US President Trump lashes out at his accusers in the Senate, says he wouldn't attend any of the impeachment trial, but adds, "I'd sort of love to sit right there front row, and stare at their corrupt faces."
"We are going to initiate investigations into abuses of power, into corruption and into obstruction of justice," the chairman of the House committee, Rep. Jerrold Nadler, D-N.Y. said. "We will do everything we can to get that evidence."
Georgia Democrat, Stacey Abrams, becomes the first black woman to deliver a State of the Union response.
Nancy Pelosi, the first woman speaker from 2007 to 2011, has steered the House Democrats for the last 16 years. Now, she is again on the path to the top job of speaker. But it won't be easy.
US Senators are expected to take up and pass the breakthrough bill and then send it to the House of Representatives which will barely have time to debate it before government funding expires at midnight.
White House blames Senate Democrats for blocking bill to avert a shutdown and says it will not negotiate on immigration, a key demand of Democrats.
Senate Republicans, short of votes, abandoned their latest and possibly final attempt to kill the healthcare law, just ahead of a critical end-of-the-week deadline.
Hillary Clinton warns "fakeNews" puts lives at risk and has "real world consequences".
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