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Nicolas Maduro attacks Trump's 'almost Nazi-style' speech after US president calls on military to abandon Venezuela leader

Nicolas Maduro attacks Trump's 'almost Nazi-style' speech after US president calls on military to abandon Venezuela leaderNicolas Maduro has accused Donald Trump of speaking in an “almost Nazi style” after he called on Venezuela‘s military to abandon its beleaguered president. On Monday, President Trump said the US stands behind opposition leader Juan Guaido and condemns Mr Maduro and his government’s socialist policies.



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Here's why Donald Trump will threaten Venezuela's military leaders during a speech in Florida

Here's why Donald Trump will threaten Venezuela's military leaders during a speech in FloridaPresident Trump's speech will be directed at Florida's Venezuelan community as he tries to appeal to Latino voters heading into the 2020 election.



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Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez delivers devastating dissection of US financial system and political corruption in congress speech

Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez delivers devastating dissection of US financial system and political corruption in congress speechAlexandria Ocasio-Cortez has used a speech before finance watchdogs to expose the vast conflicts of interest which shape American politics. “We have a system with right now which is fundamentally broken,” she concluded after her question and answer session with a panel of senior figures from campaign finance watchdog groups. “If I want to run a campaign that is entirely funded by corporate political action committees, is there anything that legally prevents me from doing that?” she asked.



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Shutdown a Trump 'stunt,' says Democrat Abrams in reply to annual speech

Shutdown a Trump 'stunt,' says Democrat Abrams in reply to annual speechDelivering the Democratic Party’s response to his State of the Union address, Abrams struck a tone that might influence other Democrats still searching for the right way to challenge Trump in the election in 2020, when he will seek a second term. “The shutdown was a stunt engineered by the president of the United States, one that defied every tenet of fairness and abandoned not just our people but our values,” Abrams said. Abrams sought to balance policy prescriptions with measured attacks against the president, something Democratic strategists say presidential hopefuls should emulate.



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Trump says US backs Venezuela's 'quest for freedom': speech excerpts

Trump says US backs Venezuela's 'quest for freedom': speech excerptsPresident Donald Trump plans to ramp up the pressure on Venezuela’s embattled leader Nicolas Maduro in his State of the Union address on Tuesday, doubling down on US support for his challenger Juan Guaido. “We stand with the Venezuelan people in their noble quest for freedom,” Trump is set to say, according to excerpts from his annual speech to Congress — where the opposition leader’s envoy to Washington was among the top guests. Trump swiftly recognized Guaido after he proclaimed himself acting president of Venezuela last month, and has not ruled out a military intervention in the crisis-wracked country.



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Government shutdown: Colorado Senator blasts Ted Cruz's 'crocodile tears' in impassioned floor speech

Government shutdown: Colorado Senator blasts Ted Cruz's 'crocodile tears' in impassioned floor speechFormer Republican presidential candidate Ted Cruz was accused of “crying crocodile tears” over the US government shutdown, during a blistering speech by Colorado senator Michael Bennet. Pointing out that first responders were going without pay, Mr Bennet reminded the Texan politician that he had previously supported a shutdown six years ago, when Colorado was hit with poor weather. “When the Senator from Texas shut this government down in 2013 my state was flooded,” the Democrat told the US Senate.



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House Speaker Pelosi blocks Trump speech until government reopens

House Speaker Pelosi blocks Trump speech until government reopensThe announcement comes after Trump said he plans to deliver the State of the Union address in the House chamber as scheduled on Jan. 29.



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Trump seeks to move ahead with big speech despite Pelosi shutdown concerns

Trump seeks to move ahead with big speech despite Pelosi shutdown concernsTrump’s proposal on Saturday to relax his immigration policies for young immigrants known as “Dreamers” in exchange for funding for a southern border wall did not appear to be making much headway among Democrats who control the House of Representatives. Senate Majority leader Mitch McConnell said the Senate will vote on Trump’s plan this week but there were doubts it would pass there. Leaders of the House of Representatives have already rejected it.



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Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez's first House speech breaks online viewing records

Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez's first House speech breaks online viewing recordsAlexandria Ocasio-Cortez’s first speech on the floor of Congress broke digital viewing records for C-SPAN, Capitol Hill’s public affairs network, garnering over a million views on Twitter in roughly 12 hours. The progressive freshman Gouse member took to the floor on Wednesday to decry Donald Trump’s demands for border wall funding to be included in the next federal spending bill — a battle that has spurred the longest government shutdown in American history. “The truth of this shutdown is that it’s actually not about a wall,” the New York Democrat said.



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Top US diplomat assails Obama in Mideast policy speech

Top US diplomat assails Obama in Mideast policy speechCAIRO (AP) — U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo delivered a scathing rebuke of the Obama administration's Mideast policies on Thursday, accusing the former president of "misguided" thinking that diminished America's role in the region while harming its longtime friends and emboldening Iran.



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