With the right announcements the markets would react positively, support the government in seeking growth, writes Melanie Verwoerd.
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One half of the chamber was on its feet, roaring its approval for Donald Trump. The other sat in sullen silence, broken by boos and occasional hisses, until their leader Nancy Pelosi ultimately ripped up the president's speech.
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Alexander Vindman, Trump's top adviser on Ukraine, is set to testify he raised concerns over the Trump-Zelenskyy call.
Democrats accelerated their inquiry Friday, issuing a subpoena and setting plans for witness interviews. But Nancy Pelosi, the House speaker, must still settle internal divisions over the scope of the inquiry.
The women of the House wore white. The men wore dark suits. And the contrast laid bare the growing gender gap between Democrats and Republicans.
US President Donald Trump has bitterly attacked top Democrat Nancy Pelosi after she rejected a deal on immigration and the Mexico border wall that would end a 30-day-old government shutdown.
Trump grounds Pelosi, denying her a military plane to visit troops abroad and raising stakes in their brinkmanship.
US House Speaker Nancy Pelosi has ripped up her copy of Donald Trump's State of the Union address. WATCH IT NOW
Top US Democrat Nancy Pelosi says that she believes the impeachment hearings against Donald Trump produced "enough testimony to remove him from office" when the case moves to the Senate.
US House Speaker Nancy Pelosi said Wednesday President Donald Trump posed an "ongoing threat" to the country's security that left Democrats "no choice" but to impeach him.
US House Speaker Nancy Pelosi has told congressional leaders to draw up articles of impeachment against US President Donald Trump, saying his abuse of power for political benefit "leaves us no choice but to act".
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