14 days until the government runs out of funding.

President Donald Trump calls negotiations over funding for his border wall a "waste of time." In an interview with the New York Times, Trump said he will probably take action to build the border wall without Congress. Trump also brushed off several investigations that have ensnared several of his associates - https://nyti.ms/2GfIvIK

Pelosi: No wall money, period. House Speaker Nancy Pelosi said Thursday there would not be any money for President Donald Trump's wall in any funding bill passed by Congress - https://nbcnews.to/2SifliJ

The White House is preparing to declare a national emergency to build the border wall. The Trump administration is quietly meeting with outside political groups to build support for President Trump to take such an action - https://politi.co/2GdTBxW

Donald Trump Jr.'s mysterious phone calls weren't with his dad. Senate investigators have new information showing a mysterious phone call from a blocked phone number to Donald Trump Jr. following a 2016 meeting with a Russian lawyer in Trump Tower were with business associates, not his father. The information appears to contradict Democratic suspicions that the call was from then-candidate Donald Trump - https://cnn.it/2Ghdp3m

President Trump bizarrely says top intelligence officials were "misquoted" by the press. The officials contradicted several claims by Trump about national security earlier this week during a public hearing that was carried live on television - https://wapo.st/2Ge7zjq

Trump says the presidency has cost him money. Trump said during an interview on Thursday that he has lost "massive amounts of money" while serving in the White House - http://bit.ly/2GdEGUm

Trump will be surrounded by women during next week's State of the Union address. Along with Speaker Nancy Pelosi, Trump will have a record number of women serving in Congress in the audience next week - http://bit.ly/2GkiCrv

Trump will focus on abortion during next week's speech. The president says he plans to incorporate anti-abortion language into the State of the Union address - https://politi.co/2GlTn8f

Polls! Polls! Polls!

  • 62% of Americans believe President Trump was aware of people associated with his campaign were trying to mislead government investigators or Congress - http://bit.ly/2Ggfc90

  • 70% of Americans, including 54% of Republicans, support higher taxes on the super-rich - https://wapo.st/2GdTRNq

Trump has a massive cash advantage over potential Democratic rivals ahead of 2020. President Trump's campaign raised more than $21 million over the final three months of 2018 - https://wapo.st/2Sn4MLa

Booker joins the 2020 Democratic field. The New Jersey Senator said Friday he would seek the Democratic nomination - https://wapo.st/2GgpxBZ

The US set to withdraw from nuclear treaty with Russia. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo will announce the U.S. is pulling out of the Intermediate Range Nuclear Forces Treaty. That is fueling fears of a new nuclear arms race with Russia - https://cnn.it/2Ggd1SS

Polar vortex lets up. The extreme cold gripping the midwest is starting to break. So far the cold is responsible for at least 21 deaths - https://nyti.ms/2ScZjGX

2019 could be the worst year for measles in the U.S. in three decades. More than 300 cases of the disease were identified last year. Several outbreaks this year has health officials alarmed - http://bit.ly/2GeM95H