Mar 1, 2017

Comparing Trump's speech to his predecessors, in one chart

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The decade that blew up energy predictions

Illustration: Andrew Witherspoon / Axios

America’s energy sources, like booming oil and crumbling coal, have defied projections and historical precedents over the last decade.

Why it matters: It shows how change can happen rapidly and unexpectedly, even in an industry known to move gradually and predictably. With a new decade upon us, let’s look back at the last one’s biggest, most surprising energy changes.

Go deeperArrowDec 23, 2019

Trump accepts Pelosi's invite to deliver State of the Union

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The White House accepted Speaker Nancy Pelosi's Friday invitation to deliver the State of the Union address to Congress on Feb. 4.

Why it matters: President Trump will be speaking before the jurors of his Senate trial — as well as multiple potential 2020 general election opponents — in the chamber where he was impeached earlier this week.

Go deeperArrowUpdated Dec 20, 2019

2019 stock market gains still leave Trump behind his predecessors

Data: FactSet; Chart: Axios Visuals

The S&P 500 has jumped 42% under President Trump — according to market data from the inauguration through 2019's final day of trading.

Why it matters: Trump uses the stock market's surge as a barometer of his presidency's success — one that, along with the 50-year low unemployment rate, he's sure to continue to tout as the 2020 election approaches — but the gains under him lag those under former Presidents Barack Obama, when stocks rebounded from the lows of the financial crisis, and George H.W. Bush.