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Number of uninsured Americans increases by 7m in four years

Survey results come after Republican attacks on government-backed health programs, including the Affordable Care ActAbout 7 million fewer Americans have health insurance today than did four years ago, a new survey has found, the highest uninsured rate since 2014. The results come after sustained Republican attacks on government-backed health schemes, including the Affordable Care Act, better known as Obamacare.The survey’s findings come as the public is increasingly interested in government-run ...
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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...
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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...
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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...
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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...
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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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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 ...
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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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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...
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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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Pelosi rejects Trump shutdown deal before president announces it

Trump official: no backing down from $5.7bn demandSpeaker: nothing new in offer from president Before Donald Trump could propose a deal to end the government shutdown, the House speaker, Nancy Pelosi, rejected it. Related: 'A death sentence': migrant caravan member killed in Honduras after US sent him back Continue reading...
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Trump Proposes DACA Relief and TPS Extension in Exchange for $5.7 Billion Border ‘Wall’

In a speech at the White House Saturday afternoon, President Donald Trump offered Democrats relief for the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program and an extension of the Temporary Protected Status program in exchange for $5.7 billion for a “wall” on the southern border.Read more...
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Trump to offer Dreamers protection in bid to fund wall and end shutdown

Trump official: no backing down from $5.7bn demandDemocratic aide says party were not consulted on proposalDonald Trump is expected to propose on Saturday a deal to end the government shutdown. In an address to the nation, the president will ask for funding for his border wall in exchange for extending protections for certain undocumented migrants and individuals from certain Central American and African nations. Related: 'A death sentence': migrant caravan member killed in Honduras after US s...
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Trump to offer Dreamers protection in bid to fund wall and end shutdown – report

President will speak at 4pm eastern timeDemocrats unmoved over wall demandDonald Trump is due to address the nation on Saturday afternoon. According to reports, he will not declare a national emergency over conditions at the southern border but will instead lay out details of a deal the White House believes can end the partial government shutdown, which is now a record 29 days old. Related: 'A death sentence': migrant caravan member killed in Honduras after US sent him back Continue reading.....
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Donald Trump expected to outline shutdown deal offer in address to nation

President will speak at 3pm eastern timeDemocrats unmoved over wall demandDonald Trump is due to address the nation on Saturday afternoon. According to reports, he will not declare a national emergency over conditions at the southern border but will instead lay out details of a deal the White House believes can end the partial government shutdown, which is now a record 29 days old. Related: How Trump has changed America in two years Continue reading...
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Trump to hold second summit with North Korea's Kim Jong-un – as it happened

Sarah Sanders says ‘the president looks forward to meeting Kim at a place to be announced at a later date’Full story: Democrats vow to investigate report How Trump has changed America in two yearsStart your day with our US morning briefing. Sign up 1.57am GMT 1.01am GMT Colorado Gov. Jared Polis will permit federal workers required to work without pay to file for unemployment. “Those federal employees who are required to report for work are feeling the same economic squeeze as those who...
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Trump to hold second summit with North Korea's Kim Jong-un – live news

Sarah Sanders says ‘the president looks forward to meeting Kim at a place to be announced at a later date’Full story: Democrats vow to investigate report How Trump has changed America in two yearsStart your day with our US morning briefing. Sign up 8.14pm GMT Michael Fuchs, a former deputy assistant secretary of state for East Asian and Pacific Affairs, said Trump is heading into the second North Korea summit with “no sense.” Fuchs, a senior fellow at the Center for American Progress, said: ...
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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 reportedly directed Cohen to lie to Congress about Moscow project – live news

President told former lawyer to lie about negotiations to build a Trump Tower, BuzzFeed reports, as shutdown enters day 28Start your day with our US morning briefing. Sign up 3.11pm GMT The president has responded to the Buzzfeed story. By quoting Fox News! And repeating his odd reference to Cohen’s father-in-law, while, again, accusing his former close friend and lawyer Cohen of lying.Kevin Corke, @FoxNews “Don’t forget, Michael Cohen has already been convicted of perjury and fraud, and as ...
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Trump reportedly directed Michael Cohen to lie to Congress about Moscow project – live

President directed former lawyer to lie about negotiations to build a Trump Tower, BuzzFeed reports, as shutdown enters day 28Start your day with our US morning briefing. Sign up 2.09pm GMT Democrats have come flying out of the gate over the Buzzfeed story that Trump directed his ex-fixer and lawyer Michael Cohen to lie to Congress about negotiations to build a Trump Tower in Moscow.A very sober-sounding Adam Schiff, California Democrat and the new chairman of the House intelligence committe...
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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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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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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...
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More TSA employees skipping work as shutdown stretches on – as it happened

Unscheduled absences double as unpaid workers report ‘they are not able to report to work due to financial limitations’Sign up to the daily US morning briefing 2.04am GMT Thanks for following along today! You can read more on what’s happening with the SOTU here: Related: Pelosi asks Trump to delay State of the Union address, or deliver it in writing 1.11am GMT Cardi B has officially weighed in on the government shutdown, and she is not happy. In a video posted to Instagram the rapper...
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More TSA employees skipping work as shutdown stretches on – live

Unscheduled absences double as unpaid workers report ‘they are not able to report to work due to financial limitations’.Sign up to the daily US morning briefing 11.54pm GMT The Washington Post reports that a new policy being developed at the Pentagon may restrict recruitment of US citizens with foreign ties. "The Department must implement expanded foreign vetting and screening protocols to identify and mitigate the foreign nexus risks," according to one memo by two Pentagon officials. The do...
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Trump signs bill to ensure federal employees hit by shutdown get back pay – live

Legislation means federal employees will be paid eventually but have no means of covering bills in the meantimeSign up to the daily US morning briefing 9.45pm GMT Trump signed a bill today to guarantee pay for federal employees furloughed during the shutdown. The legislation means that they will paid eventually but have no means of covering bills in the meantime. It also doesn’t effect those on contracts with the government.The federal workers will be paid after the shutdown is over, but gov...
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State of the Union: Pelosi's threat to move address sparks confusion – live

Speaker of the House tells reporters Trump can give his address ‘from the Oval Office if he wants’Sign up to the daily US morning briefing 9.00pm GMT A new report from the inspector general of the General Services Adminstration says that the agency, which oversees government owned property, improperly ignored constitutional concerns over Donald Trump’s lease of the Old Post Office building in Washington for a hotel.As the Washington Post puts it: Trump’s company won the lease several years b...
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State of the Union: Pelosi says Trump's address poses 'security threat' during shutdown – live

Speaker of the House tells reporters Trump can give his address ‘from the Oval Office if he wants’Sign up to the daily US morning briefing 7.24pm GMT Kevin McCarthy, the top Republican in the House of Representatives slams Paul Ryan, although not by name, for not taking action on Steve King during Ryan’s tenure in the House.Kevin McCarthy seriously throwing Paul Ryan under the bus in local radio interview on Steve King: "I knew that I watched past leaders did not act and I just felt I don't ...
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What Workers Have Lost in the Shutdown, So Far

Hundreds of thousands of federal workers are not getting paid right now because the government is shut down. By now, you’ve read dozens of versions of that sentence over the last month, but as the shutdown stretches longer and longer, it gets more difficult to conceptualize what exactly that means. Read more...
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Top Democrat claims the State of the Union 'is off' – live

Steny Hoyer, the Democratic majority leader in the House, State of the Union address is off in an interview with CNNSign up to the daily US morning briefing 4.58pm GMT Steny Hoyer, the Democratic majority leader in the House, makes plain “the State of the Union is off” in an interview with [email protected]: "The letter sounds like she’s asking, but isn’t she just telling him?" Rep. Hoyer: "The speaker is the one who invites the president…”Kate: "So, the State of the Union is off?" Hoyer: "T...
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