuesday night to check Russian aggression in Ukraine,  tame soaring U.S. inflation and deal with the fading but still dangerous coronavirus.

Biden declared that he and all members of Congress, whatever their political differences, are joined “with an unwavering resolve that freedom will always triumph over tyranny.” He asked lawmakers crowding the House chamber to stand and salute the Ukrainians as he began his speech. They stood and cheered.

It was a notable show of unity after a long year of bitter acrimony between Biden’s Democratic coalition and the Republican opposition.

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