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Members of the United States Assembly and the Cabinet — after that distinguished guests. My fellow Americans. While the setting tonight is familiar, this gathering is actual different — a reminder of the extraordinary times we are in. Throughout our history, Presidents have come to this assembly room to speak to the Assembly, to the nation, and en route for the world. To declare battle. To celebrate peace. To broadcast new plans and possibilities.