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Pelosi tells Trump she will block State of the Union address in House

Speaker says that president’s speech will not be ‘authorized’ in the House chamber until the government shutdown has endedNancy Pelosi has told Donald Trump she will block him from delivering his State of the Union address in the House chamber until the government has reopened.“I am writing to inform you that the House of Representatives will not consider a concurrent resolution authorizing the president’s State of the Union address in the House chamber until government has opened,” the House sp...
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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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The Guardian view on Trump and arms: can the doomsday clock be stopped? | Editorial

The threat of an arms race is real and growing. The news of recent days has highlighted the dangersHow late is it now? On Thursday, the Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists will announce the time on its Doomsday Clock. Last year, the bulletin moved the hands forwards 30 seconds, to reach two minutes to midnight: the closest to catastrophe in six and a half decades. Since then, the immediate peril encapsulated in Donald Trump’s threats of “fire and fury” to North Korea has receded. But Mr Trump shou...
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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 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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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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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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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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Apple boss Tim Cook attacks 'shadow economy' of data in call for new privacy law

Apple’s chief executive Tim Cook has called for the US to introduce a national privacy law, attacking a “shadow economy” in which people’s personal data is bought and sold without their knowledge. Mr Cook said companies should have to collect as little data as possible and make it easy for people to delete the information that is held about them. It is the latest attempt from Apple to position itself as the steward of consumers’ privacy, and to draw a line between itself and companies such as Fa...
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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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Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez lambasts US government shutdown in first House speech – video

'It's not normal to shutdown the government when we don’t get what we want,' says Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez during her first speech on the house floor. 'The truth of this shutdown is that it's actually not about a wall. The truth is, this shutdown is about the erosion of American democracy and the subversion of our most basic governmental norms' • Pelosi asks Trump to delay State of the Union address, or deliver it in writing Continue reading...
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Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez uses first house floor speech to lambast shutdown – video

‘It’s not normal to shutdown the government when we don’t get what we want,’ says Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez during her first speech on the house floor. ‘The truth of this shutdown is that it’s actually not about a wall. The truth is, this shutdown is about the erosion of American democracy and the subversion of our most basic governmental norms’ • Pelosi asks Trump to delay State of the Union address, or deliver it in writing Continue reading...
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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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William Barr hearing: attorney general pick questioned over Trump and Mueller – live

Trump’s nominee says he would not fire Mueller without good cause. Watch live and follow the latest Sign up to the daily US morning briefing 10.50pm GMT Pressed by Sen. Cory Booker on his views on LGBTQ rights, Barr responded that he thinks “in a pluralistic society there has to be a live and let live attitude” and added that while he at one time believed marriage should be regulated by the states he is against discrimination for any reason. “I am perfectly fine with gay marriage”, he said, ...
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William Barr says he would not fire Mueller without good cause – live

Trump’s nominee for attorney general had previously argued that Trump was right to fire FBI chief James Comey Sign up to the daily US morning briefing 7.25pm GMT Barr says “we either should have a federal law which would prohibit marijuana everywhere . . .however if we want states to have their own laws, we should get there the right way.” 7.24pm GMT On medical marijuana, Barr says his concerns would be not upset settled expectations and reliance interests, however he describes “backdoor...
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William Barr tells senators he will 'not be bullied' by Trump administration – live

Trump’s nominee for attorney general had previously argued that Trump was right to fire FBI chief James Comey Sign up to the daily US morning briefing 5.20pm GMT Barr says he done nothing to encourage Rod Rosenstein to leave the Justice Department and says that, if confirmed, he’d encourage Rosenstein to stay on through a transition period. 5.18pm GMT The confirmation hearing for Bill Barr has now resumed Continue reading...
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Mueller inquiry is no witch-hunt, William Barr tells confirmation hearing – live updates

Trump’s nominee for attorney general had previously argued that Trump was right to fire FBI chief James Comey Sign up to the daily US morning briefing 4.21pm GMT Barr says that his views on sentencing has changed. “I understand things have changed since 1992.” He credits his reluctance to support sentencing reform to being in private practice and away from law enforcement. 4.18pm GMT Barr’s full answer on being bullied can be watched in this clip.BARR: "I had a very good life. I have a v...
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William Barr's attorney general confirmation hearing gets under way – live updates

Iowa governor Kim Reynolds proposes constitutional amendment to allow felons to voteSign up to the daily US morning briefing 3.24pm GMT Barr doesn’t commit to releasing all of Mueller’s report to the public.Barr not fully committing to publicly releasing Mueller report. He says he will commit to releasing "as much as I can" consistent with the law. Big gray area. 3.16pm GMT Barr says “I don’t believe Mr. Mueller to be involved in a witch hunt” and adds that he believes Sessions “probably...
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Republican Steve King stripped of assignments amid racism backlash – as it happened

Congressman faces growing rebuke over recent commentsTrump denies to reporters he ever worked for MoscowSenate Republicans feel shutdown pressure 1.55am GMT Powering down for the night, thanks for tuning in! Here’s what happened today: 1.35am GMT According to The Daily Beast, the special counsel and NY federal prosecutors are looking into a meeting Trump had in the days before he was inaugurated, for possible evidence that foreigners and donors sought to purchase influence in the adminis...
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Trump shows no sign of relenting on border wall: 'I'm doing what I pledged' – live updates

Republican senator said Trump should agree to temporary billPresident denies to reporters he ever worked for MoscowSenate Republicans feel shutdown pressure 12.07am GMT In the four weeks since the government shutdown began, the FDA was forced to stop inspections at most food facilities. But on Monday, Commissioner Scott Gottlieb announced that 10% of agency workers would come back to work, unpaid.According to The Washington Post, 80% of the food supply is checked by the agency and out of the...
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