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on Trump threat to use national emergency powers to build border wall with DOD money. "The Pentagon's most recent National Defense Strategy doesn't mention the southern border as a national defense priority."
Defense official tells VOA that @DeptofDefense received a formal request for additional capabilities at the US southern border today from @DHSgov
Special counsel Robert Mueller's Washington-based grand jury has been granted an extension days before it was set to expire - The Hill
: The story in the New York Times regarding Jim Webb being considered as the next Secretary of Defense is FAKE NEWS. I'm sure he is a fine man, but I don't know Jim, and never met him. Patrick Shanahan, who is Acting Secretary of Defense, is doing a great job.
The presentence investigation report for Paul Manafort has been filed w court in Alexandria, Va., but it remains under seal. Manafort will have a chance to file legal objections. The report will help Judge Ellis determine a punishment for Manafort who's to be sentenced Feb 8.
"We're not looking to impeach you," Trump says Nancy Pelosi told him today.
President Trump on White House meeting with congressional leaders: "Good meeting," and both sides are on path to getting the US government back open.
Trump: We must build an iron wall with Mexico
Schumer: Trump threatened to keep government shut down for "years"
After long White House meeting with President Trump on the ongoing government shutdown, Republican and Democratic congressional leaders indicate meetings will continue. Senate Minority Leader Schumer says the discussions were again "contentious."
Congressional leaders, including Speaker Pelosi, Sen. McConnell and Sen. Schumer, have arrived at the White House for meeting with President Trump on government shutdown that is in its 14th day.
Federal Reserve Board Chairman Jerome Powell said Friday that he would not resign from his post if asked by President Donald Trump - Politco
Speaker Pelosi addresses Rep. Tlaib's "impeach the motherf--er" comment: "I probably have a generational reaction to it, but in any event, I'm not in the censorship business."
Acting Defense Secretary Patrick Shanahan can serve "indefinite" period of time in the role at President Trump's discretion: U.S. administration official
Sen. Pat Roberts WILL announce his retirement this afternoon.
"I will always speak truth to power. #unapologeticallyMe," Rep. Tlaib tweets amid news reports about "impeach the motherf--er" comment.
Пенс повідомив Такеру Карлсону на Fox: "Ми збираємося і надалі протистояти ІДІЛ, але нам більше не потрібно, щоб американські війська залишалися на північному сході Сирії"
: How do you impeach a president who has won perhaps the greatest election of all time, done nothing wrong (no Collusion with Russia, it was the Dems that Colluded), had the most successful first two years of any president, and is the most popular Republican in party history 93%
: As I have stated many times, if the Democrats take over the House or Senate, there will be disruption to the Financial Markets. We won the Senate, they won the House. Things will settle down. They only want to impeach me because they know they can't win in 2020, too much success.
Hours after being sworn in, Democratic Rep. Rashida Tlaib appears to tell a cheering crowd of supporters that the Democrats "are gonna impeach the motherf--er" in a video posted online.
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Fatal shooting of MN Marine in DC not homicide
: ..President Trump deserves a lot of credit, but again, you have the anti-Trump people who are not going to give him a lot of credit."
: Michael Pillsbury interviewed by @cvpayne: "They have the motive of making the President look bad – instead of President Trump being portrayed as a HERO. The first President to take China on, it's 20 years overdue..
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.