White House: A national emergency in plain sight

Politics 02/21/19, 03:56

Five days ago, President Donald Trump signed a Homeland Security appropriations bill that earned a number of important legislative victories for our country. At the same time, he used his legal authority as President to take executive action to address the immediate national security and humanitarian crisis at our Southern Border. “It’s ...

Democrats’ resolution against Trump emergency coming Friday

Politics 02/20/19, 16:01

WASHINGTON (AP) — House Democrats will file a resolution Friday aimed at blocking the national emergency declaration that President Donald Trump has issued to help finance his wall along the Southwest border, teeing up a clash over billions of dollars, immigration policy and the Constitution’s separation of powers. Though the effort ...

Trump emergency declaration faces fights in the courts

Politics 02/16/19, 01:35

Let the lawsuits begin. President Donald Trump declared a national emergency along the southern border and predicted his administration would end up defending it all the way to the Supreme Court. That might have been the only thing Trump said Friday that produced near-universal agreement. The American Civil Liberties Union announced its intention ...

President Trump declares national emergency at southern border

Politics 02/15/19, 16:18

President Donald Trump on Friday declared a national emergency to address "the problem of large-scale unlawful migration through the southern border," a move that enables him to fund a border wall, and one that may face a sharp response from Democrats. "The current situation at the southern border presents a border ...

Update: ACLU says it will sue over Trump emergency order

Politics 02/15/19, 15:58

The Latest on President Donald Trump and border security (all times local): 2:50 p.m. 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 ...

Democrats fundraise off Trump’s plan to declare national emergency

Politics 02/15/19, 12:04

The Democratic National Committee is attempting to fundraise off President Donald Trump’s plan to declare a national emergency. “[N]ot only will [the president] violate hundreds of years of constitutional norms, he will once again choose to put families at risk with his unsound immigration policies,” Democratic National Committee (DNC) Chairman Tom ...

Republican Senators divided on national emergency, border wall

Politics 02/15/19, 06:02

Republican senators were mixed in their opinions on securing border wall funding Thursday, with some calling a national emergency necessary and others saying Congress should just “do its job” to come to a solution. Florida Sen. Rick Scott said a formal national emergency declaration was a necessary consideration given the reality of congressional ...

Update: AGs threaten to sue over emergency declaration

Politics 02/14/19, 20:20

The Latest on Congress’ border security measure and President Donald Trump (all times local): 6 p.m. Some Democratic state attorneys general say they may go to court to block any declaration of a national emergency on the southern border by President Donald Trump. Attorney General Xavier Becerra of California wrote Thursday on Twitter ...

Trump: If no deal on the border wall, there will be a national emergency

U.S. 01/26/19, 11:31

President Donald Trump said on Friday, Jan. 25, that if he can't get a deal with Democrats on the border wall, there will be a national emergency. However, the president think there's good chance for the deal now. In the Roundtable with Hispanic Pastors, one question was raised about the possibility of ...

Update: Trump warns to declare national emergency

Politics 01/10/19, 10:02

The Latest on President Donald Trump's fight for funding for his promised U.S.-Mexico border wall and the partial government shutdown (all times local): 10 a.m. 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 ...

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