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White House weighs emergency, Army funds diversion for border wall: reports

5 monthes ago   |   By Reuters

The White House is laying the groundwork for declaring a national emergency that would let President Donald Trump build sections of a wall along the U.S.-Mexico border, possibly using funds from the Army Corps of Engineers, the Washington Post reported on Thursday, citing two unnamed sources.
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Government shutdown: Trump moves closer to emergency declaration

5 monthes ago   |   By ABC

President Trump is taking the shutdown battle to the U.S.-Mexico border, seeking to bolster his case for the border wall.
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Trump moves closer to emergency declaration at U.S.-Mexico border

5 monthes ago   |   By Boston Herald

MCALLEN, Texas - Taking the shutdown fight to the Mexican border, President Donald Trump edged closer Thursday to declaring a national emergency in an extraordinary end run around Congress to fund his long-promised border wall. Pressure was mounting to find an escape hatch from the three-week impasse that has closed parts of the government, cutting scattered services and leaving hundreds of thousands of workers without pay.
Trump, visiting McAllen, Texas, and the Rio Grande to highlight what he says is a crisis of drugs and crime, said that “if for any reason we don't get this going” - an...
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Government Shutdown 2019: President Trump visits U.S.-Mexico border, threatens emergency declaration

5 monthes ago   |   By ABC

President Donald Trump threatened on Thursday to declare a national emergency to circumvent Congress if he can't reach a deal with Democrats to fund his promised border wall.
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Declaring an emergency won't get Trump the wall he wants

Declaring an emergency won't get Trump the wall he wants

5 monthes ago   |   By New York Post

President Trump is playing with the idea of declaring a national emergency to build a border fence despite congressional opposition. It's a very bad idea. The declaration would make an end run around Congress' power of the purse and create another instance of “pen-and-phone” governance, which isn't how our system is meant to work. And...
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Dems eye legal challenge as Trump threatens national emergency

5 monthes ago   |   By Politico

House Democrats are weighing a lawsuit if President Donald Trump pulls the trigger on a national emergency declaration to build his border wall, with party leaders eager to stop the president from doing an end-run around Congress. Speaker Nancy Pelosi declined to lay out exactly how House Democrats would respond to such an explosive move during a Thursday morning press conference. And senior Democratic sources cautioned that lawmakers will wait to see whether Trump actually goes through with his threat to unilaterally move money to build his wall on the southern border.
But Democrats are...
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Republican Senator Graham: Trump should use emergency powers to fund wall

5 monthes ago   |   By Reuters

Republican Senator Lindsey Graham said on Thursday that President Donald Trump should declare a national emergency and bypass Congress to fund a wall on the U.S. border with Mexico.
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U.S. Military Readies to Pay for Trump's Border Wall

5 monthes ago   |   By Foreign Policy

The Pentagon is looking through its accounts for spare change in case the president declares a national emergency.
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Trump Legal Wall Strategy Is Even Dumber Than His Mueller Strategy

5 monthes ago   |   By Politicus USA

The White House legal strategy to justify declaring a national emergency for the wall is to get their talking to say national emergency a whole lot.
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WATCH: Trump visits border, says he 'probably' will declare emergency if no deal on wall

5 monthes ago   |   By ABC News

President Donald Trump arrived at the southern border Thursday as he continues to make his case for building a barrier along the southern border.
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Pres. Trump threatens to declare national emergency, says Mexico will pay 'indirectly' for wall

5 monthes ago   |   By ABC

President Donald Trump says it would be "very surprising" for him not to declare a national emergency if he can't make a deal with Democrats to pay for his promised U.S.-Mexico border wall.
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