President Trump and Democrats Meet Again Today On Partial Government Shutdown; President Trump’s Briefing That Wasn’t; Russian
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<Date: January 4, 2019>
<Head: President Trump and Democrats Meet Again Today On Partial
Government Shutdown; President Trump’s Briefing That Wasn’t; Russian
Lawyer Seeks American’s Release On Bail; Ellen DeGeneres Campaigns For
Kevin Hart To Host Oscars. Aired 5:30-6a ET - Part 2>
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ANNOUNCER: This is NEW DAY with Alisyn Camerota and John Berman.
JOHN BERMAN, CNN ANCHOR: Welcome to our viewers in the United States and all around the world. This is NEW DAY. It’s Friday -- the first Friday in 2019 -- January fourth, 6:00 here in New York.
So, welcome to day 14 of the government shutdown.
(Byline: Christine Romans, Dave Briggs, Manu Raju, Oliver Darcy; Sam Kiley; John Berman)
(High: President Trump meets with House Speaker Nancy Pelosi and other congressional leaders this morning at the White House as they try to find a way to end the partial government shutdown, now almost two weeks old. The president is still demanding $5 billion for a border wall and Pelosi and the Democrats say that’s not going to happen. President Trump showed up in the White House briefing room yesterday, his first-ever official appearance there. He arrived on very short notice from what was billed as a briefing but was not, in the sense that the president took no questions. As Russia charged American Paul Whelan with espionage, we’re hearing more about his arrest. Whelan, a corporate security director from Michigan, had classified information on a flash drive with him when he was arrested in his hotel room and Whelan’s lawyer is trying to get him released on bail because it could be half a year before his case goes to trial. In an interview on “The Ellen DeGeneres Show,” comedian Kevin Hart said he would evaluate taking on the job of hosting the Oscars again after Ellen revealed she called the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences, who said they would be thrilled to have him back.)
(Spec: Politics; Donald Trump; 116th Congress; Partial Government Shutdown; Meeting; White House; Democrats; Republicans; Border Wall; Funding; Bills; House of Representative; Department of Homeland Security; Mitch McConnell; White House Briefing; Questions; Photo Op; Infrastructure; Border Wall; Customs and Border Patrol; ICE; Unions; Cory Gardner; Susan Collins; Jerry Nadler; Robert Mueller; Firing; Ron Wyden; Tax Returns; Brad Sherman; Articles of Impeachment; Rules; Climate Change; Sexual Orientation; Gender; Discrimination; Headgear; House Chamber; Swearing In; Muslim-Americans; Hijab; Ilhan Omar; Rashida Tlaib; Debra Haaland; Sharice Davids; Steny Hoyer; Social Media; Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez; Dancing; Russia; Prison; Espionage; Paul Whelan; Memory Stick; British Foreign Office; Mike Pompeo; Elizabeth Warren; Iowa; Presidential Exploratory Committee; Presidential Bid; Council Bluffs; Fundraising; Southern California; Apartment; Fire; Escape; Marco Hernandez; China; Trade; Jeffrey Gerrish; Wall Street; Futures; Tokyo; Apple; Suppliers; Shanghai; Hong Kong; Europe; Futures; Dow; S&P 500; Nasdaq; Jobs Report; Economy; Superheroes; Disney; Box Office; Avengers: Infinity War; Black Panther; Avengers: End Game; Lion King; Star Wars: Episode IX; Kevin Hart; Oscars; Host; Ellen DeGeneres; Homophobic Tweets; Golden Globe Awards; A Star Is Born; Bradley Cooper; Lady Gaga; Adam McKay; Vice; Christian Bale; Dick Cheney; Emily Blunt; Mary Poppins Returns; Killing Eve; The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel; Sandra Oh; Andy Samberg; Lawsuit; Burger King; Curtis Brooner; Free Food for Life; Trapped; Portland, Oregon; Howie Long; Chris Long; Kyle Long; Chicago Bears; Philadelphia Eagles; NFL Playoffs)