Additionally, CNN was the first to report that federal prosecutors in NY had requested interviews in recent weeks with executives of the Trump Organization.
Stacey Abrams stepped onto the biggest stage of her political career Tuesday and accused President Donald Trump and his fellow Republicans of abandoning working Americans and fomenting partisan and cultural discord.
In excerpts released ahead of Abrams' remarks, she calls the shutdown a political stunt that "defied every tenet of fairness and abandoned not just our people, but our values".
Heard on the Hill suspects that route was out of habit for Trump Jr., given that Paul Ryan inhabited that office when Republicans controlled the House.
But Trump devoted more than one-fifth of the address to border security, using the national platform and the captive audience of lawmakers - allies and foes - to press his case for a border wall.
In the 48 hours leading up to the State of the Union, news broke that federal prosecutors in NY were probing Trump's presidential inauguration committee over allegations of financial abuses linked to the more than $100 million in donations raised for his inauguration - the most of any in American history. He said the US has "the hottest economy anywhere in the world". "Tonight, we renew our resolve that America will never be a socialist country".
Texas man killed by exploding vape pen
Florida man Tallmadge D'Elia died at his home when his device exploded and projected fragments into his skull last May. Malfunctioning e-cigarette batteries have caused hundreds to thousands of similar injuries, U.S. reports say.
Jennifer Lawrence & Cooke Maroney Are Engaged After Just 8 Months Of Dating
While Lawrence has kept tight-lipped about the relationship, the two haven't shied away from public dates or PDA. The ring was very noticeable. "She was wearing a cute black dress with white polka dots", a spy told us.
Nine EU states recognise Guaido as Venezuela's president, increasing pressure on Maduro
Rome rejected the stronger position because it regarded it as "interference" in Venezuela's internal affairs, one diplomat said. The 35-year-old Guaido, the head of Venezuela's National Assembly, has galvanized the opposition with a hopeful message.
"To build on our incredible economic success, one priority is paramount: Reversing decades of calamitous trade policies", he will say. The legislation was defeated handily, but the White House's decision not to support a competing plan that would have maintained current immigration rates and offered deportation protections for 1.7 million young undocumented immigrants helped doom it - even though that plan would have provided $25 billion for Trump's wall.
On foreign policy, Trump announced that he will meet with North Korean leader Kim Jong Un later this month in Vietnam to, in his words, "continue our historic push for peace on the Korean Peninsula".
But immigration experts have said new wall projects would be costly and would have little effect in stopping the flow of illegal narcotics, most of which flow through legal ports of entry. "This is wrong, unfair, and together we can stop it", Trump will say.
Trump is also expected to address US peace talks with the Taliban.
Trump has also announced plans to withdraw the 2,000 USA troops from Syria, saying Islamic State has largely been defeated there.
"I'm disappointed by the president's approach to our problems", she said.
The Republican-led Senate this week broke with Trump on Syria and Afghanistan, passing a largely symbolic resolution that opposed a "precipitous withdrawal", insisting militants in both countries still pose a threat to the U.S. Trump said, "Great nations do not fight endless wars".