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Some Republicans Were Against Executive Power on Immigration. Now They Aren't

3 monthes ago   |   By NY Times

President Trump declared a national emergency to unlock funds for a border wall that he couldn't get from Congress. Those Republicans supporting the move didn't approve when President Barack Obama used his executive power to act on immigration in 2014.
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Trump's 2014 comments criticizing Obama for taking executive action 'because he is unable to negotiate w/ Congress' are coming back to haunt him

Trump's 2014 comments criticizing Obama for taking executive action 'because he is unable to negotiate w/ Congress' are coming back to haunt him

3 monthes ago   |   By Business Insider

Several 2014 remarks from President Donald Trump and Vice President Mike Pence resurfaced on Friday in the wake of Trump's national emergency declaration to secure funding for his border wall.
One tweet criticized former President Barack Obama for taking executive action to protect unauthorized immigrants. Trump accused Obama of being "unable to negotiate w/ Congress."
A number of critics called their past remarks hypocritical, since the Trump administration is now similarly bypassing Congress by taking executive action.
Critics accused President Donald Trump of hypocrisy on Friday, after...
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What happens when the president declares a national emergency

3 monthes ago   |   By Business Insider

President Trump declared a national emergency on February 15, 2019. This gives him special powers , which he says will help him fund a wall along the US-Mexico border .
The President can declare a national emergency if the nation is "threatened by crisis, exigency, or emergency circumstances," according to the Congressional Research Service .
This would be the 32nd active national emergency in the US, since the National Emergencies Act was enacted in 1976.
Following is a transcript of the video.
President Trump declared a national emergency on February 15, 2019.
Trump: "We're going to be...
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What Does "National Emergency" Actually Mean?

What Does "National Emergency" Actually Mean?

3 monthes ago   |   By NPR

President Trump asked Congress for funds to build an extension of the wall on the border with Mexico. Congress refused, so Trump declared a national emergency. But what does that mean?
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Democrats Look To Declare National Emergency Over Climate Change, Not A ‘Fake Crisis'

Democrats Look To Declare National Emergency Over Climate Change, Not A ‘Fake Crisis'

3 monthes ago   |   By The Huffington Post

Rep. Earl Blumenauer plans an emergency resolution on global warming in response to Trump's action over a border wall.
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California Attorney General Discusses Legal Challenges To National Emergency

3 monthes ago   |   By NPR

NPR's Mary Louise Kelly talks with California Attorney General Xavier Becerra about potential legal challenges to President Trump's national emergency declaration.
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Trump Declares National Emergency For Southern Border Wall Funding

3 monthes ago   |   By NPR

President Trump spoke to the press at length outside the White House Friday morning. He talked about his national emergency declaration, trade talks with China and other topics.
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Here's the full text of Trump's national emergency declaration to build his border wall

Here's the full text of Trump's national emergency declaration to build his border wall

3 monthes ago   |   By Business Insider

President Trump made a declaration of national emergency to justify construction of his border wall on Friday.
Trump sent a letter to Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi to inform Congress of his decision.
Here is the full text of the declaration.
President Donald Trump declared a national emergency on Friday to unilaterally build additional physical barriers along the United States border with Mexico.
Below is the full text of his official declaration informing Congress of the decision, which was sent to House Speaker Nancy Pelosi:
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WATCH: Trump declares national emergency over border wall funding

3 monthes ago   |   By ABC News

The president announced he's going to sign a budget deal preventing another government shutdown while declaring a national emergency to secure border wall funding.
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LIVE: Newsom, Becerra discuss Trump's national emergency declaration

3 monthes ago   |   By ABC

President Donald Trump announced Friday that he will declare a national emergency to fulfill his pledge to construct a wall along the U.S.-Mexico border.
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Don McGahn Could Be a Glaring No-Show Tomorrow

Don McGahn Could Be a Glaring No-Show Tomorrow

Former White House counsel Don McGahn is slated to appear before the House Judiciary Committee Tuesday, but that may not come to pass. The New York Times is reporting by way of... Read more ...

Judge Rules Against Trump In Financial Records Dispute With Congress

Judge Rules Against Trump In Financial Records Dispute With Congress

A federal judge said Monday that the president cannot block a House subpoena to Mazars USA, an accounting firm for Trump and his businesses. Read more ...

Betsy DeVos Used Private Email For Official Business In 'Limited' Cases

Betsy DeVos Used Private Email For Official Business In 'Limited' Cases

Federal investigators found fewer than 100 emails on government matters sent to and from the education secretary's personal accounts. Read more ...

Trump To Block Ex-White House Lawyer Don McGahn From Testifying On Mueller...

Trump To Block Ex-White House Lawyer Don McGahn From Testifying On Mueller Report

A Justice Department legal opinion says the House Judiciary Committee can't compel McGahn to testify. Read more ...

Michael Cohen told lawmakers that Trump's attorney asked him to give false...

Michael Cohen told lawmakers that Trump's attorney asked him to give false testimony

Michael Cohen privately told lawmakers earlier this year that Jay Sekulow, President Donald Trump's current attorney, asked him to falsely testify to Congress that negotiations... Read more ...

Trump DOJ expected to push McGahn to defy Dem subpoena to testify

Trump DOJ expected to push McGahn to defy Dem subpoena to testify

The Justice Department is expected to deliver a legal opinion ahead of former White House Counsel Don McGahn's planned Tuesday testimony to the House Judiciary Committee... Read more ...

McConnell unveils bill to hike smoking age - revised and bipartisan

McConnell unveils bill to hike smoking age - revised and bipartisan

Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell today introduced legislation to broadly raise the tobacco purchasing age to 21 - now a bipartisan effort that addresses some of the... Read more ...

Border Agent Called Immigrants 'Subhuman S**t' And Racist Slurs In Text Messages

Border Agent Called Immigrants 'Subhuman S**t' And Racist Slurs In Text Messages

The text messages were revealed in federal court filings for Matthew Bowen, who faces charges for hitting an apprehended migrant with his Border Patrol truck. Read more ...

Trump FCC prepares to approve T-Mobile-Sprint merger

Trump FCC prepares to approve T-Mobile-Sprint merger

A Trump administration regulator on Monday moved to bless T-Mobile's $26 billion merger with Sprint, a deal that critics say will reduce wireless competition and raise prices... Read more ...

Capping A Stunning Political Rise, Chicago To Inaugurate Lori Lightfoot As Mayor

Capping A Stunning Political Rise, Chicago To Inaugurate Lori Lightfoot As Mayor

Lightfoot will be the city's first black female and first openly gay mayor. She has promised to put an end to Chicago's political machine "once and for all" and shine a bright... Read more ...