Sen. Murkowski won't vote to convict Trump and 'disenfranchise' voters

Demonstrators on both sides of the political divide outside the US Capitol on Monday with one man dressed as President Donald Trump

Demonstrators on both sides of the political divide outside the US Capitol on Monday with one man dressed as President Donald Trump

Aides say themes for the president's address can be found in his speech last month at the annual global economic forum in Davos, Switzerland, when Mr. Trump proclaimed that "the American dream is back - bigger, better and stronger than ever before".

Trump is expected to touch on five areas in his remarks.

BBC Parliament has also been covering portions of the live trial, and all major U.S. networks will be covering it. "Congress is virtually going to be at a standstill".

The State of the Union address adds further drama to a packed political diary ahead of the November presidential election.

It was no surprise that the 62-year-old senator attacked House Democrats, accusing them of a slapdash investigation of Trump's actions toward Ukraine and his alleged withholding of US aid in order to pressure Kiev to investigate one of his political rivals, former Vice President Joe Biden, a contender for the Democratic presidential nomination.

Having castigated the House, the Senate, Trump and the media, Murkowski wrapped up her approximately 11-minute diatribe on a note of faint optimism: "It's my hope that we finally found bottom here". Mr. Trump said those deals and his aggressive deregulation agenda will "start kicking in toward the end of the year". "If there is going to be peace and legislation, there can not be war and investigation".

President Donald Trump will deliver his third State of the Union address on Tuesday, Feb. 4, 2020, at 9 p.m. Clinton didn't mention his trial in his 1999 address.

Their arguments came as the Senate heard four hours of closing statements split evenly between House Democrats and Trump's lawyers as impeachment proceedings headed toward a near-certain acquittal on Wednesday.

After coming close to a broad conflict with Iran after he ordered the killing of Iranian military commander Qassem Soleimani, Trump said, "We are working to end America's wars in the Middle East".

Even with acquittal seemingly assured, US Democrats prosecuting President Donald Trump in his impeachment trial have made a forceful appeal for conviction, calling him a man with no moral compass who must be removed to protect American democracy.

Yet Trump in recent weeks has offered a stark counter to the bipartisan bonhomie described by Cipollone.

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The Democratic race for the party nomination kicked into high gear this week with the Iowa Caucasus on Monday. In a single tweet on January 25, the president called the House speaker "Nervous Nancy Pelosi", the Senate minority leader "Cryin" Chuck Schumer" and the House Intelligence Committee chairman "lyin', cheatin', liddle' Adam "Shifty' Schiff".

© Jabin Botsford/The Washington Post President Trump walks along the colonnade at the White House on January 27.

Pelosi, a frequent thorn in Trump's side, created a viral image with her seemingly sarcastic applause of the president a year ago. I'd be surprised if he didn't take potshots at the press and Democrats and the impeachment managers. "My expectations are so low these days".

"He has betrayed our national security and he will do so again". His office said only that he would make a floor speech before the vote. The legislation would give up to $5 billion in tax breaks to people and businesses who donate to scholarships for use at private, faith-based schools or to pay for homeschooling.

Colorado lawmaker Jason Crow, another House prosecutor, said impeachment was an "extraordinary remedy".

"It doesn't feel like we're setting ourselves up to pass anything big", Murphy said.

For Trump, the State of the Union address presents an opportunity to set the foundation for a post-impeachment Washington and to establish a tone for his reelection.

"Brinkley said Trump would be wise to sound optimistic and inclusive, and to ask himself, "'What can I say that will make people in Wisconsin or OH or MI or Pennsylvania feel better?'. "He's the worst at pretending to be a statesman. but he needs to operate with humor and be above the fray and try to represent all of the American people and not a red-meat rally".

Mr. Trump and his Republican allies tried and failed to replace Obamacare in 2017. Bill Cassidy (R-La.) said he, too, would advise him not to bring it up.

White House officials say they don't know what he'll do. Cassidy said. "Not me!"

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