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Pelosi: The Border Wall Is A “Manhood Issue” For Trump

Roll Call reports: House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi said today there is nothing she would trade for President Donald Trump’s border wall, setting a hard negotiating stance in advance of an expected December showdown over the issue. “It happens to be like a manhood issue for the president, building a wall, and I’m not interested in that,” the California Democrat …

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McCarthy Introduces Bill To Fund Trump’s Border Wall

Roll Call reports: House Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy has introduced legislation that includes more than $23 billion for President Donald Trump’s border security agenda and numerous enforcement provisions aimed at cracking down on sanctuary cities and undocumented criminals, a proposal that could boost his bid to lead the House GOP after next month’s elections. The California Republican introduced the bill …

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Trump Bashes Congress: Where’s My Wall Funding?

The Hill reports: President Trump lashed out at Congress on Thursday over the lack of funding for his border wall in a recently passed spending bill, stoking a fight that GOP lawmakers had hoped to avoid until later this year. The Senate voted 93-7 on Tuesday to pass a sweeping $854 billion spending bill that includes funding for the departments …

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Trump Told Spain To Build A Wall Across The Sahara: That Border Can’t Be Bigger Than Ours With Mexico

The Guardian reports: Donald Trump suggested the Spanish government tackled the Mediterranean migration crisis by emulating one of his most famous policies and building a wall across the Sahara desert, the country’s foreign minister has revealed. According to Josep Borrell, the US president brushed off the skepticism of Spanish diplomats – who pointed out that the Sahara stretched for 3,000 …

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Trump Renews Shutdown Threat Over Border Wall, McConnell Says No Bill Until After Midterms [VIDEO]

Reuters reports: Trump has repeatedly threatened not to sign funding legislation if Congress fails to include enough money for a wall on the border with Mexico. Trump reiterated that threat late on Wednesday. Responding to a reporter’s question about a possible shutdown, he said: “If it happens, it happens. If it’s about border security, I’m willing to do anything. We …

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Trump Again Vows Shutdown Over Border Wall Funding: “I Don’t Care What The Political Ramifications Are”

The Washington Post reports: President Trump on Tuesday revived his threat of a government shutdown over the issues of immigration and border security, creating yet another headache for Republican leaders on Capitol Hill who have been marching forward with plans to avert a funding crisis before the November midterms. The threat came one day after Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell …

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Trump Threatens Shutdown Over Border Wall Funding

NBC News reports: President Donald Trump on Sunday threatened a federal government shutdown if Congressional Democrats would not back immigration reform, including a border wall. In a series of early morning posts on Twitter, the president lambasted Congress over immigration reform. He then threatened to shut down the government if Congress didn’t move U.S. laws “based on MERIT!” Amid searing …

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“Compromise” GOP Immigration Bill Bombs 121-301

Vox reports: House Republicans have handily failed to pass an immigration bill — again. For the past few weeks Republicans have been furiously negotiating among themselves to develop a “compromise” between conservative and moderate Republicans on immigration. But it wasn’t enough — by a long shot: The bill they voted on Wednesday lost the support of every single Democrat and …

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GOP Rep Wants To Crowdfund Trump’s Border Wall

The Washington Examiner reports: Rep. Diane Black, a Republican running for Tennessee governor, has introduced legislation that would let people and companies donate to the construction of a U.S.-Mexico border wall. Her bill would create an account at the Treasury Department to take donations that would be used to fund President Trump’s biggest campaign promise, after Congress failed to give …

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Dr. Evil: The Border Wall Was My Idea [VIDEO]

USA Today reports: Zip it, everyone — Dr. Evil is back! The menacing antagonist (played by Mike Myers) from the Austin Powers films appeared on The Tonight Show Wednesday for an exclusive interview. Jimmy Fallon told viewers his guest had been “fired by Trump moments ago.” “I’ve got to say, I had no idea that you were part of the …

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Mexico Government Formally Demands Clarity On Trump’s Plan To Secure Border With Military [VIDEO]

The Hill reports: Mexico’s ambassador to the U.S. said Tuesday night that his country has formally asked the Trump administration to clarify the president’s announcement that he is planning to deploy troops along the U.S. southern border. “The Mexican government has formally asked for clarification of the president’s statements, both through the State Department and the Homeland Security Department,” Gerónimo …

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Trump: Our Immigration Laws Are An Obama Joke

Glorious Leader had yet another meltdown last night: President Trump urged Congress to act as he lamented that U.S. law does not “easily allow” for those entering the U.S. to be deported to their home countries. The tweet comes hours after senior administration officials said that White House aides and Department of Homeland Security officials are constructing a legislative package …

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Trump: DACA Is Dead Because Of The Democrats

The Hill reports: President Trump early Monday once again called on Congress to pass legislation to protect the U.S.-Mexico border and pressed Mexico to stop “caravans” of individuals trying to enter the United States. The latest tweets from the president come one day after Trump also referenced “caravans” of people entering the United States. The Sunday tweet followed a segment …

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Trump: Mexico Is Laughing At Our Immigration Laws

CNN reports: President Donald Trump again called for an end to the filibuster and said there will be no deal with Democrats on the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals, also known as DACA. This isn’t the first time Trump has called for a change to Senate rules by invoking the “nuclear option,” which would permit a simple majority to move …

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POLL: Most Young People Say Trump Is Racist And Unfit

The Hill reports: Most younger Americans oppose President Trump’s agenda and majorities call him “racist,” “dishonest,” and “unfit” to be president, according to a poll released Friday by The Associated Press. Just 33 percent of Americans between the ages of 15 and 34 approve of the president’s performance in office, nine points lower than the average of all adults in …

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LIVE VIDEO: Trump Holds Spending “News Conference”

CBS News reports: President Trump is expected to sign the omnibus spending bill he threatened to veto only hours earlier, congressional and administration sources tell CBS News chief White House correspondent Major Garrett. Mr. Trump is expected to announce that in a last-minute “news conference” he announced for 1 p.m. Mr. Trump shocked Washington Friday morning when he – against …

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Laura Ingraham Laments: Put The Big “Bienvenido” Mat Out Because This Wall Is Never Happening [VIDEO]

From Ingraham’s Lifezette: Fox News host Laura Ingraham said Thursday night on “The Ingraham Angle” that the federal swamp’s $1.3 trillion omnibus spending bill that President Donald Trump backs is “an embarrassment to the president” and makes her “embarrassed tonight as a Republican.” “The GOP just cannot get its act together,” Ingraham lamented. “My friends — I hate to say …

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Trump Threatens To Veto Spending Bill Minutes After State TV Host Calls It McConnell’s “Swamp Budget”

The Washington Post reports: President Trump said he might veto the sweeping $1.3 trillion spending bill passed early Friday — a move that would likely lead to a government shutdown — because it does nothing to address the fate of young undocumented immigrants and does not fully fund his border wall. In a morning tweet, Trump said that those protected …

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Mexican President Enrique Peña Nieto Cancels Visit After Heated Call With Trump Over Paying For Border Wall

The Washington Post reports: Tentative plans for Mexican President Enrique Peña Nieto to make his first visit to the White House to meet with President Trump were scuttled this week after a testy call between the two leaders ended in an impasse over Trump’s promised border wall, according to U.S. and Mexican officials. Peña Nieto was eyeing an official trip …

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