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Report reveals Trump's plans for luxe Moscow tower – as it happened

Documents released by BuzzFeed undermine Trump lawyer’s claims that project was just an ideaSign up for the Guardian’s daily morning briefing 1.45am GMT We are closing down for the night – thanks for following along. Here are today’s key political developments: Related: US state department's top diplomat for European affairs resigns 1.25am GMT Speaking on a panel about the future of the oceans at the World Economic Forum today, former secretary of state John Kerry said his advice to P...
Tags: Republicans, US, Democrats, US politics, House Of Representatives, Moscow, US Senate, John Kerry, US Congress, Donald Trump, Trump, World Economic Forum, Fake News, Davos the Fake News


On Politics With Lisa Lerer: The Kamala Harris Factor

The California senator, who announced her run for the 2020 presidency on Monday, is viewed by Democrats as a formidable contender.
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Report reveals Trump's plans for luxe Moscow tower – live

Documents released by BuzzFeed undermine Trump lawyer’s claims that project was just an ideaSign up for the Guardian’s daily morning briefing 10.44pm GMT Gabrielle Canon here, taking over for Amanda Holpuch. BuzzFeed News has released documents showing that Trump’s Russian real estate plans were much more developed than the president has let on, contradicting his previous claims that the project was just an idea that had barely gotten off the ground. By the time Donald Trump signed the proj...
Tags: Republicans, US, America, Democrats, US politics, House Of Representatives, Moscow, US Senate, US Congress, Guatemala, Donald Trump, Central America, Trump, BuzzFeed News, Honduras El Salvador, Amanda Holpuch


Senate to vote on pair of bills that could end government shutdown

Republican-backed measure would meet Trump’s wall demand while the second would extend funding for closed agenciesThe Senate will vote on Thursday on a pair of bills that could end the month-long partial shutdown of the federal government– if passed.The first bill, a Republican-backed measure, would meet Donald Trump’s demand for a $5.7bn wall along the southern border in exchange for temporary protections for young undocumented immigrants. The second would extend funding for the agencies that a...
Tags: Republicans, Senate, US news, Fbi, Democrats, House Of Representatives, US Senate, Nancy Pelosi, US Congress, Republican, Donald Trump, Trump, Chuck Schumer, US federal government shutdown 2019


Democrats and Republicans agree to vote on duelling bills in push to end shutdown – live

McConnell said Democrats should support his bill to reopen the government and provide wall funding as Pelosi called it a ‘nonstarter’ Sign up for the Guardian’s daily morning briefing 9.10pm GMT The Guardian’s world affairs editor, Julian Borger, has more on the resignation of the State department’s top diplomat for European affairs:Mitchell calls himself a devoted Atlanticist and insisted that “nothing could be further from the truth” that US membership of Nato was in question. Related: U...
Tags: Republicans, US, Afghanistan, Democrats, US politics, Nato, House Of Representatives, Guardian, US Senate, US Congress, Donald Trump, Mitchell, State, Julian Borger, Pelosi, McConnell


Voters prefer seven top Democrats to Trump in 2020 race, survey finds – live

Trump trails Joe Biden, Bernie Sanders, Kamala Harris, Beto O’Rourke, Elizabeth Warren, Cory Booker and Kirsten GillibrandSign up for the Guardian’s daily morning briefing 6.23pm GMT In the first 24 hours after announcing she would run for president, Kamala Harris had raised $1.5m from 38,000 people, according to the Wall Street Journal: The California Democrat saw a burst of $1 million in contributions in the first 12 hours after her appearance on ABC’s “Good Morning America” and the simult...
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Matt Taibbi on Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez vs the US political establishment

Matt Taibbi (previously) is in characteristically fine form here: the average Congressjerk is mythologized as a "brilliant 4-D chess player" but "would lose at checkers to a zoo gorilla": they are only in office because "someone with money sent them there, often to vote yes on a key appropriation bill or two. On the other 364 days of the year, their job is to shut their yaps and approximate gravitas anytime they’re in range of C-SPAN cameras." Meanwhile AOC "won in spite of the party and bi...
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Supreme court allows Trump limit on transgender people in military to continue – live

Court votes 5-4 for stay on administration’s policy while legality is debated in lower courts, meaning limit can be imposedSign up for the Guardian’s daily morning briefing 3.21pm GMT One more, but not final, bit of supreme court news: the justices did not take action on a case about Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (Daca), a program ended by the Trump administration that allows hundreds of thousands of undocumented immigrants who were brought to the US as children to temporarily work ...
Tags: Supreme Court, Republicans, US, Democrats, US politics, House Of Representatives, US Senate, Lgbtq, US Congress, Donald Trump, Lambda Legal, Trump, Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals DACA, DACA


Senate Republicans announce bill to end shutdown on Trump's terms

Measure includes $5.7bn for border wallLittle hope of Democrats support as shutdown enters 32nd daySenate Republicans have released a measure designed around Donald Trump’s proposal for breaking a budget impasse, its centerpiece his demand for $5.7bn to build a southern border wall, which all but guarantees Democratic opposition and no foreseeable end to a partial government shutdown.As the shutdown dragged into its 32nd day, a clear record, another missed paycheck loomed for hundreds of thousan...
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Senator Kamala Harris announces 2020 presidential bid - video profile

The Democratic senator has officially launched her 2020 campaign, entering a crowded field of candidates vying to take on Donald Trump. Harris portrays herself as a fighter for justice and equality. She was the first woman of colour to become attorney general for CaliforniaKamala Harris officially enters 2020 US presidential race Continue reading...
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Kamala Harris enters 2020 US presidential race – video profile

The Democratic senator has officially launched her 2020 campaign, entering a crowded field of candidates vying to take on Donald Trump. Harris portrays herself as a fighter for justice and equality. She was the first woman of colour to become attorney general for CaliforniaKamala Harris officially enters 2020 US presidential race Continue reading...
Tags: US, World news, US news, Democrats, US politics, Kamala Harris, US elections 2020, Donald Trump Harris, CaliforniaKamala Harris


GOP Lawmaker: ‘This Is An Idiotic Shutdown’

Republican lawmaker Adam Kinzinger (R-IL) called the 31-day partial government shutdown “idiotic” in a Sunday CNN interview, calling on his colleagues in Congress “to be adults” and negotiate a compromise. “This is an idiotic shutdown,” Kinzinger said. “The American people deserve far better from those of us that are elected to represent 750,000 people—to be adults, to be grownups, to understand that we’re not going to get our way. This is to Republicans and Democrats by the way. And let’s just ...
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Shutdown: Trump 'amnesty' hint angers right and fails to draw Democrats

President defends offer rejected by Pelosi before speechOutside the Washington circus, shutdown havoc spreadsDonald Trump raised the possibility of one day granting amnesty to migrants living in the US illegally, after Democrats rejected his latest plan to fund a wall along the southern border and reopen the US government. Related: Trump whisperers: are Stephen Miller and Fox keeping the shutdown alive? Continue reading...
Tags: Republicans, Washington, US, World news, US news, Fox, Democrats, US politics, US domestic policy, US immigration, Donald Trump, Trump, Pelosi, Stephen Miller, Trump Administration, Us-mexico Border


Immigration and gay rights: Gillibrand and Gabbard questioned on past views

Democrats face tricky questions about former positionsOpinion: Gillibrand is a feminist. No wonder she’s attackedKirsten Gillibrand and Tulsi Gabbard, declared candidates for the Democratic presidential nomination, faced tricky questions on Sunday about former political positions. Related: Kirsten Gillibrand urges Iowans to 'take back this democracy' in 2020 Continue reading...
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Gillibrand and Gabbard face first test as 2020 candidates on past views

Democrats Kirsten Gillibrand and Tulsi Gabbard faced tricky questions about former political positions SundayOpinion: Gillibrand is a feminist. No wonder she’s attackedKirsten Gillibrand and Tulsi Gabbard, declared candidates for the Democratic presidential nomination, faced tricky questions on Sunday about former political positions. Related: Kirsten Gillibrand urges Iowans to 'take back this democracy' in 2020 Continue reading...
Tags: New York, World news, US news, Democrats, US politics, Hawaii, LGBT rights, US immigration, Kirsten Gillibrand, Tulsi Gabbard, Gabbard, Gillibrand, US elections 2020


Shutdown: Trump risks rightwing ire with tweet on 'amnesty' for migrants

President defends offer rejected by Democrats before speechSupport for hardline immigration policies has driven shutdownDonald Trump risked angering Republicans on Sunday, by raising the possibility of granting amnesty to migrants living in the US illegally.Trump made the remark in a tweet that stressed his new proposal to fund a border wall included as a concession an extension of legal protections only for refugees and people who were brought to the US illegally as children. Continue reading.....
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Donald Trump offers protection for 'Dreamers' in exchange for his wall in bid to end government shutdown

President Donald Trump last night offered to extend temporary deportation protections for people illegally brought to the US as children in exchange for funding for his border wall with Mexico. In a rare weekend address, Mr Trump outlined a series of proposals in the hope of ending the federal government shutdown which has left 800,000 workers furloughed or forced to work unpaid. The proposal includes legislation to allow around 700,000 immigrants who came to the US illegally as children, known ...
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AOC's debut speech as Congresswoman is the most popular Congressional video in C-SPAN history

It's been three days since C-SPAN posted Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez's amazing, stirring freshman speech from the floor of Congress, and it has smashed all Congressional C-SPAN records with 3.1m views (as of the time of writing); at this rate, it may catch up with C-SPAN's most popular Senate video, the Kamala Harris/Brett Kavanaugh video, with 7.14m views. First House Floor speech from Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (@AOC): “The truth of this shutdown is that it's actually not about a wall...
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Nancy Pelosi: Trump endangered lives by leaking details of war zone trip – video

The Democratic House speaker, Nancy Pelosi, has accused the White House of leaking information about a planned congressional trip to Afghanistan, saying it was 'very, very irresponsible on the part of the president'US politics - liveTrump intensifies feud with Pelosi by calling off her trip abroad Continue reading...
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Pelosi says Trump endangered lives by leaking details of war zone trip – video

The Democratic House speaker, Nancy Pelosi, has accused the White House of leaking information about a planned congressional trip to Afghanistan, saying it was 'very, very irresponsible on the part of the president'US politics - liveTrump intensifies feud with Pelosi by calling off her trip abroad Continue reading...
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Pelosi says Trump 'endangered lives' by leaking confidential details of war zone trip – live news

President told former lawyer to lie about negotiations to build a Trump Tower, BuzzFeed reports, as shutdown enters day 28Full story: Democrats vow to investigate report How Trump has changed America in two yearsStart your day with our US morning briefing. Sign up 5.12pm GMT “Pelosi told reporters that WH leaking of their travel plans scrapped their trip, calling it “very irresponsible” and saying it endangered lawmakers traveling there,” CNN’s Manu Raju just tweeted, after Pelosi addressed ...
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Trump uses clash over State of the Union to fundraise – live

President highlights Pelosi’s proposal to delay speech in letter to supporters as he cancels her trip to AfghanistanStart your day with our US morning briefing. Sign up. 11.15pm GMT It appears that a certain someone is enjoying life post-politics. Instead of being stressed over shutdown battles, these days Former House Speaker John Boehner is busy peddling pot to investors as America’s next cash crop. The government is shut down but the former speaker of the house is living his best life pic...
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AOC's debut speech on the Congressional floor: "It is not normal to shut down the government when we don’t get what we want."

"The truth of this shutdown is that it is not actually about a wall, it is not about the border, and it is certainly not about the well-being of everyday Americans. The truth is, this shutdown is about the erosion of American democracy and the subversion of our most basic governmental norms. It is not normal to hold 800,000 workers’ paychecks hostage. It is not normal to shut down the government when we don’t get what we want. It is not normal for public servants to run away and hide from the p...
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Trump escalates shutdown row by cancelling Pelosi trip – live

Sarah Sanders posted letter from president saying he will refuse to provide House speaker military aircraft to travel abroad Sign up to the US morning briefing 8.17pm GMT Trump is now fundraising off the State of the Union showdown.Trump is fundraising off of Pelosi's proposal to call off the State of the Union.Subject line: "I'm disinvited?" pic.twitter.com/mpKpTfkvp8 8.02pm GMT Lindsey Graham has condemned Trump’s decision in a series of tweets.One sophomoric response does not deserve ...
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Pelosi Presses Case to Delay State of the Union Address

As the House speaker continued to push her case for a delay, she also hinted that Democrats would promote their own proposals for border security in the coming days.
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Shutdown enters 27th day with grim poll news for Trump – live updates

The president will go to the Pentagon today to make an announcement on the government’s missile defence reviewSign up to the daily US morning briefing 2.08pm GMT CBS reports that the White House is mulling the option of having President Donald Trump deliver the State of the Union in the Senate chamber after Speaker Nancy Pelosi asked him to delay the address until after the shutdown. 1.53pm GMT The Wall Street Journal reports that former Trump lawyer Michael Cohen billed Donald Trump $50...
Tags: Republicans, Senate, White House, US, US news, Democrats, US politics, Cbs, Pentagon, Nancy Pelosi, US Congress, Donald Trump, Wall Street Journal, Trump, Cohen, Michael Cohen


GOP Senators Split With White House On Russia Sanctions

WASHINGTON (AP) — Almost a dozen Senate Republicans broke with the White House Tuesday on Russia, voting to move forward on a resolution that would maintain sanctions on companies linked to oligarch Oleg Deripaska. The Democratic resolution would stop the Treasury Department from lifting penalties against the Russian aluminum manufacturing giant Rusal and two other companies connected to Deripaska. Senators took two procedural votes to proceed to the resolution, with 11 Republicans voting wit...
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Congress Will Skip Planned Recess If Shutdown Continues

WASHINGTON (AP) — Staring down the next deadline to pay federal workers, the White House shifted tactics, trying to bypass House Speaker Nancy Pelosi to negotiate with rank-and-file lawmakers even as President Donald Trump dug in for a prolonged shutdown. The House and Senate announced Tuesday they would stay in session, canceling an upcoming recess week at home if the shutdown continued, which seemed likely. On the shutdown’s 25th day Tuesday, Trump did not move off his demand to have Congre...
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Congress rebukes Steve King after white supremacy remarks - as it happened

The House voted to disapprove of white supremacy in response to remarks from the Iowa Republican Sign up to the daily US morning briefing 1.54am GMT Shutting down for today, thanks for following along! In case you’re just tuning in, here’s a Tuesday breakdown: 1.30am GMT It didn’t take long for the Republican National Committee to issue a takedown on the newly-announced 2020 candidacy of Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand. Mere hours after she shared with Stephen Colbert that she was assembling an ...
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Congress rebukes Steve King after white supremacy remarks - live

The House voted to disapprove of white supremacy in response to remarks from the Iowa Republican Sign up to the daily US morning briefing 1.03am GMT House and Senate leaders announced today that Congress will work through the upcoming week-long recess and stay in session until there is a solution to the shutdown, which is now the longest in US history. Roughly 800,000 federal workers have gone without pay over the last four weeks and with no end to the impasse in sight, will likely soon miss...
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