10 things you need to know today: January 28, 2018

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1. Trump's SOTU theme is 'safe, strong, and proud'

President Trump will give his first State of the Union address Tuesday, a speech the White House said is themed "building a safe, strong, and proud America." The president is expected to highlight Republicans' tax reform legislation and other first-year accomplishments, though White House aides told The Associated Press Trump will "set aside his more combative tone for one of compromise." For many GOP lawmakers, hopes for the night are subdued. "I hope the speech is uneventful in a good way," said Rep. Charlie Dent (R-Pa.). "Last year, he addressed Congress and that speech was reasonably measured. I hope that is what happens again." Trump's talk before a joint session of Congress last year was not officially considered a SOTU.

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