President Trump issues first veto after rebuke of border order

Politics 03/15/19, 15:32

President Donald Trump issued the first veto of his presidency on Friday, March 15, overruling Congress to protect the emergency declaration for border wall funding. The White House announced: "Moments ago, President Trump signed a VETO of the resolution introduced by House Speaker Nancy Pelosi to block the national emergency declaration ...

Update: Trump’s reaction to Senate vote? ‘VETO!’

Politics 03/14/19, 16:38

The Latest on Congress and President Donald Trump’s proposed border wall (all times local): 3:25 p.m. President Donald Trump has one thing to say after the Republican-led Senate voted to block his national emergency declaration for border wall funding: “VETO!” Trump tweeted the one-word response Thursday after the Senate voted 59-41 in favor ...

Senate rejects Trump border emergency as Republicans defect

Politics 03/14/19, 15:06

The Republican-run Senate firmly rejected President Donald Trump's declaration of a national emergency at the southwest border on Thursday, March 14, setting up a veto fight and dealing him a conspicuous rebuke as he tested how boldly he could ignore Congress in pursuit of his highest-profile goal. The Senate voted 59-41 ...

Update: 7 GOP senators now against Trump border order

Politics 03/14/19, 10:32

The Latest on Congress and President Donald Trump’s proposed border wall (all times local): 10:55 a.m. Republican Sens. Mitt Romney and Sen. Lamar Alexander have endorsed a resolution passed by the Democratic-controlled House to block President Donald Trump from using emergency powers to fund his long-promised U.S.-Mexico border wall. That brings to seven ...

NC’s Tillis is 2nd GOP senator to oppose Trump emergency

Politics 02/25/19, 21:32

North Carolina's Thom Tillis on Monday 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 ...

Former US security officials to oppose emergency declaration

Politics 02/24/19, 21:55

A group of former U.S. national security officials is set to release a statement arguing there is no justification for President Donald Trump to use a national emergency declaration to fund a wall along the U.S.-Mexico border. The statement, which was reviewed by The Associated Press, has 58 signatures from prominent ...

California and 15 other states sue Trump over emergency wall declaration

Politics 02/18/19, 22:25

California and 15 other states filed a lawsuit Monday against President Donald Trump's emergency declaration to fund a wall on the U.S.-Mexico border. California Attorney General Xavier Becerra released a statement Monday saying the suit alleges the Trump administration's action violates the Constitution. "President Trump treats the rule of law with utter ...

10 Things to Know for Today

U.S. 01/11/19, 06:11

Your daily look at late-breaking news, upcoming events and the stories that will be talked about today: 1. 'I WILL DECLARE A NATIONAL EMERGENCY' The president is edging closer to that declaration in an extraordinary end run around Congress to fund his long-promised border wall. 2. A PAYDAY ABOUT TO BE MISSED Families are ...

Trump administration eyes disaster money to fund border wall

Politics 01/10/19, 22:04

The Trump administration is considering using billions in unspent disaster relief funds earmarked for areas including hurricane-pounded Puerto Rico and Texas and more than a dozen other states to pay for President Donald Trump's border wall as he weighs signing a national emergency declaration to get it built without Congress. The ...

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