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A Vengeful Start to the Trump-Pelosi Rivalry

The speaker threatened to scrap his speech. The president grounded her plane.
Source: Jonathan Ernst / Reuters

She disinvited him from delivering the State of the Union during a government shutdown. He grounded her plane, abruptly canceling her taxpayer-funded trip to a foreign war zone.

Two weeks in, the relationship between the new House speaker, Nancy Pelosi, and President Donald Trump is off to a smashing start.

Forget a swift resolution to the : As hundreds of thousands of federal employees continue to , the two most powerful elected leaders in the country are locked in a duel of personal vengeance,

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