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Trump Issues First Veto Of Presidency After House And Senate Vote To Block “Emergency” Wall Declaration

The New York Times reports: President Trump on Friday issued the first veto of his presidency, rejecting legislation that opposed his declaration of a national emergency to fund a wall along the southern border. The bill blocking Mr. Trump’s emergency declaration had attracted significant Republican support in Congress. “Today I am vetoing this resolution,” Mr. Trump told reporters in the …

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Senate Rebukes Trump’s “Emergency” In 59-41 Vote

USA Today reports: In a major rebuke to President Donald Trump on his signature domestic policy issue, the Republican-controlled Senate on Thursday voted to block the national emergency the president declared to free up money for his border wall. A dozen Republicans joined all Democrats backing a resolution to rescind Trump’s effort to tap into more than $6 billion for …

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Senate To Rebuke Trump On Border Wall “Emergency”

The Hill reports: The GOP-controlled Senate is poised to pass a Democratic resolution Thursday blocking President Trump’s declaration of a national emergency to build a wall on the Mexican border. Talks within the GOP conference to avoid an embarrassing rebuke for Trump collapsed Wednesday, and Sen. Mike Lee (Utah) joined four fellow Republican senators who have already said they will …

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Trump Budget Proposal Calls For $8.6B In Wall Funding

The New York Times reports: President Trump, undaunted by perhaps the most bruising legislative defeat of his tenure, plans to kick off a fresh effort on Monday to pressure Congress to pay for a wall along the southwestern border, most likely setting up another showdown with Democrats who have vowed to block his signature project. Mr. Trump, who failed to …

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Pentagon To Tap Military Pensions Fund For Border Wall

The Associated Press reports: The Pentagon is planning to tap $1 billion in leftover funds from military pay and pension accounts to help President Donald Trump pay for his long-sought border wall, a top Senate Democrat said Thursday. Sen. Dick Durbin, D-Ill., told The Associated Press, “It’s coming out of military pay and pensions. $1 billion. That’s the plan.” Durbin …

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McConnell Scrambles On Pending “Emergency” Block

The Hill reports: Opposition to President Trump’s emergency border declaration is snowballing in the Senate, forcing Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) to scramble for a way to avoid a major embarrassment for the president. While McConnell has long viewed a resolution of disapproval backed by Democrats as likely to pass the Senate, support for the measure is growing. Some …

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McConnell: Senate Will Pass “Emergency” Order Block

Roll Call reports: Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell said senators were still looking into whether the joint resolution to stop President Donald Trump’s national emergency declaration can be amended. But, the Kentucky Republican also said he anticipated the Senate would pass the measure disapproving of the border security emergency. “I was one of those hoping the president would not take …

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Ted Cruz At CPAC: Republicans Would Have Won The House If They’d Pushed Harder For Border Wall Funding

Politico reports: Texas Sen. Ted Cruz claimed Friday that Republicans wouldn’t have lost the House of Representatives in the 2018 midterm elections had Congress more aggressively pushed border wall funding earlier, adding that Democrats are only opposed to a barrier along the southern border because they “hate” President Donald Trump. Cruz said he warned that the GOP would likely lose …

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House Votes 245-182 To Block Trump’s “Emergency”

CBS News reports: The House of Representatives passed a resolution late Tuesday afternoon to terminate President Trump’s national emergency proclamation, which is also being challenged in court by a multi-state lawsuit. The final vote of 245 to 182 fell largely along party lines, but 13 Republicans joined Democrats in supporting the measure. The bill, introduced by Democrats last week, would …

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Second GOP Senator Will Vote To Block “Emergency”

The Associated Press reports: North Carolina’s Thom Tillis on Monday night became the second Republican to promise a vote to block President Donald Trump’s declaration of an emergency at the Mexican border. Tillis said Congress must defend its power of the purse and warned that a future Democratic president might abuse the power to advance “radical policies.” He revealed his …

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House Democrats: “Terminate Trump’s Fake Emergency”

Politico reports: House lawmakers will vote, likely within hours of Trump’s arrival in Hanoi, on a resolution of disapproval that would block the president’s national emergency declaration to secure funding for his long-desired wall along the southern border. A Democratic leadership aide said that the president’s travel plans played no role in the House floor schedule. The resolution is expected …

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58 Former Security Officials Trash Trump’s “Emergency”

The Washington Post reports: A bipartisan group of 58 former senior national security officials issued a statement Monday saying that “there is no factual basis” for President Trump’s proclamation of a national emergency to build a wall on the U.S.-Mexico border. The joint statement, whose signatories include former secretary of state Madeleine Albright and former defense secretary Chuck Hagel [photo], …

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Trump Vows To Veto Bill To Block Fake “Emergency”

The Associated Press reports: Democrats controlling the House have teed up a vote next week to block President Donald Trump from using a national emergency declaration to fund a wall along the U.S.-Mexico border, accelerating a showdown in Congress that could divide Republicans and lead to Trump’s first veto. The Democrats introduced a resolution Friday to block Trump’s declaration, and …

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Trump Insanely Claims California’s Bullet Train Is “Hundreds Of Times More Expensive” Than His Wall

The Washington Post reports: President Trump on Tuesday cast the states that are suing to block his declaration of a national emergency at the U.S.-Mexico border as being “led mostly by Open Border Democrats and the Radical Left,” as he made his first public comments on Monday’s action. Trump wrote, “California, the state that has wasted billions of dollars on …

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16 States Jointly Sue Trump Over Border “Emergency”

The New York Times reports: A coalition of 16 states, including California and New York, on Monday night challenged President Trump in court over his plan to use emergency powers to spend billions of dollars on his border wall. The suit, filed in Federal District Court in San Francisco, argues that the president does not have the power to divert …

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At Least Seven States To Sue Trump Over “Emergency”

CBS News reports: California Attorney General Xavier Becerra said Sunday that a lawsuit against the Trump administration for the president’s recent national emergency declaration would be coming “imminently”, marking one of the many legal challenges the White House can expect in its efforts to fund the president’s long-promised border wall. Becerra told ABC’s “This Week with George Stephanoplous” that the …

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POLL: Majority Disapprove Of Trump’s “Emergency”

Emerson College Polling reports: Following the president’s announcement on Friday, 53% of Americans disapprove of the declaration of a national emergency on the southern border. Despite this, the majority of Americans support the wall in some form; a plurality, 48%, support extending the border wall, and 42% of Americans support maintaining the existing wall. Only 11% of Americans support removal …

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ACLU To Sue Trump Over Fake “Emergency” Declaration

The Associated Press reports: The American Civil Liberties Union says it will file a lawsuit challenging President Donald Trump’s emergency declaration to fund a wall on the U.S.-Mexican border. The Friday announcement came hours after Trump signed the declaration and said he expected legal challenges. The civil rights group will argue that Trump’s use of emergency powers is unprecedented and …

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AOC And Joaquin Castro Plan Bill To Block “Emergency”

Bloomberg reports: Representative Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez said she will introduce a bill with fellow Democratic Representative Joaquin Castro to stop President Donald Trump’s planned emergency declaration. New York’s Ocasio-Cortez, who was speaking on Instagram, didn’t provide specifics but Castro previously said he’d offer a joint resolution. “If President Trump declares a national emergency to fund his border wall, I’m prepared to …

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LIVE VIDEO: Trump Declares Border Wall “Emergency”

CBS News reports: President Trump — dissatisfied with the funding Congress is providing him for barriers at the southern border — will sign the bill to fund the government and declare a national emergency to free up more funds to build his wall. The president’s decision to declare a national emergency is already facing criticism from some Republicans, and potential …

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