The Debrief
The defeat of two starkly contrasting ideas to end the shutdown would demonstrate that what both sides have been pushing for is not possible in the Senate, and that a new path must be forged.
President Trump announced his decision hours after House Speaker Nancy Pelosi rescinded her invitation for a speech next week and asked for a “mutually agreeable” date once the government has reopened.
The self-confident presidential adviser and son-in-law has prompted deep skepticism among many who doubt his political abilities and influence.
Rudy Giuliani speaks to reporters last year at the White House. (AP)
Rudy Giuliani speaks to reporters last year at the White House. (AP)
President Trump’s lawyer made a dizzying array of statements and clarifications in recent days, leaving White House aides, his fellow lawyers and people involved in the special counsel’s Russia investigation puzzled over what, exactly, he was trying to say in defense of the president — and why he was saying any of it at all.
Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said the Trump administration does not recognize the authority of “former president” Nicolás Maduro. The administration earlier recognized opposition leader Juan Guaidó as the nation’s interim president.
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Cohen’s attorney cited unspecified "threats against his family from President Trump" for the delay. A person familiar with the case said these threats have not been reported to law enforcement.
The arrest coincides with rising tensions between China and other allies of the United States.
The arrest of the English-language PressTV news presenter on a ‘material witness’ warrant had sparked protest from Iran’s foreign minister.
With elections looming, Priyanka Gandhi Vadra’s new post in the Indian National Congress may complicate Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s reelection bid.
BuzzFeed announced it would lay off about 15 percent of its staff, while Verizon Media Group — the owner of HuffPost, AOL and Yahoo — announced its own round of layoffs of about 7 percent of its staff.
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