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State of the Union 2019: When will Trump make the annual address to Congress and what is its history?

State of the Union 2019: When will Trump make the annual address to Congress and what is its history?Donald Trump is currently pondering how to deliver his second State of the Union address to Congress with the US government mired in its longest shutdown in history. House speaker Nancy Pelosi asked the president to postpone his speech on 16 January and suggested he submit it by letter, a manoeuvre Republicans were quick to brand “political” and which appeared to provoke Mr Trump into denying Ms Pelosi’s congressional delegation the use of a military plane to visit troops in Afghanistan. The address is still scheduled for 9pm EST on 29 January at the time of writing, with the president tweeting: “Nancy, I am still thinking about the State of the Union speech, there are so many options – including doing it as per your written offer (made during the Shutdown, security is no problem), and my written acceptance.



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Rudy Giuliani says he is '100% certain' Trump did not tell Cohen to lie to Congress

Rudy Giuliani says he is '100% certain' Trump did not tell Cohen to lie to CongressThe president's attorney also said the Trump may have discussed a Trump Tower Moscow project with Cohen up until the 2016 election.



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Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez Reacts to Aaron Sorkin's Comments That Congress Members Need to Grow Up

Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez Reacts to Aaron Sorkin's Comments That Congress Members Need to Grow Up“They need to stop acting like young people, ok? It’s time to do that,” Sorkin said.



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Trump may have spoken to Michael Cohen about testimony to congress, says Rudy Giuliani: 'So what?'

Trump may have spoken to Michael Cohen about testimony to congress, says Rudy Giuliani: 'So what?'Last week, BuzzFeed reported that Mr Trump’s personal lawyer delivered the false information to politicians about the then candidate’s business interests in Moscow on the orders of the man who is now president. Democrats and opponents of Mr Trump leapt on the story, saying it showed the president had committed perjury.



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Trump told to ‘resign or be impeached’ if reports he instructed attorney Cohen to lie to congress are proven

Trump told to ‘resign or be impeached’ if reports he instructed attorney Cohen to lie to congress are provenDonald Trump is facing calls to “resign or be impeached”, if reports he instructed his former lawyer Michael Cohen to lie to Congress about talks to build a Trump Tower in Moscow can be verified. The president is under pressure after two law enforcement officials involved in special counsel Robert Mueller’s probe into Russian collusion in the 2016 US election claimed to have obtained evidence of possible obstruction. Several Democrats have urged Congress to seek clarification of what information the special counsel may hold on the matter, with one calling for Mr Trump to be removed if the claims, first published by Buzzfeed News, are proven.



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Acting AG Whitaker to testify before Congress in a hearing likely centered on Russia probe

Acting AG Whitaker to testify before Congress in a hearing likely centered on Russia probeActing Attorney General Matthew Whitaker is scheduled to testify before Congress next month.



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Venezuela Congress and U.S. government ratchet up pressure on Maduro

Venezuela Congress and U.S. government ratchet up pressure on MaduroU.S. President Donald Trump’s administration was considering recognizing the leader of the Congress, Juan Guaido, as the country’s legitimate president, according to two people familiar with the matter. White House aides were weighing such a move among a list of options being prepared for Trump in response to the latest Venezuela developments but no final decision had been made, one of the people told Reuters. Maduro was inaugurated on Jan. 10 under an avalanche of criticism that his leadership was illegitimate following a 2018 election widely viewed as fraudulent, with countries around the world disavowing his government.



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As Kushner reaches out to Congress on shutdown, 'DACA for the wall' deal gains steam

As Kushner reaches out to Congress on shutdown, 'DACA for the wall' deal gains steamWhite House adviser Jared Kushner is reaching out to both sides of the aisle as multiple members of Congress are pushing a "DACA for the wall" deal to end the shutdown.



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No other Congress has ever looked this much like me. Now how will female lawmakers use that power?

No other Congress has ever looked this much like me. Now how will female lawmakers use that power?To continue to smash the old boys' club, female lawmakers in the historically diverse 116th Congress must embrace each other, and their differences.



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Venezuela's congress names new leader, vows to battle Maduro

Venezuela's congress names new leader, vows to battle MaduroCARACAS, Venezuela (AP) — Venezuela's opposition-controlled congress opened its first session of the year Saturday, installing a fresh-faced leader who struck a defiant tone and vowed to take up the battle against socialist President Nicolas Maduro.



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