Pelosi to Trump: No State of the Union speech during shutdown, New York Times: Trump called reporter, argued Putin didn't interfere in election, 4 Americans killed in Syria attack; ISIS claims responsibility
Pelosi escalates shutdown fight by telling Trump to reschedule State of the Union: "He can make it from the Oval Office if he wants", Sen. Kennedy: Trump is a "Carnivore..he believes he is right", Trump silent after Pelosi disinvites the President from delivering State of the Union address to Congress, Burr: No plans to seek Trump-Putin interpreter's notes, New York Times: Trump tried to convince reporter Russia was falsely accused of election interference after meeting with Putin, Senate Intelligence Chair says he won;t seek interpreter's notes as New York Times reports Trump denied Putin interfered in election after meeting, Pence declares "ISIS has been defeated" hours after ISIS claims responsibility for bombing that killed 4 Americans, Beto O'Rourke blogs about being "In and out of a funk," and hitting the road to "Clear my head" as calls grow for him to run in 2020 election, Air traffic controllers union: Air travel is "Absolutely" less safe than it was month ago, New York Times analysis: Federal workers have each missed more than $5,000 in wages since shutdown began, Trump's space force gets its own show, thanks to Steve Carell
Mueller filing: special counsel has "documentary evidence" Manafort lied about his contacts with Trump administration into 2018; Trump's attorney general pick vows to let Mueller finish probe and not interfere, but won't commit to releasing report to publ
Senate Republicans break with Trump on Russia sanctions; Senate Republicans break with Trump on relaxing sanctions on Russian companies tied to pro-Putin oligarch; Senate Republicans break with Trump on relaxing sanctions on Russian companies tied to pro-Putin oligarch deripaska; Senate Republicans break with Trump on Russia sanctions; Wall Street Journal: source close to Michael Cohen says he's expected to "tell the story of what it's like to work for a madman"; Trump's attorney general nominee vows he "will not permit" any interference in Mueller probe and won't be "bullied"; Trump's attorney general pick doesn't think Mueller is on a "witch hunt"; Trump tries to win over vulnerable Democrats on shutdown no Democrats show up to White House meeting; Democrats reject Trump's attempts to win them over on shutdown; House votes to condemn Republican Steve King's racist remarks; Senator Gillibrand enters 2020 presidential race as shifting views on issues threaten to haunt bid; Gillibrand joins growing field of Democrats entering 2020 race; Trump tweets about "hamberders" (translation: hamburgers); Burger King trolls Trump: "we're all out of hamberders";
Trump's Attorney General pick shared his controversial memo on Mueller with Trump lawyers as Trump is forced to say "I never worked for Russia"; Growing questions about what Trump discussed with Putin in 2017 as White House plotted response on Trump tower
Trump's Attorney General pick shared his controversial memo on Mueller with Trump lawyers as Trump is forced to say "I never worked for Russia"; Trump team rebuffed Mueller request for in-person interview with Trump in recent weeks; "Mueller is not satisfied"; Growing questions about what Trump discussed with Putin in 2017 as White House plotted response on Trump tower meeting; Trump held second secret talk with Putin in 2017 as White house plotted response to New York Times story o Trump Tower meeting; Trump's Attorney General pick shared his controversial memo on Mueller with Trump before nomination; Trump is forced to deny he's"I worked for Russia"; Bipartisan group of senators meet . to find a way to end shutdown; Bipartisan group of senators meet to talk shutdown; Trump claims many democrats agree with him and are "breaking"; Source: Group of senators meet to talk shutdown but "rough going"; Trump hosts Clemson football players, jokes that the first lady could "Make some salads"; New York Times: GOP plans to vote on whether to remove King from committees; CBC chair: Disapproval resolution of Rep. King's racially-charged remarks not enough, should resign from congress; Official: Trump took possession of his interpreter's notes, instructed him not to discuss his meeting with Putin in July 2017; Democrats debate subpoenaing interpreter from Trump's meeting with Putin in Helsinki; she was the only other American in the room; Trump: I "Love Tennessee" (Except he was going to Louisiana);
Shutdown about to become longest in U.S. history; government fails to pay 800,000 federal workers today; Rep. Steve King defends white supremacy comments; Graham urges Trump to declare emergency to build wall
Trump tries to sell the wall by any other name: "peaches"; Shutdown about to become longest in U.S. history: no meetings between White House officials and congressional staff are scheduled; White House official: Trump "focused on the shutdown, not Steve King, "as Rep makes racially inflammatory remarks, again; Rep. King: not worried about fallout from "white nationalist" remarks; Shutdown about to become longest in U.S. history; White House adviser: Furloughed workers are "better off"; Politico: Democrats trying to rein in Ocasio-Cortez; Ocasio-Cortez fires back at Lieberman, tweets "who dis?" after the former VP candidate says he hopes "she's not the future" of the party; Oprah to interview Beto O'Rourke as he mulls 2020 bid; Missing 13-year-old Jayme Closs found alive 88 days after her parents were shot dead in their home and she was abducted.
Mueller clears Cohen to testify publicly before congress; Trump administration looking at diverting disaster funds meant for Puerto Rico and Texas to fund border wall; Trump: I never said Mexico would directly pay for wall (he did);
Trump "not worried" at all about former attorney Michael Cohen promising to "give a full and credible account" before congress; Sources: Mueller focused on Trump's conflicting public statements; Trump on blame for shutdown: "The buck stops with everybody"; Pelosi: Trump meeting was a "setup, so he could walk out"; Trump: I never meant Mexico would write a check for the wall; Trump in 2016 interview: Mexico "may even write us a check"; Trump: The U.S. needs a wall to stop "deadly inflow of drugs"; Agent: Wall is not going to stop drugs from getting into U.S.; Trump repeats talking points on drugs to justify building a wall; Sanjay Gupta investigates, tours border with homeland security agent; Pelosi slams Mnuchin's briefing on Russia as "one of the worst: from the Trump administration; Jeanne Moos: Trump loves to say "bye-bye"