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16-year-old climate activist Greta Thunberg went before Congress to talk about climate change. But instead of delivering her prepared remarks, she asked them to listen to the scientists. “I want you to unite behind the science. And then I want you to take real action.”
Fact check: President Trump promotes false smear of Rep. Ilhan Omar
Trump reacts to Sen. Lindsey Graham's criticism of his Iranian response: "I actually think it's a sign of strength. ... If you ask Lindsey, ask him, 'How did going into the Middle East, how did that work out?' ... We have a disagreement on that"
Trump says he and his new national security adviser have "very good chemistry": "Mr. O'Brien is highly respected. ... I think we're gonna have a great relationship"
Trump says he has "many options" on Iran, adds the US is in a "very, very powerful position"
President Obama to young people: “You have to stay encouraged. Don’t get cynical. Don’t ever think you can’t make a difference”
House Speaker Nancy Pelosi says President Trump doesn't understand financial insecurity that federal workers face during the shutdown: "He thinks maybe they could just ask their father for more money. But they can’t”
"We only have empty pockets when it comes to the morally right things to do, but when it comes to tax cuts for billionaires and when it comes to unlimited war we seem to be able to invent that money very easily," Democrat Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez says.
Former Secretary of State Madeleine Albright responds to Ken Cuccinelli’s rewrite of the Statue of Liberty poem: “I can tell you, I’ve been a refugee twice. … I think that it is one of the most un-American things I’ve heard”