The House voted to reopen the IRS and other key portions of the federal government but the bill is unlikely to be taken up in the Senate - Politico
House passes bill to reopen some government agencies, with 8 Republicans bucking leadership
Trump lawyer Giuliani says that they will not be answering any more of Mueller's questions
White House considering canceling Trump's trip to the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland if the shutdown is not resolved by January 22 - Dow Jones
Trump's legal team tells special counsel Robert Mueller that the president will not answer anymore questions in the probe of Russia's meddling in the 2016 presidential election
Pence attacks Democrats because they "demanded that before any negotiations could begin we would have to reopen the government"
Donald Trump Jr says "walls work" at the zoo, in his latest controversial remarks about migrants seeking to enter the US
Trump 'just walked out' of talks on border wall. Democrat leader Chuck Schumer says Trump slammed the table and said "we have nothing to discuss."
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President Trump says meeting with Schumer and Pelosi was a 'total waste of time.'
: Just left a meeting with Chuck and Nancy, a total waste of time. I asked what is going to happen in 30 days if I quickly open things up, are you going to approve Border Security which includes a Wall or Steel Barrier Nancy said, NO. I said bye-bye, nothing else works.
Rosenstein plans to stay until Mueller submits a report
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White House has just issued a veto threat on standalone spending bills. "Moving these four bills without a broader agreement to solve the border crisis is unacceptable."
: Thank you to all of America's brave police, deputies, sheriffs, and federal law enforcement on National Law Enforcement Appreciation Day. We love you and will always support you.
Trump's message to Senate Republicans, per Rubio, was "Stick together." POTUS also said declaring a nation emergency remained an option
Manafort, via Gates, directed Kilimnik to make sure polling data got to Serhiy Lyovochkin and Rinat Akhmetov, not Deripaska.
: "How long are you willing to let this shutdown last, Mr. President" President Trump: "Whatever it takes."
FDA says shutdown has reduced food inspections and 'put our food supply at risk.'
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Trump, talking about people migrating illegally to the U.S.: "They have the best vehicles. They have bigger, stronger, and faster vehicles than our police have."
He has "absolute right" to declare a national emergency and the threshold will be if there's no deal on border security funding, says @POTUS.
: Billions of dollars are sent to the State of California for Forest fires that, with proper Forest Management, would never happen. Unless they get their act together, which is unlikely, I have ordered FEMA to send no more money. It is a disgraceful situation in lives and money.
: Billions of dollars are sent to the State of California for Forrest fires that, with proper Forrest Management, would never happen. Unless they get their act together, which is unlikely, I have ordered FEMA to send no more money. It is a disgraceful situation in lives and money.
: Our Country is doing so well in so many ways. Great jobs numbers, with a record setting December. We are rebuilding our military. Vets finally have Choice and Accountability. Economy and GDP are strong. Tax and Reg cuts historic. Trade deals great. But we MUST fix our Southern Border.
Rosenstein expected to depart DOJ in coming weeks once new attorney general confirmed
: Thank you for soooo many nice comments regarding my Oval Office speech. A very interesting experience.
Pence: Headed to meeting with @HouseGOP at Capitol about border security. @POTUS is determined to stand strong to build a wall and provide the kind of resources and reforms that are necessary to address the humanitarian and security crisis at our southern border.
DHS Secretary Nielsen and WH chief of staff Mulvaney just arrived on the Hill
Speaker Nancy Pelosi and other Democrats will introduce a bill to expand background checks for sales and transfers of firearms on Tuesday, the eighth anniversary of the day Giffords was shot in the head at a constituent meeting in Arizona.
: In his speech tonight, Trump seeks to explain the his rationale for why he views the situation at the border as a crisis, and will share stories of human trafficking across the U.S.-Mexico line.
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Acting SecDef @DepSecDef pat Shanahan has a new Chief of Staff - Eric D. Chewning, per @DeptofDefense
The chairs of 7 House committees have written a letter to Steve Mnuchin demanding more info about why sanctions on Oleg Deripaska's businesses were lifted, and requesting a delay in the sanctions termination until members are fully briefed.
The cost of deploying active duty troops to the border is estimated to reach $132 million by the end of January 2019, according to defense officials. The Pentagon had previously estimated the cost to be $72M prior to the mission's end date being extended from 15 Dec. to Jan. 31
US Supreme Court rejects appeal from an unidentified company in a foreign country that was seeking to escape a grand jury subpoena that is widely assumed to be sought by Special Counsel Mueller's prosecutors. "The administrative stay previously entered . is vacated."
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“conceded” that he discussed or may have discussed a Ukraine peace plan with Mr. Kilimnik on
more than one occasion
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CT officials are standing by their assessment that there's no evidence ISIS or alQaida are trying to sneak in from Mexcio
Paul Manafort's attorneys failed to properly redact their filing. They reveal that Mueller alleges Manafort "lied about sharing polling data with Mr. Kilimnik related to the 2016 presidential campaign". Konstantin Kilimnik has alleged ties to Russian intelligence.
Kellyanne Conway on Fox News last night said the administration's claim that 3,755 known or unknown militants were blocked at the border "was an unfortunate misstatement".
Russian lawyer Veselnitskaya at Trump Tower meeting charged in separate case (obstructing justice in a money-laundering investigation)
: Congratulations to a truly great football team, the Clemson Tigers, on an incredible win last night against a powerful Alabama team. A big win also for the Great State of South Carolina. Look forward to seeing the team, and their brilliant coach, for the second time at the W.H.
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Secretary of State Pompeo tells King Abdullah of Jordan he saw an early draft of the president's address to the nation tonight: "He'll make a lot of news," and then laughed.
: "The President is the biggest and best supporter of the Steel Industry in many years. We are doing really well. The Tariffs let us compete. Was unfair that the Steel Industry lost its jobs to unfair trade laws. Very positive outcome." Mark Glyptis, United Steelworkers
: Economic numbers looking REALLY good. Can you imagine if I had long term ZERO interest rates to play with like the past administration, rather than the rapidly raised normalized rates we have today. That would have been SO EASY. Still, markets up BIG since 2016 Election.
Trump's advisers are telling him that if the US pulls out of Syria now, ISIS will rebound in 2020, in time for the next election, laying him open to the same charges he made against Obama
U.S.: National Assembly is the only legitimate institution in Venezuela
: Endless Wars, especially those which are fought out of judgement mistakes that were made many years ago, and those where we are getting little financial or military help from the rich countries that so greatly benefit from what we are doing, will eventually come to a glorious end.
The Trump administration downgraded the EU delegation to the US without prior notification, an EU official familiar with the matter confirmed.