Trump tells Congress - and Sanders - 'America will never be socialist'

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Lawmakers largely stuck to the time-honoured script for such events.

Sixty-eight percent of respondents in the CNN poll said they believe Trump's immigration policies would move the country in the right direction and 31 percent said they would move the country in the wrong direction.

But Alex Conant, a former top aide to Republican presidential candidate Marco Rubio, said that Trump succeeded in showing that he was open to working with Democrats on issues such as prescription drug prices. The House now has more than 100 women in office.

More fundamentally, Abrams must represent her entire party with an appeal aimed at both a base desperate to reclaim the White House and a wider swath of less-partisan Americans who are uneasy with the Trump administration.

Even Rep. Dean Phillips of Minnesota joined the rallying call, turning up to the House Chamber in a white jacket with black lapels, and a button reading "ERA yes", (a reference to the Equal Rights Amendment).

"One important thing we didn't hear from President Trump tonight was addressing climate change". As he and his team drafted his address in recent days, he has groused about the text, complaining that it was too gentle on Democrats, according to people briefed on the matter.

The moment came after weeks of extraordinary political barbs the two have traded over the longest-ever government shutdown that delayed the very State of the Union speech Pelosi watched from her seat just behind Trump Tuesday night.

Ivanka Trump speaks during a roundtable on the Women's Global Development and Prosperity Initiative in the Eisenhower Executive Office Building on the White House complex Thursday in Washington
Facing Divided Congress, Trump Calls for Unity

This post was updated following the conclusion of Tuesday's speeches. "The president may call for working together, but past behaviour suggests otherwise".

Lawmakers in NY cheered with delight upon the passage of legislation that would allow a baby to be ripped from the mother's womb moments before birth.

After presidents suffer setbacks in midterm elections, they often reach out to the victorious opposition with words of conciliation, however artificial or short-lived they may be. Many wondered if he might use the moment to declare executive action on his proposed border wall (a major sticking point in the government shutdown) or announce a new summit meeting with North Korean leader Kim Jong-un continuing his controversial efforts to smooth that relationship.

Whether Tiffany meant to make a rebellious style statement or not, Donald Trump's daughter definitely caused a buzz with her recycled monochrome outfit, which was also once worn by Ivanka Trump in 2018.

She has called him childish and questioned his manhood. Several leading GOP lawmakers have sharply criticized his plans to withdraw from Syria, as well as from Afghanistan.

The speech painted a portrait of menacing immigrants endangering Americans and a sharp challenge to Congress to build the wall.

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