Voters prefer seven top Democrats to Trump in 2020 race, survey finds – live

Trump trails Joe Biden, Bernie Sanders, Kamala Harris, Beto O’Rourke, Elizabeth Warren, Cory Booker and Kirsten Gillibrand

8.57pm GMT

The US military said an American service member was killed by enemy fire in Afghanistan.

No other details, including the service member’s name or branch, were released pending the notification of the family.

The incident is being investigated, the military said.

8.46pm GMT

The shutdown and border vote is officially on the schedule – and the odds are low either can drum up the support needed to pass.

Senate tees up two votes on Thurs at 2:30 pm on government shutdown. GOP plan. Democratic plan. Both need 60 yeas. Both plans would re-open the gov’t.

there will be *two* procedural votes in the Senate on Thurs – on to move forward in the President’s funding proposal, one to move forward on one of the House Dem-passed bills to re-open the government until Feb. 8 to make way for border negotiations

Both measures would need 60 votes – and neither is likely to get 60 votes – which would leave us back at square one on the shutdown

Senate in recess until 11 am Wednesday. With no Senate votes scheduled until Thursday afternoon, that means the shutdown will last until at least then if not longer.

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Source: theguardian