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Trump Just Suffered an Embarrassing Defeat on the Wall. This Republican Tried to Stop It

Sen. Mike Lee arguably worked harder than the White House to forestall Thursday’s embarrassing defeat on emergency powers. The Utah Republican pored over federal budget documents, talked with White House lawyers and Senate colleagues, worked over the weekend to draft a compromise bill and personally lobbied the president and the vice president to no avail.…
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Who Voted Against The Border Wall

These are the Senate Republicans who voted against President Trump's border emergency declaration on Thursday: Sen. Rand Paul, R-Ky. Sen. Mike Lee, R-Utah Sen. Susan Collins, R-Maine Sen. Lisa Murkowski, R-Alaska Sen. Lamar Alexander, R-Tenn. Sen. Mitt Romney, R-Utah Sen. Jerry Moran, R-Kan. Sen. Pat Toomey, R-Pa. Sen. Rob Portman, R-Ohio Sen. Roger Wicker, R-Miss. Sen. Marco Rubio, R-Fla. Sen. Roy Blunt, R-Mo. If you live in th...
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12 Republicans Cross Trump As Senate Votes To Repeal Emergency Declaration

The Senate has voted to undo President Trump’s emergency declaration on the U.S.-Mexico border, the most high-profile and bipartisan rebuke of Trump’s presidency. Every Senate Democrat and a dozen Republicans joined together Thursday to pass a resolution disapproving of Trump’s attempts to seize money Congress appropriated for other purposes to build his wall. The final vote was 59-41. A number of senior Republicans who hadn’t voted against Trump on any previous major legislation broke with th...
Tags: News, Congress, Mexico, Senate, Mitt Romney, Senate Appropriations Committee, Dc, Donald Trump, Trump, Senate GOP, Roger Wicker, Sen Thom Tillis, Martha McSally, Border Wall, 2020 Elections, Sen Roy Blunt R MO

Thom Tillis Flip-Flops, Will Support Trump On Emergency Declaration

Op-ed oops! Sen. Thom Tillis (R-NC) announced he’s reversed course and will vote against a resolution disapproving of President Trump’s emergency declaration on the southern border, just weeks after penning an op-ed promising to buck Trump on the bill. “I do not intend to vote for the resolution of disapproval,” he said on the Senate floor Thursday afternoon, shortly before the vote. Tillis said his op-ed allowed him to “engage in a discussion with some of my colleagues here and with the White...
Tags: News, Congress, Senate, White House, Gop, Dc, Donald Trump, Trump, Tillis, Thom Tillis, Sen Thom Tillis R NC, Border Wall, 2020 Elections, Cameron Joseph, Emergency Declaration

Trump Squeezes Skittish 2020 Senate Republicans On Emergency Declaration

Damned if you do, tweeted at if you don’t. President Trump’s continued pressure on Republicans to stand with him on his emergency declaration and rejection of a GOP compromise has put those facing reelection in an impossible position — forcing them to choose between crossing their grudge-holding party leader or risking blowback from voters in their home states. Trump has gone on the warpath against the Republicans who disagree with him on the emergency declaration, increasingly attacking them ...
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More Republicans Cross Furious Trump On Border Emergency Declaration

Two more Senate Republicans pledged Thursday morning to vote against President Trump’s emergency declaration, all but guaranteeing that the Senate will pass a resolution disapproving of Trump’s border wall money grab. Sens. Mitt Romney (R-UT) and Lamar Alexander (R-TN) both issued statements on Thursday lambasting Trump’s border wall declaration and pledging to vote with Democrats on an effort to undo the measure. Alexander called Trump’s declaration “dangerous precedent.” “Never before has a ...
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The Fight Over Trump’s Emergency Declaration Is Symbolic. But It Still Matters

President Donald Trump’s border wall began as a symbol of his approach to immigration, so it’s only fitting that it may be rejected symbolically on Thursday as well. At least four Senate Republicans are positioned to join Senate Democrats on a resolution rejecting his declaration of a national emergency along the U.S. southern border, enough…
Tags: News, Congress, Senate, White House, Immigration, Uncategorized, Donald Trump, Border Wall

Coulter Laments No One Will Talk To Her Since Break With ‘Shallow, Narcissistic’ Trump

Uber-conservative crusader Ann Coulter bellyached on Monday about her lack of friends now that she’s taken to criticizing President Trump — whom she called a “shallow, narcissistic conman” —  over what she sees as his failure to secure funding for his border wall. “It’s frustrating,” Coulter said at a luncheon in Florida, according to the Palm Beach Post. “I can’t talk to Trump detractors because, as the subtitle to my last book indicated, they’re insane. I can’t talk to the Trump flatterers ...
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Trump’s 2020 Budget Asks Congress for $8.6 Billion for Border Wall

President Trump released his $4.7 trillion 2020 budget proposal to Congress Monday, requesting $8.6 billion for border security.The plan includes funding for 722 miles of wall at the southern border, an issue that caused a record 35-day partial government shutdown beginning just before Christmas. In that fight, Trump requested $5.7 billion to build the wall, while Democrats refused to approve more than $1.6 billion for non-wall border security. Trump eventually relented, signing a bill with only...
Tags: News, Congress, Mexico, Senate, House, Nancy Pelosi, Trump, Chuck Schumer, Border Wall, Budget Asks Congress

President Trump’s Border Wall Emergency Could Make Americans Less Safe

Arguing that his proposed border wall with Mexico is needed to respond to a public health and humanitarian crisis, President Donald Trump declared a national state of emergency to secure the authority and resources to build it. The problem is that it may actually make Americans less healthy and safe in other ways. As public…
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Dems Warn Trump Against $8.6 Billion Wall Request: ‘We Hope He Learned His Lesson’

House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) and Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-NY) warned President Donald Trump on Sunday that “the same thing will repeat itself” if he asks for $8.6 billion to build a border wall. Reuters first reported Sunday, citing unnamed officials familiar with the plan, that Trump will ask for the sum in a 2020 budget request plan set to be released Monday. The Wall Street Journal and CNN subsequently confirmed the reporting. Schumer and Pelosi, in a joint statement pr...
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In 2020 Budget, Trump’s Priorities Are Signature Pet Projects: Space Force, Wall

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump will be making a significant request for border wall funds and seeking money to stand up Space Force as a new branch of the military in the White House budget being released next week, an administration official said. For the first time, Trump plans to stick with the strict spending caps imposed years ago, even though lawmakers have largely avoided them with new budget deals. That will likely trigger a showdown with Congress. The official said Friday t...
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Border Agents Using Firearms at a Lower Rate

The decrease comes as fewer people are crossing the border illegally and after the agency overhauled how force should be deployed at the border.
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Rand Paul Says He’ll Oppose Trump’s Emergency Declaration On The Border Wall

Enough support now seems likely in the Senate to pass a disapproval resolution and force a presidential veto.
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Trump Border Emergency Foes Close in on Needed Senate Votes

While congressional Republicans are reluctant to confront Trump, many say his move tramples Congress' constitutional power to control spending.
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Morning Docket: 02.27.19

* Cooley Law's most infamous graduate goes down: Following his guilty pleas on federal felony charges -- some of which were allegedly related to his work for Donald Trump -- Michael Cohen has been disbarred. [New York Law Journal] * Meanwhile, Michael Cohen is going to be testifying today before the House Oversight Committee, and Rep. Matt Gaetz (R-FL 1st District) allegedly took it upon himself to tamper with the witness via tweet. [Tampa Bay Times] * Here’s Michael Cohen’s opening statement,...
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House Passes Bill to Block President Trump’s Emergency Over the Border Wall

13 Republicans backed the Democrats' resolution
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House Moves to Block Trump From Declaring Emergency to Build Wall

WASHINGTON — The House passed a resolution to block President Donald Trump from declaring a national emergency as a means to build a barrier along the southern border. The resolution passed 245-182, with 13 Republicans joining with Democrats. It will next go to the Senate, which has just over two weeks to bring it to […]
Tags: Politics, News, Washington, Senate, House, Nancy Pelosi, Donald Trump, Border Wall, President Trump

WH Threatens To Veto Resolution That Terminates Trump’s Emergency

The White House officially announced President Trump would veto a resolution currently working its way through Congress that would terminate the emergency declaration the President made to secure funding for his border wall. In a statement on Tuesday, the administration said it “strongly opposes” the resolution and reiterated its ongoing stance that there is a “humanitarian and security crisis” at the border that “threatens core national security interests and constitutes a national emergency...
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‘Late Night’ Writer Recommends A Special Door In Trump’s Border Wall

Her post-Academy Awards routine on Seth Meyers' talk show is Oscar gold.
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Senate On Verge Of Blocking Trump Emergency Declaration With Latest GOP Defection

Sen. Thom Tillis (R-NC) announced he’ll vote to undo President Trump’s border wall emergency declaration Monday evening, making him the third Senate Republican to do so and leaving the Senate just one vote short of passing a major rebuke to the President. “As a U.S. senator, I cannot justify providing the executive with more ways to bypass Congress. As a conservative, I cannot endorse a precedent that I know future left-wing presidents will exploit to advance radical policies that will erode e...
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Gaming Out Whether Congress Will Buck Trump On His Emergency Declaration

The House will likely vote Tuesday to overturn President Trump’s emergency declaration. Then things get interesting. Senate Democrats are expected to introduce a near-identical resolution sometime this week, starting a legally mandated countdown that will likely force a Senate vote on the emergency declaration. This could mark the first time a significant number of Senate Republicans rebuke President Trump since he won office. Yet, there are two big questions hanging over the vote, the first ...
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Group Of Former Republican Lawmakers Urge GOP To Terminate Emergency Declaration

A group of 23 former Republican lawmakers, including former Defense Secretary under the Obama administration Chuck Hagel, signed a letter urging Republicans in Congress to pass a joint resolution that would terminate President Trump’s emergency declaration over the border wall. In an open letter to GOPers, the former lawmakers argued that Congress should not allow the President to “circumvent congressional authority.” They also questioned how willing lawmakers are to undermine the Constitution. ...
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Democrats Prepare Resolution Against Trump Emergency

House Speaker Nancy Pelosi and Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer, D-N.Y., said in a joint statement last week that lawmakers will use "every remedy available" to defend Congress' powers, including in the courts.
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The Myth of the Border Wall

Where the American frontier once symbolized perennial rebirth, President Trump’s signature project now looms like a national tombstone.
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National Security Analyst Discusses Diverting Military Funds For Border Wall

NPR's Ari Shapiro speaks with national security analyst Mackenzie Eaglen of the American Enterprise Institute about why she thinks diverting military construction funding to a border wall is a mistake.
Tags: News, Npr, Ari Shapiro, American Enterprise Institute, Border Wall, Mackenzie Eaglen

16 States Sue Trump Over Emergency Wall Declaration

The states include California, Colorado, Connecticut, Delaware, Hawaii, Illinois, Maine, Maryland, Michigan, Minnesota, Nevada, New Jersey, New Mexico, New York, Oregon, and Virginia.
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Huge Tunnel Found Under Location Of Trump’s Border Wall

Maybe this will put a stop to his plans.
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Law Professor Jonathan Turley On The Legal Fight Over The Border Wall

Lawyers filed lawsuits just hours after President Trump declared a national emergency in order to secure wall funding. NPR's Lulu Garcia-Navarro speaks to constitutional scholar Jonathan Turley.
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‘People are afraid’: Agents worry wall will squeeze the local market

On Friday, Trump declared a national emergency, which he believes will give him access to border wall funding that congress denied him. Agents are worried.
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