Cites national security
The White House is reporting that the President will sign the $1.3T spending bill into law. He threatened to not sign it unless there was money to build the wall. They are citing national security for the change in heart.
The President will not hold a press conference with the total press corp, but will only meet with a smaller select group of the press corp.
The S&P index has moved off the lows but remains below the 50 bar MA on the 5-minute chart. The index is also still down on the day at 2635 currently. The index closed at 2644.