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Jim Himes

Democrats, led by Kennedy, respond to Trump's State of the Union

Democrats, led by Kennedy, respond to Trump's State of the Union

Led by Rep. Joe Kennedy, D-Mass., at least eight current and former Democratic legislators took on one of the stiffest challenges in politics: responding to a State of the Union in a time of strong economic growth.

Kennedy spoke from a technical school in his coastal Massachusetts district, facing a small crowd, framed by an antique car. His colleagues, from Sen. Bernie Sanders, I-Vt., to Rep. Maxine Waters, D-Calif., spread out across TV studios and press clubs to deliver a message that, perhaps, some of the president's critics would hear.

For Kennedy, that message was that President Donald Trump and Republicans had offered "one false choice after another" to...

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