Brandon Carter is an assistant producer on NPR's Washington Desk. He manages the NPR Politics social media accounts, writes and produces stories for the web and writes for the NPR Politics weekly newsletter.
Prior to joining NPR, he was a social media curator at The Hill and was previously an intern on NPR's social media desk during the 2016 presidential election. He graduated from Western Kentucky University and was editor-in-chief of its student newspaper, The College Heights Herald.
Carter is from the small town of Fulton, Ky., which was once known as the "Banana Capital of the World."
The president said he didn't know much about the online conspiracy theory community, other than he believes its followers "like me very much."
The president's third State of the Union address is expected to take an optimistic tone, focus on the economy and lay down a marker for the 2020 campaign.
In a press conference ahead of the vote, Speaker Nancy Pelosi pushed back on Republican claims that the process is unfair to the president, saying the procedures are "very transparent and open."
A whistleblower filed a complaint about President Trump's conversation with a foreign leader. Here is a redacted version of that complaint, cleared by the House intelligence committee.
Party leaders who have voted on the nominations of Democrats' presidential candidates for three decades, unbound by primaries and caucuses, will now only weigh in if a convention is deadlocked.