Stacey Abrams to deliver Democrats' State of the Union response – live

8.56pm GMT

Coffee magnate Howard Schultz will take his time to decide to pursue a third party presidential bid. The former Starbucks CEO has become a lightning rod on the left in recent days with his public musing about running as an independent.

New: @HowardSchultz may not decide on a presidential run until “summer or fall,” his political adviser Bill Burton tells me.

8.35pm GMT

It appears that the White House will miss the statutory deadline for submitting a budget to Congress.

BUDGET NEWS: The WH won’t be transmitting the president’s FY20 budget next week and is working on a revised schedule, a senior OMB official tells @BGOV .
By statute, president’s annual budget is due no later than first Monday in February, but no penalty for missing deadline.

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Source: theguardian