[504] State of the Union (US Headlines – April 2023)

Completion Date: 5 May 2023
Medium: Paint & ink on acid-free mount-board
Dimensions: 51 x 76cm (20 x 30 inches)

US daily news headlines for April 2023.

Figure: Libertas, the Roman Goddess of Liberty.

Crown: Bears seven spikes (as per the Statue of Liberty) symbolizing the seven oceans and seven continents of the world.

Interstitial text: Random words from the US Constitution.

01 April 2023
S&P500: 4,124
Bitcoin: 28,475
CO2: 422.69
USD/EUR: 1.08
Fed Funds Rate: 4.83%
Biden: 42.6%

30 April 2023
S&P500: 4,169
Bitcoin: 29,252
CO2: 424.47
USD/EUR: 1.10
Fed Funds Rate: 4.83%
Biden: 43.0%

01 April
Trump prepares to surrender in New York

02 April
Trump ramps up rhetoric as legal walls close in

03 April
Inflation fear as oil surges

04 April
Trump prepares for arraignment

05 April
Trump becomes first US president to be criminally indicted

06 April
DeSantis escalates Disney dispute

07 April
US acknowledges Afghanistan evacuation should have started sooner

08 April
Judge invalidates FDA approval of the abortion pill Mifepristone

09 April
Lindsey Graham warns of crisis unfolding over Taiwan

10 April
US & Philippines hold biggest ever joint military drills

11 April
Interest rates likely to fall to pre-Covid levels, IMF predicts

12 April
Biden visits Ireland

13 April
Trump sues former lawyer Michael Cohen for $500m

14 April
US airman to appear in court over intelligence leak

15 April
Supreme Court keeps abortion pill available for now

16 April
Judge in Proud Boys trial rejects claims of government misconduct

17 April
FBI makes arrests over alleged secret Chinese ‘police stations’ in New York

18 April
Last-minute $787.5 million settlement in Dominion-Fox News case

19 April
Fox suit could embolden Dominion in its other defamation cases

20 April
Supreme Court delays decision on abortion pill, preserving access for now

21 April
U.S. Says it will begin training Ukraine on Abrams tanks within weeks

22 April
Biden has had the fewest news conferences since Reagan

23 April
US diplomats evacuated from Sudan

24 April
Tucker Carlson leaves Fox News

25 April
Biden launches 2024 re-election campaign

26 April
House Republicans, pushing past divisions, press for debt Limit vote

27 April
Appeals court upholds Florida voting restrictions approved by GOP lawmakers

28 April
Pence testifies about Trump and the Capitol riot

29 April
Prosecutors in Jan. 6 case step up inquiry Into Trump fund-raising

30 April
New California rule would ban sale of diesel trucks by 2036