10:30 p.m.: Trump wraps up his first State of the Union speech

— Daniel Chaitin

10:29 p.m.: Family of Otto Warmbier attend State of the Union as special guests

The parents and siblings of Otto Warmbier, the student from the University of Virginia who died earlier this year after being released from a North Korean prison, attended President Trump’s first State of the Union Tuesday evening as special guests.

Trump recognized the family and that the family’s “strength truly inspires us all.”

Warmbier was traveling in North Korea when he was accused of trying to steal a propaganda poster and as a result, was sentenced in March 2016 to hard labor after a trial. The Trump administration secured his release in June 2017, but he returned home in a coma and died days later. Doctors determined that he had major loss of tissue in all areas of his brain.

— Diana Stancy Correll

10:23 p.m.: Trump announces that he has signed an order to keep Guantanamo Bay prison open

President Trump said Tuesday during his State of the Union speech that he signed an executive order to keep open the military prison at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba.

The move reverses a directive issued by President Barack Obama in 2009 that sought to close the prison, which had been used after 9/11 to hold about 780 suspected terrorists captured in Afghanistan and elsewhere.

— Travis Tritten

10:23 p.m.: Democrats boo Trump at mention of chain migration

Democratic lawmakers gathered for Tuesday's State of the Union address twice booed President Trump as he spoke about restricting family-based chain migration to the U.S.

— Sarah Westwood

10:10 p.m.: PolitiFact crashes briefly

Fact-checking website PolitiFact crashed briefly during President Trump’s first State of the Union address Tuesday night.

The website was posting live updates with fact-checks on statements made by Trump in the speech, including statements about the tax reform bill and regulations.

“Welp ... our website just crashed,” PolitiFact posted on Twitter. “Thanks for reading ?!!? We'll keep things up here on Twitter while we see what happened," PolitiFact tweeted about 45 minutes after Trump began speaking.

The website was down for about minutes.

— Diana Stancy Correll

10:05 p.m.: Trump's State of the Union becomes the most tweeted ever

Twitter announced just after 10 p.m., about an hour into Trump's State of the Union address, that his was the most tweeted ever, surpassing the previous record of 2.6 million.

— Melissa Quinn

9:45 p.m.: Trump brings up national anthem controversy

President Trump took a subtle jab at the NFL during his first official State of the Union speech on Tuesday night, praising the respect Americans show for veterans when they stand for the national anthem.

“Preston's reverence for those who have served our nation reminds us why we salute our flag, why we put our hands on our hearts for the pledge of allegiance, and why we proudly stand for the national anthem,” the president said, referring to Preston Sharp, a 12-year-old who was a guest of first lady Melania Trump.

— Melissa Quinn

9:44 p.m.: Trump touts worker bonuses resulting from tax reform

President Trump touted the bonuses that corporations have given to workers since the Republican tax cut passed, pointing to it as proof that the legislation is already lifting up workers.

"Since we passed tax cuts, roughly 3 million workers have already gotten tax cut bonuses — many of them thousands of dollars per worker," the president said in his State of the Union address Tuesday, promising that more and more such bonuses would be coming in the near future.

— Sean Higgins

9:40 p.m.: Hillary Clinton on not firing top adviser accused of sexual harassment: 'If I had to do it again, I wouldn't'

Just moments before President Trump began his State of the Union address, his 2016 rival, Hillary Clinton published an explanation for how she would have handled things differently, if she had to “do it again," in response to a report last week about how she kept on staff a top adviser in her 2008 presidential campaign when he had been accused of sexually harassing another staffer.

— Diana Stancy Correll

9:25 p.m.: Trump praises 'legend' Steve Scalise

President Trump honored House Majority Whip Steve Scalise, R-La., during his State of the Union on Tuesday.

“Some trials over the past year touched this chamber very personally. With us tonight is one of the toughest people ever to serve in this House — a guy who took a bullet, almost died, and was back to work three-and-a-half months later: the legend from Louisiana, Congressman Steve Scalise,” Trump said.

Scalise received a standing ovation after the president cheered his recovery, and was seen on camera expressing his gratitude to Trump for the mention.

Scalise was shot in June when a gunman opened fire during a Republican baseball practice for the annual congressional baseball game. He was one of four who was shot during the incident. He has since received multiple surgeries. He returned to Congress in September after months of recovery.

— Melissa Quinn

9:20 p.m.: Secret Service shares video of motorcade

The Secret Service tweeted out a time-lapse video of the "successful" motorcade carrying President Trump to the U.S. Capitol to deliver the State of the Union address.

— Daniel Chaitin

9:10 p.m.: Trump shakes hands with Senate Minority Whip Dick Durbin

President Trump shook hands with Senate Minority Whip Dick Durbin, D-Ill., among others, as he entered the House chamber for his first State of the Union address.

The friendly gesture comes weeks after Durbin said he could confirm reports that Trump said during a closed-door meeting on immigration that Trump denigrated some nations by calling them “shithole countries." Trump has denied making the comment.

— Daniel Chaitin

9:05 p.m.: Melania arrives

First lady Melania Trump stopped and waved as attendees in the House chamber stood and applauded as she made her way to her seat to view her husband's first State of the Union address.

— Daniel Chaitin

8:57 p.m.: Senators wear purple ribbon to raise awareness about opioid epidemic

Sen. Tom Carper, D-Del., posted on Twitter that he is wearing a purple ribbon to President Trump’s first State of the Union address to raise awareness to the opioid epidemic. Other senators also donning the purple ribbon for the same cause included Sens. Jeanne Shaheen, D-N.H., and Maggie Hassan, D-N.H., among others.

Some lawmakers are also wearing black to the SOTU to show solidarity with victims of sexual assault and harassment.

— Diana Stancy Correll

8:54 p.m.: Pence and McConnell arrive for SOTU

Vice President Mike Pence was spotted entering the House chamber, leading the procession, along with Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, R-Ky., for President Trump's State of the Union address.

— Kimberly Leonard

8:44 p.m.: Melania Trump heads to SOTU, but separately from her husband

First lady Melania Trump bucked tradition Tuesday by driving with the 15 guests she had invited to watch President Trump's inaugural State of the Union address instead of riding with her husband's motorcade the short distance from the White House to the Capitol building for the speech.

The first couple have not been seen publicly since New Year's Eve following reports Trump had an extramarital affair with adult film star Stormy Daniels shortly after he married his wife.

— Naomi Lim

8:40 p.m.: Ex-Obama aide mocks Trump family for having family dinner before State of the Union

Dan Pfeiffer, a former senior adviser for the Obama administration, mocked the Trump family for having a family dinner ahead of the State of the Union.

“I remember Senior Advisors in the Obama White House being pretty busy in the hours before the SOTU,” Pfeiffer tweeted Thursday night.

President Trump’s daughter Ivanka and her husband, Jared Kushner, are both senior advisors in the White House.

All of Trump’s children, with the exception of his youngest son Barron, will attend the State of the Union, according to the White House.

— Diana Stancy Correll

8:30 p.m.: Ad airs on CNN before SOTU, asking “How bad does it have to get?” before Congress impeaches Trump

Billionaire Democratic donor Tom Steyer paid for an ad that aired just before Trump’s first State of the Union address, urging for viewers to sign a petition for Trump’s impeachment.

The ad asks what a president can do in just 30 seconds, suggesting that a president can fire an FBI director for not pledging loyalty and order 1 million immigrant children to be deported.

“How bad does it have to get before Congress does something?” the ad says in conclusion, showing a screen to sign a petition at NeedToImpeach.com. The group claims 4.3 million digital signatures have been garnered so far.

Earlier this month, Steyer encouraged Americans to host parties on President’s Day demanding that Trump be impeached.

— Diana Stancy Correll

8:26 p.m.: Republican bringing a Senate custodian to SOTU as his guest

Sen. John Kennedy, R-La., has invited Calvin Franklin, a Senate custodian, as his guest to President Trump’s first official State of the Union on Tuesday night.

Kennedy met Franklin, 25, through his work in the Senate and Goodwill’s AbilityOne Program. Franklin is from Washington, D.C., and plays in local soccer and fast-pitch softball leagues, Kennedy's office said.

“I am proud to take Calvin as my guest to the State of the Union. He works hard behind the scenes at the U.S. Senate and deserves a front row seat to history unfolding,” Kennedy said in a statement. “I’m excited that he will be able to enjoy this moment and look forward to hearing what he thinks about the experience.”

— Melissa Quinn

8:23 p.m.: Democrats watching for Trump to name a price in asking Congress for funding to fight opioid crisis

Democrats are listening closely to President Trump's State of the Union speech tonight to see whether he will request a precise dollar amount from Congress to fund treatment and prevention against the opioid crisis.

Congress has not coalesced behind a figure, but the two Democratic senators from New Hampshire, Maggie Hassan and Jeanne Shaheen, have called for $25 billion in federal spending over two years, while the GOP healthcare plan that failed in the Senate last summer provided $45 billion over a decade toward the effort.

Lawmakers have said that they expect a final figure will be wrapped into an omnibus spending bill, which is facing a Feb. 8 deadline. The final amount is likely to be pushed back, however, as Congress is likely to enact another short-term extension so lawmakers can continue to debate the long-term funding details.

Trump has said that tackling the opioid crisis is one of his top priorities. Drug overdoses have contributed to a decreased life expectancy in the U.S. Opioid overdoses, in particular, killed 42,249 people in 2016, according to mortality data from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. The Trump administration has declared the crisis a "public health emergency" and created an advisory group that made a list of policy recommendations to the White House.

Health agencies are testing various ads to inform the public about addiction, and the Food and Drug Administration has placed stronger restrictions on various types of opioids.

Despite these actions, Democrats have criticized the administration for not asking for a specific funding amount.

— Kimberly Leonard

8:10 p.m.: Trump meets with his State of the Union guests ahead of speech

President Trump met with his State of the Union guests in the Oval Office ahead of the address Tuesday night. The guests will be seated with first lady Melania Trump. The "honored" guests include military personnel, staff from government agencies, among others. They will be recognized by Trump during his speech.

— Diana Stancy Correll

7:56 p.m.: President of anti-abortion group will be Republican Sen. Lindsey Graham's SOTU guest

Marjorie Dannenfelser, the president of the anti-abortion group Susan B. Anthony's List who led Trump's Pro-Life Coalition, will be attending tonight's address as a guest of Sen. Lindsey Graham, R-S.C. Just yesterday the Senate failed to advance a bill that would have punished doctors for performing abortions after 20 weeks of gestation. The bill, the Pain Capable Unborn Child Protection Act, was sponsored by Graham and blocked by Democrats. It had support from the White House, which said it was disappointed by the outcome.

"We must defend those who cannot defend themselves," Trump said in a statement following the failed vote. "I urge the Senate to reconsider its decision and pass legislation that will celebrate, cherish, and protect life."

Read more about the Trump administration's actions on abortion here.

— Kimberly Leonard

7:50 p.m.: Excerpts released from Rep. Joe Kennedy’s Democratic response to Trump’s State of the Union

Rep. Joe Kennedy, D-Mass., is expected to condemn President Trump when he delivers the official Democratic response to the State of the Union by noting that the city from which he is delivering his remarks, Falls River, Mass., was built by immigrants and that the city hears those who may feel “forgotten and forsaken.”

Kennedy will make a note that “bullies” cannot “match the strength and spirit of a people united in defense of their future."

Kennedy is also planning to say that what has occurred since Trump took office is larger than chaos or partisanship.

"It would be easy to dismiss the past year as chaos. Partisanship. Politics,” the excerpt said. “But it’s far bigger than that. This administration isn’t just targeting the laws that protect us — they are targeting the very idea that we are all worthy of protection."

Kennedy is the grandson of former U.S. Attorney General Robert F. Kennedy and is the great-nephew of former President John F. Kennedy. He has represented Massachusetts' 4th Congressional District since 2013.

— Diana Stancy Correll

7:41 p.m.: "State of the Uniom" Bingo

Rep. Mark DeSaulnier, D-Calif., shared a "State of the Uniom" Bingo board on Twitter ahead of President Trump's speech Tuesday evening. "Uniom" is a reference to a "misprint" on the vouchers handed out by the House of Representatives on Monday, inviting visitors to the event.

The Sergeant at Arms' office, which is typically responsible for printing the tickets, told the Washington Examiner the "misprint" would not delay ticket dispersal.

— Daniel Chaitin

7:40 p.m.: List of newsrooms' meals ahead of State of the Union address

A list of various restaurants feeding news outlets ahead of the State of the Union address was shared on Twitter. Journalists reported ordering Potbelly, G Street Food, Moby Dick, Shake Shack, and District Taco, among others, Wall Street Journal reporter Byron Tau said.

The Washington Examiner ordered Moby Dick on Tuesday evening for those covering the State of the Union at the office.

— Diana Stancy Correll

7:15 p.m.: Trump’s children gather for dinner ahead of State of the Union address

Some of President Trump’s children and grandchildren gathered for a family dinner prior to the president’s first State of the Union address Tuesday evening. According to CNN reporter Betsy Klein, those present at the dinner were Trump’s daughter and White House senior adviser Ivanka Trump, her husband and fellow White House senior adviser Jared Kushner, President Trump’s son Eric Trump and his wife Lara Trump, President Trump’s daughter Tiffany Trump, and President Trump’s grandchildren, Arabella and Theodore.

The White House announced Monday that all of Trump’s children, except for his youngest son Barron, will attend the State of the Union.

— Diana Stancy Correll

7:13 p.m.: More projections on Trump's hotel in DC

Activists are projecting a message on President Trump's hotel in Washington, D.C., just hours before his State of the Union address, calling on Congress to investigate Trump for allegations of sexual misconduct. "Donald Trump harassed or assaulted twenty women," read one message projected on the front wall of the building, blocks away from the White House. Trump has long denied claims by several women who say he sexually harassed or assaulted them.

The stunt Tuesday follows a similar one just a few weeks ago where the word "shithole" appeared on the outer wall of the Trump International Hotel along with smiling poop emojis.

— Daniel Chaitin

7:05 p.m.: Excerpts released: Trump expected to address immigration, ISIS in State of the Union address

President Trump is expected to address immigration and the work that has been done to defeat the Islamic State in his inaugural State of the Union address, according to excerpts that were sent to the press Tuesday evening. Trump is anticipated to open his speech by discussing the work done to build a “SAFE, STRONG, and PROUD America.” Additionally, Trump will discuss how immigration policies focused on American workers and families will assist immigrant communities. Trump is also expected to announce that the coalition fighting to defeat the Islamic State has freed nearly all of the territory previously held by the terrorist organization, and that the conflict will not end until the Islamic State is completely eliminated.

— Diana Stancy Correll

6:30 p.m.: The designated survivor revealed

The member of President Trump's Cabinet who is the "designated survivor" during the State of the Union address is Agriculture Secretary Sonny Perdue, the White House revealed. As such, Perdue will not be in attendance at the House chamber where Trump will be delivering the address. He is the person who is in the presidential line of succession who was selected to sit out the speech in the case of a catastrophic disaster at the Capitol.

— Daniel Chaitin

6:17 p.m.: Trump unlikely to allow release of controversial memo during State of the Union

It appears unlikely that President Trump will allow the release of a contentious memo that allegedly accuses the Justice Department and FBI officials of abusing power during his State of the Union address Tuesday evening. Rep. Matt Gaetz, a leading Republican in the push to have the controversial report released to the public, had called on Trump to hand his consent to House Speaker Paul Ryan at the event. However, White House press secretary Sarah Sanders said Tuesday there are "no current plans" within the Trump administration to do so.

— Daniel Chaitin

6:10 p.m.: 12 Dems announce they will not be attending State of the Union

In total, a dozen Democrats have announced they will not be attending President Trump’s first State of the Union address on Tuesday evening. Lawmakers who have said they are not attending include: Rep. Earl Blumenauer, D-Ore., Rep. Steve Cohen, D-Tenn., Rep. Danny Davis, D-Ill., Rep. Pramila Jayapal, D-Wash., Rep. Barbara Lee, D-Calif., Rep. John Lewis, D-Ga., Rep. Gregory Meeks, D-N.Y., Rep. Bobby Rush, D-Ill., Rep. Jan Schakowsky, D-Ill., Rep. Albio Sires, D-N.J., Rep Juan Vargas, D-Calif., Rep. Maxine Waters, D-Calif., and Rep. Frederica Wilson, D-Fla. Although Waters will not attend the event, she will be making an appearance on BET following the SOTU to issue a response.

— Diana Stancy Correll

5:41 p.m.: Lawmakers wear black to State of the Union address to show solidarity with sexual harassment, assault victims

Some lawmakers are planning to wear black while they attend President Trump’s State of the Union address, as a way to show solidarity with women who have faced sexual harassment or assault. The effort was first encouraged earlier this month by Rep. Jackie Speier, D-Calif., and a group of fellow female House members. They urged both male and female lawmakers of both parties to wear black at the event. Rep. Jerry Nadler, D-NY, posted a photo of himself on Twitter hours before the event clad in all black to show solidarity with those from “ALL industries demanding workplace equality and a cultural shift to end sexual harassment.”

— Diana Stancy Correll

4:08 p.m.: Dem lawmaker claims law enforcement would have to “break my bones” if they threaten his "Dreamer" guest

Rep. Gerry Connolly, D-Va., said law enforcement would have to “go through me and break my bones” if they threatened his guest, who is a recipient of the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program. The comments were in response to a statement made by Rep. Paul Gosar, R-Ariz., calling for illegal immigrants attending the address to be “arrested or deported.” Connolly said in response to Gosar: “No one threatens my guest.”

— Diana Stancy Correll

4:05 p.m.: At least five responses expected from Democrats following Trump’s State of the Union

At least five responses to Trump’s first State of the Union are expected to be released from Democrats and Independents. Those who will be delivering responses include Rep. Joe Kennedy, D-Mass., and Sen. Bernie Sanders, I-Vt., along with Delegate Elizabeth Guzman of Virginia, who will provide the official Spanish-language response to Trump. Additionally, Rep. Maxine Waters, D-Calif., and former Rep. Donna Edwards, D-Md., are expected to make public appearances to discuss the address.

— Diana Stancy Correll

3:21 p.m.: Sen. Chuck Schumer has low expectations for Trump’s State of the Union

Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer, D-N.Y., informed reporters Tuesday afternoon that he isn’t expecting much from President Trump’s State of the Union address and that it is unlikely the speech will foster bipartisan discussions. Schumer said that Trump’s “words won’t mean much” and predicted that if an infrastructure plan were released, the administration would adopt a “take it or leave it” approach, which Schumer said “wouldn’t be very bipartisan.”

— Diana Stancy Correll

2:02 p.m.: Rep. Paul Gosar: Illegal immigrants attending State of the Union should be “arrested and deported”

Rep. Paul Gosar, R-Ariz., called for U.S. Capitol Police and Attorney General Jeff Sessions to crack down on illegal immigrants attending the State of the Union address Tuesday night as guests, saying that illegal immigrants who go through security should “be arrested or deported.” He requested law enforcement ask those entering to provide identification to evaluate if an attendee was in the U.S. illegally.

Some Democratic lawmakers are planning to bring Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals recipients to the speech. The program protects those who entered the U.S. illegally from being deported, and the Trump administration announced in September that the program would be rescinded, effective March 5. Republicans and Democrats alike have been working to create a solution before the deadline expires.

— Diana Stancy Correll

7:29 AM: Sen. Chuck Schumer hopes Trump shares infrastructure plan in State of the Union address

Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer, D-N.Y., vocalized Tuesday that he is optimistic President Trump will share details for a massive infrastructure proposal during Trump’s first State of the Union address. Schumer penned an op-ed published in the Washington Post and claimed that “Democrats will gladly work with him on it.” Schumer pointed out that Trump campaigned on a trillion-dollar investment on infrastructure, but has not delivered yet. The administration is expected to release a 70-page document shortly that is expected to be the blueprint for lawmakers when crafting infrastructure legislation.

— Diana Stancy Correll