9 days until the government runs out of funding.

State of the Union 2019

  • President Donald Trump's called for bipartisan Unity on Tuesday night while, at the same time, warning about a national crisis at the southern border - https://wapo.st/2GrAzo0

  • Trump called for an end to the investigations against him, calling out "ridiculous" and "partisan" probes. Lots of people immediately drew a parallel to Nixon calling for an end to the Watergate investigation during his State of the Union in 1974 - http://bit.ly/2Gu6eF5

  • President Trump announced he will meet with North Korean leader Kim Jong-un at the end of this month in Vietnam - https://nyti.ms/2GnL63z

  • Trump called on Congress to outlaw late-term abortions during the speech - http://bit.ly/2GsbF7N

  • Democrat Stacy Abrams bashed Trump for the government shutdown "stunt" during the response to the president's speech. She also warned about the growing problem of voter suppression - https://politi.co/2GqbXMq

  • Speaker Nancy Pelosi said "it will take days to fact check" Trump's speech. She also accused the president of threatening Congress - http://bit.ly/2Gqd66G

  • Conservative pundit Ann Coulter blasted Trump's speech as the "lamest, sappiest" SOTU ever. She was upset he didn't spend more time talking about the need for a border wall - http://bit.ly/2GoXeRQ

  • Speaker Pelosi's sarcastic clapping toward President Trump immediately became an internet sensation - https://wapo.st/2GrBqF9

  • Snap polling found a mostly positive response from Americans toward the president's address - http://bit.ly/2GscKfR

2020 watch.

  • The Democratic field seeking the 2020 nomination may be much smaller than we were initially expecting - http://bit.ly/2GqcnCu

  • Texas Democrat Beto O'Rourke tells Oprah Winfrey he'll decide on whether to run for president before the end of the month - http://bit.ly/2Gqiy9v

  • Minnesota Sen. Amy Klobuchar will announce whether she's running for president on Sunday - http://strib.mn/2Gs2Ryw

  • Massachusetts Sen. Elizabeth Warren apologizes for identifying herself as a Native American - https://wapo.st/2GtTluP

  • A Democratic super PAC is unloading tons of opposition research against potential independent candidate Howard Schultz - https://cnb.cx/2SzWzDm

Trump's travel to Mar-a-Lago has cost taxpayers about $64 million so far. The Congressional Budget Office says Trump's first four trips to his Florida resort in 2017 cost $14 million - https://wapo.st/2GqhvGB

Republicans in Congress are ready to make a government funding deal, without funding for Trump's border wall. GOP Senators say they need to find a bipartisan deal regardless if President Trump will sign it or not - https://wapo.st/2Gt7poC

Documents show how the Trump organization pursued a Trump Tower deal in Moscow during the 2016 campaign. The cache of documents contradict President Trump's claim that the negotiations with Moscow were not very far along - http://bit.ly/2SuuMVa

More trade talks with China on tap. Senior U.S. and Chinese officials will meet next week in Beijing in an attempt to avert a March 2 increase in tariffs - https://reut.rs/2GrxIeL

Scientists discover a huge hole beneath an Antarctic glacier. They're worried the ice sheet is melting much faster than previously thought - http://bit.ly/2GsO6LO