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"I agree with Adam Schiff that the President is acting like a fifth-grader. Although that insults fifth-graders. But clearly we do not have an adult in the White House." - Sen. Mazie Hirono on President Trump denying Nancy Pelosi a military plane for a trip to Afghanistan
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"All too often in the last two years, the President has acted like he’s is in the 5th grade and to have someone who has that kind of character running the country, is an enormous problem at every level," says Democratic Rep. Adam Schiff https://t.co/ILcIUGGhRu
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President Trump said he was denying House Speaker Nancy Pelosi a military plane for a trip to Afghanistan that was set to begin in the afternoon, a tit-for-tat retaliation that deepened the divide between the leaders and brought the government no closer to reopening.
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Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov said he believed so far nothing had come out of the Mueller investigation that showed any sort of collusion between Russia and the Trump campaign. He’s one of several Russian officials who seem to be criticizing Trump's critics in America.
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.@wolfblitzer: Is holding the State of the Union during the shutdown "a legitimate security concern?"

Fmr CIA official Phil Mudd: “Heck no. This is political genius, I give Nancy Pelosi credit … From a national security perspective, this is a Kardashian moment. This is fake."
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“What’s become painfully clear, whether you’re watching what’s happening here on Wall Street or on Main Street, the longer this shutdown continues, the more it’s going to start to affect the average American,” @jasoncarrollcnn reports from Wall Street. https://t.co/zv1ScNHrcD
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“I think it’s disingenuous, in fact I think it’s nuts for the Speaker to say we should reschedule and to disinvite the President,” @RepChrisStewart says about Pelosi asking Trump to move the State of the Union or deliver it in writing, citing security concerns due to the shutdown
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GOP @RepChrisStewart: “I disagree with the President on Syria. I think we’ve had an enormously positive outcome there with a relatively small number of people…and it worries me. In fact, I think we need to move very, very carefully in that draw down.” https://t.co/T0Hc7gfPCN
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Sen. Bernie Sanders met with a group of women and men who requested a face-to-face discussion about what they described as "the issue of sexual violence and harassment" on the senator's 2016 presidential primary campaign, CNN’s @ryanobles reports. https://t.co/7TOvnYSOeD
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“This is Donald Trump’s wake-up call. She did to Donald Trump what is his worst nightmare — take away his audience. This is like taking away your teenager’s cell phone,” CNN’s @jamiegangel says of Nancy Pelosi’s letter to Trump on the State of the Union. https://t.co/aMXOBKYudM
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