Situational awareness: Speaker Nancy Pelosi is denying President Trump a State of the Union from the House floor until the government reopens. Read the letter.
P.S.: Michael Cohen wants to postpone his scheduled Feb. 7 testimony before the House Oversight Committee, citing "threats against his family from President Trump and Mr. Giuliani."
Venezuela's National Assembly leader Juan Guaidó and President Trump. Photos: Federico Parra, Kevin Dietsch/Getty Images
Venezuela has entered an uncertain new phase, with President Trump and Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau joining 7 South American countries in endorsing regime change vs. Nicolás Maduro.
Flashback: "The regional Organization of American States ... said [earlier this month that] its member nations voted 19-6, with eight abstentions, to not recognize the legitimacy of Maduro's government," per CNN.
Maduro's response: “I am the only president of Venezuela. ... We do not want to return to the twentieth century of gringo interventions and coups d’etats." (NYT, citing Venezuelan news outlet Diario La Verdad)
More from the White House:
The big picture: Latin America is shifting to the right, as Axios' Dave Lawler and Jonathan Swan noted earlier today.
Between the lines: Markets are loving the news, Axios' Dion Rabouin reports.
Go deeper: Photos from the scene in Venezuela
Above: House Speaker Nancy Pelosi checks her watch while leaving a meeting of the Democratic caucus at the Capitol.
Below: Sarah Sanders warms her hands by a space heater before a television interview with Fox News outside the White House.
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