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Nomination Fight: Jonathan Allen and Pm Gmt

nomination fight: It's a chance for Trump to set his agenda for the year and beyond to frame the story of his presidency so far as he gears up for another campaign, according to Rabble. He'll do that at a moment that seems to call for some presidential spin. The news and stories that matter, delivered weekday mornings.SUBSCRIBE Feb. 5, 2019, 9 28 AM GMT / Updated Feb. 5, 2019, 2 47 PM GMT By Jonathan Allen WASHINGTON Halfway through his term, and with Democrats clambering into the nomination fight for the right to try to oust him in 2020, President Donald Trump will address Congress and the nation in his annual State of the Union address Tuesday. Trump is coming off a five-week partial government shutdown that he once promised he would be proud to force, in what turned out to be an ill-fated attempt to gain leverage over congressional Democrats in his quest to build a wall on the U.S. border with Mexico. With all of that as a backdrop, he will, for the first time, address a joint session of Congress in which one of the two chambers the House is under the control of rival Democrats. Despite continued economic growth, his approval ratings have cratered in recent weeks, dropping under 40 percent in many surveys. ( As reported in the news.