'The State of the Union is ...' What's in a word?

«Previous
3 of 10 Photos
Next »
Read the story
President John F. Kennedy
«
  • The Union in a Word
  • The Union in a Word
  • President John F. Kennedy
  • The Union in a Word
  • The Union in a Word
  • The Union in a Word
  • The Union in a Word
»
President John F. Kennedy
FILE - This Jan. 11, 1962 file photo shows President John F. Kennedy giving his State of the Union address on Capitol Hill in Washington. Is “strong” losing its strength? Presidents of both parties have long felt compelled to sum up the state of the union with a descriptive word or two in their State of the Union addresses. Mostly the same word. For many years now, “strong” has been the go-to adjective. (AP Photo, File)