Speaker Pelosi formally names Rep. Schiff as new chairman of the House Intel Cmte.
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Pressing for border wall funding, @POTUS introduces National Border Patrol Council Pres Brandon Judd who declares "walls actually work," to enforce the border. He tells reporters that Border Patrol agents will tell them "walls actually work."
Speaker Pelosi will go to the White House at 11:30 a.m. ET Friday for a meeting on the government shutdown - NBC
Sarah Sanders:There will be a briefing in the WH briefing room at 4:10pm today.
Trump admin is considering Jim Webb for Defense Secretary.
US Army boosting artillery launcher numbers with a contract for an additional 343 new HIMARS and MLRS
Pelosi: We must support the middle class that is the foundation of democracy in the United States
As Speaker of the House, Nancy Pelosi #2 in presidential line of succession, behind the vice president
Democrat Nancy Pelosi is elected House speaker, becoming the second speaker ever to reclaim the gavel. #116thCongress
SoCal Rep. @BradSherman reintroduces impeachment articles against Trump on 1st day of #116thCongress
: The RNC has a great Chairwoman in Ronna McDaniel and the @GOP has never been stronger. We achieved historic wins with her help last year. MAGA
: The United States Treasury has taken in MANY billions of dollars from the Tariffs we are charging China and other countries that have not treated us fairly. In the meantime we are doing well in various Trade Negotiations currently going on. At some point this had to be done.
: The Shutdown is only because of the 2020 Presidential Election. The Democrats know they can't win based on all of the achievements of "Trump," so they are going all out on the desperately needed Wall and Border Security - and Presidential Harassment. For them, strictly politics.
: "MAGA list: 205 'historic results' help Trump make case for 2020 re-election"
Dem lawmaker to introduce articles of impeachment against Trump on first day of new Congress
House Speaker Nancy Pelosi says she won't rule out indictment or impeachment for President Trump on @TODAYShow
Senate confirms ambassadors to: Armenia, Australia, Azerbaijan, Benin, Bosnia, Botswana, Brunei, CAR, Comoros, Cyprus, EquatorialGuinea, Gambia, Guinea, Guyana, Kazakhstan, Kenya, Madagascar, Mali, Mongolia, Mozambique, Tajikistan, Togo, Tunisia, Yemen
The family of an American citizen on a hunger strike in an Egyptian prison is urging Secretary of State Michael R. Pompeo to use his upcoming Cairo trip to press for the man's release.
: .I remain ready and willing to work with Democrats to pass a bill that secures our borders, supports the agents and officers on the ground, and keeps America Safe. Let's get it done.
: Important meeting today on Border Security with Republican and Democrat Leaders in Congress. Both parties must work together to pass a Funding Bill that protects this Nation and its people – this is the first and most important duty of government.
"I bet you would have liked it if he were younger," a Bernie Sanders campaign staffer says her superior, Bill Velazquez, told her when she complained about sexual harassment in 2016. Tomorrow, Velazquez becomes chief of staff to Rep. Chuy Garcia, D-Ill.
Starting tomorrow, the Sanders 2016 staffer at the center of today's @nytimes story on how sexual harassment was mishandled by team Bernie will be chief of staff to newly elected Rep. Chuy Garcia, D-Ill.
Bill Velazquez, the ex-Bernie Sanders staffer who allegedly responded to a complaint of sexual harassment by telling the woman,"I bet you would have liked it if he were younger," will be the Chief of Staff to incoming Dem Rep. Chuy Garcia.
Shutdown could take "weeks" to resolve, McConnell says after Trump meeting
The Marine Corps has identified the Marine killed at 8th and I as Lance Cpl. Riley S. Kuznia, 20, from Karlstad, Minnesota. The shooting is still under investigation.
Republican @RepTomReed says he'll back Democratic rules tomorrow - first crossover in 18 years - and has been threatened with "consequences" from GOP leaders.
The Supreme Court could now decide as early as Wednesday afternoon whether an unnamed foreign-owned company will have to pay daily fines for avoiding a grand jury subpoena related to Robert Mueller's special counsel investigation.
Minnesota mother says her 20-year-old son was the U.S. Marine who was shot to death on New Year's Day at a barracks in Washington, D.C. Military says shooting "was not self-inflicted."
Trump: "Jeff Flake is selling real estate, whatever he's doing. Probably will go to work for CNN. That's my prediction"
Trump on Mattis: "President Obama fired him, and essentially so did I. I want results."
Трамп про роль Ірану в Сирії: "Чесно кажучи, вони можуть робити там все, що захочуть"
Trump says he had a meeting about Iran and the Middle East with lots of good-looking generals: "Like from a movie. Better looking than Tom Cruise, and stronger."
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FBI has formed a new counterintelligence unit for rooting out leaks to news media.
says everyone gives him credit for decimating ISIS - "we have done a real job" vs the terror group, adding he campaigned on bringing troops home from the "endless wars". "What we're doing is the right thing to do" per POTUS
"He's been such a pleasure to work for-work with" @POTUS says of acting SecDef @DepSecDef, praising Pentagon on its coordination and help with the US SW border
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A Trump-Game-of-Thrones poster on the cabinet meeting desk
Defense Secretary Mattis was essentially "fired," @POTUS tells reporters.
Acting Sec Def Shanahan ( @DepSecDef ) announces CFO/Comptroller David Norquist is Acting Dep Sec Def "I have the greatest confidence in his abilities to lead a phenomenally talented team while performing the duties as Deputy Secretary of Defense," says Shanahan.
Pres Trump is calling the 2018 plunge on Wall Street as "a little glitch," even as stocks finished 2018 with the worst showing in a decade. He predicts markets will soar after US trade deals are complete.
Drones and technology are not enough for border security, according to @POTUS. "I know more about drones than anybody."
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In photo op at start of Cabinet meeting, Pres Trump immediately defends his call for a border wall, saying the US border with Mexico is like a sieve. We need a wall, he insists. Again mentions wall around the home of former Pres Obama. (TV Pool photo by @kevincorke)
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Secretary Ryan Zinke: It's been a high honor to serve @POTUS and the American People as @Interior Secretary. We've restored public lands "for the benefit and enjoyment of the people," improved public access and shall never be held hostage again for our energy needs. God bless America and those who defend her.
NBC News: POTUS meeting on border wall with bipartisan congressional leaders set for 3pm today in the WH Situation Room
President Trump: "Here we go with Mitt Romney, but so fast. Question will be, is he a Flake I hope not. Would much prefer that Mitt focus on Border Security and so many other things . I won big, and he didn't. He should be happy for all Republicans. Be a TEAM player and WIN."
: Mexico is paying for the Wall through the new USMCA Trade Deal. Much of the Wall has already been fully renovated or built. We have done a lot of work. $5.6 Billion Dollars that House has approved is very little in comparison to the benefits of National Security. Quick payback.
: Here we go with Mitt Romney, but so fast. Question will be, is he a Flake I hope not. Would much prefer that Mitt focus on Border Security and so many other things where he can be helpful. I won big, and he didn't. He should be happy for all Republicans. Be a TEAM player and WIN.
@SecPompeo hopeful for US consular access today to Paul Whelan, arrested in Moscow. It's "our expectation that we will learn more about the charges, come to understand what he's been accused of, and if the detention is not appropriate we will demand his immediate return"
Bystander shot, critically injured during dispute in Northwest, DC
Marine shot and killed on duty at Marine Barracks in DC
The NRA, which pumped $30 million into Trump campaign, says it took money from 23 Russia-linked donors
: For FAR TOO LONG Senate Democrats have been Obstructing more than 350 Nominations. These great Americans left their jobs to serve our Country, but can't because Dems are blocking them, some for two years-historic record. Passed committees, but Schumer putting them on hold. Bad.