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'I'm cancelling your trip': Donald Trump writes letter to Nancy Pelosi as shutdown continues

'I'm cancelling your trip': Donald Trump writes letter to Nancy Pelosi as shutdown continuesDonald Trump has denied a military aircraft for the most senior Democrat in the House of Representatives shortly before she was due to embark on a series of overseas trips. The US president hit back at Nancy Pelosi, the House speaker, a day after she told him to delay his State of the Union address until after the government shutdown was over.  Mrs Pelosi sent a letter to the president on Wednesday demanding that he either push back the January 29 speech or simply submit a written version of what he wanted to say to Congress. "Due to the Shutdown, I am sorry to inform you that your trip to Brussels, Egypt and Afghanistan has been postponed," Mr Trump wrote in a retaliatory letter on Thursday. President @realDonaldTrump’s letter to @SpeakerPelosi concerning her upcoming travel pic.twitter.com/TtBCvwp080— Sarah Sanders (@PressSec) January 17, 2019 "In light of the 800,000 great American workers not receiving pay, I'm sure you would agree that postponing this public relations event is totally appropriate." "We will reschedule this seven-day excursion when the Shutdown is over." Mrs Pelosi, a 78-year-old congresswoman from California, has been at loggerheads with Mr Trump, 72, throughout the shutdown, trading barbs and attempting to pin the blame on each other’s party.  Mrs Pelosi cited security concerns over her calls for Mr Trump to delay his speech, saying that the Secret Service and Homeland Security – which both help keep the event safe – had been partly “hamstrung” by the lack of funding.  Nancy Pelosi is the most senior figure in the House of Representatives Credit: Reuters The State of the Union address is one of the most prominent Washington events of the calendar, seeing a president speak to almost every member of the capital’s political elite.  Every congressmen and senator is invited to the speech, delivered in the House, as well as Supreme Court judges, members of the president’s cabinet and foreign ambassadors.  Security is extremely tight, with the roads around the US Capitol closed off in the hours before the speech. Air Force bus meant to transport Speaker of the Pelosi and other members of Congress to flight to Afghanistan sits in front of House of Representatives in Washington Credit: Reuters Mrs Pelosi wrote in her letter: “Sadly, given the security concerns and unless government reopens this week, I suggest that we work together to determine another suitable date after government has reopened for this address or for you to consider delivering your State of the Union address in writing to Congress on January 29.” The move was an apparent attempt to force focus of the shutdown, the longest in US history, back onto Mr Trump while also denying the president a prominent stage from which to chastise Democrats over the impasse. The president's letter to Mrs Pelosi Some 800,000 federal government workers are affected, with around half working for free and the other half sent home without pay.  A quarter of the government is impacted.  The US president has insisted he will sign no spending bill that would reopen government unless it includes $ 5.7 billion for construction of his Mexico border wall – a key campaign pledge.    The Democrats, who hold the majority in the House, have refused to give Mr Trump his $ 5.7 billion and insist they will not talk about immigration reform until the government is back open.  One sophomoric response does not deserve another. Speaker Pelosi’s threat to cancel the State of the Union is very irresponsible and blatantly political.— Lindsey Graham (@LindseyGrahamSC) January 17, 2019 But while the nation's two most powerful leaders appeared to be engaged in a game of Constitutional one-upmanship, some lawmakers were unimpressed. Republican senator Lindsey Graham tweeted: "One sophomoric response does not deserve another."



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'Where's Mitch?' Dems look to deliver letter

'Where's Mitch?' Dems look to deliver letterNew House Democrats walked across the Capitol from the House to the Senate side to call for Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell to pass bills that would reopen parts of the government. (Jan. 16)



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Father of Jake Patterson has a letter for Jayme Closs' family

Father of Jake Patterson has a letter for Jayme Closs' familyThe father of Jake Patterson says he has a letter for Jayme Closs' family. Patterson is accused of kidnapping Jayme, 13, and killing her parents.



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Police release strange letter from deceased man accused of killing Davis Officer Natalie Corona

Police release strange letter from deceased man accused of killing Davis Officer Natalie CoronaEERIE: Police say the man accused of murdering the 22-year-old officer left behind this letter.



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'Hold fast, alongside our allies': Read Jim Mattis' farewell letter as he leaves Pentagon

'Hold fast, alongside our allies': Read Jim Mattis' farewell letter as he leaves Pentagon"Our Department is proven to be at its best when the times are most difficult," he wrote. "So keep faith in our country and hold fast."



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Putin says Moscow is open for dialogue with the US in New Year letter to Trump

Putin says Moscow is open for dialogue with the US in New Year letter to TrumpRussian President Vladimir Putin told Donald Trump in a New Year letter on Sunday that Moscow was ready for dialogue on a "wide-ranging agenda", the Kremlin said following a series of failed attempts to hold a new summit. At the end of November, the US president abruptly cancelled a planned meeting with Mr Putin on the sidelines of a G20 summit in Argentina, citing tensions about Russian forces opening fire on Ukrainian navy boats and then seizing them. Mr Trump and Mr Putin also failed to hold a full-fledged meeting in Paris on the sidelines of the centenary commemoration of the Armistice. The two leaders held their one and only summit in Helsinki in July. "Vladimir Putin stressed that the (Russia – United States) relations are the most important factor for providing strategic stability and international security," a Kremlin statement said. "He confirmed that Russia is open for dialogue with the USA on the most wide-ranging agenda." Mr Putin also wished "well-being and prosperity to the British people" Credit: TASS / Barcroft Images  Moscow has said one of the key issues it wanted to discuss with the United States is Washington's plans to withdraw from a Cold War era nuclear arms pact. Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov was quoted as saying that now it was up to the United States whether to hold a new meeting in 2019. "The issue should be addressed to Washington. Both our president and his representatives have said that we are ready for the talks when Washington is ready for it," TASS news agency quoted Mr Lavrov as saying in televised remarks. In a separate letter to Syrian President Bashar al-Assad, Mr Putin pledged continuation of aid to the Syrian government and people in the "fight against terrorism, in defence of state sovereignty and territorial integrity". Credit: TASS / Barcroft Images  Mr Putin also sent New Year greetings to other world leaders including Theresa May and Shinzo Abe of Japan, as well as Chinese President Xi Jinping. Mr Putin wished "well-being and prosperity to the British people", the Kremlin said. Russia's embassy in London said on Friday Moscow and London had agreed to return some staff to their respective embassies after they expelled dozens of diplomats early this year. Britain expelled 23 Russian diplomats over accusations the Kremlin was behind a nerve toxin attack in March on former double agent Sergei Skripal and his daughter in the English city of Salisbury. Russia, which denies any involvement in the poisoning, sent home the same number of British embassy workers in retaliation.



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Abraham Lincoln letter sent days before Christmas 1863 sells at auction for $60K

Abraham Lincoln letter sent days before Christmas 1863 sells at auction for $  60KLincoln's 1863 letter asked the U.S. military to allow his wife's cousins to return peacefully to their plantation.



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Trump, annoyed by resignation letter, pushes out Mattis early

Trump, annoyed by resignation letter, pushes out Mattis earlyOn Thursday, Mattis had abruptly said he was quitting, effective Feb. 28, after falling out with Trump over his foreign policy, including surprise decisions to withdraw all troops from Syria and start planning a drawdown in Afghanistan. Trump has come under withering criticism from fellow Republicans, Democrats and international allies over his decisions about Syria and Afghanistan, against the advice of his top aides and U.S. commanders. The exit of Mattis, highly regarded by Republicans and Democrats alike, added to concerns over what many see as Trump’s unpredictable, go-it-alone approach to global security.



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Mattis resignation letter lays out challenges for successor

Mattis resignation letter lays out challenges for successorWASHINGTON (AP) — The extraordinary resignation letter that Defense Secretary Jim Mattis handed to a surprised President Donald Trump was not just a product of two years of accumulating frustration with an impulsive boss, but an outline of the strategic hazards facing the next Pentagon chief.



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Cuomo Bombshell: CNN Host Shows Trump-Signed Letter Of Intent For Moscow Hotel

Cuomo Bombshell: CNN Host Shows Trump-Signed Letter Of Intent For Moscow HotelCNN's Chris Cuomo on Tuesday showed off a letter that directly contradicts a



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