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House Blocks Trump Emergency Decree

But the vote is well short of veto-proof. Republicans succeeded on corralling most of their caucus, some of whom no doubt opposed Trump’s emergency decree but were scared politically to oppose the president. According to the Washington Examiner: The House voted Tuesday to revoke the national emergency President Trump declared in order to spend federal money to build a physical barrier on the southern border

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Trump to Declare National Emergency After Signing Spending Bill

President Trump said he had other ways to fund his wall. He was serious. “President Trump will sign the government funding bill, and as he has stated before, he will also take other executive action — including a national emergency — to ensure we stop the national security and humanitarian crisis at the border,” White House Press press secretary Sarah Sanders said Thursday afternoon. “The

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Trump Tries to Keep Conservatives from Attacking Him on Border Deal

Prominent conservative media figures are once again trying to convince him not to go for it, as they did successfully last time when they changed his mind and got him to force a shutdown. This time, they’re not going to succeed. President Trump appears ready to sign a spending deal that would avert a government shutdown but provide only skimpy funding for his proposed wall.

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Poll: Half of Voters Support Southern Border Wall

A new Politico poll shows rising numbers of voters backing President Trump’s call for a border wall, with 47 percent now supportive and 47 percent against. This is huge political news for Trump. Think about it, half the country backs his key campaign promise, even as the media and all the Democratic candidates bash it relentlessly. You combine that information with a strong economy and

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Trump: “Good Chance” of an Emergency Declaration to Build Wall

President Trump today told reporters that he is pessimistic about negotiations with Democrats over funding for a wall on the southern border and that there is a “good chance” he’ll declare an emergency and get it built that way. Trump, who spoke to reporters at the White House, suggested he’ll announce his plans during the State of the Union address Tuesday night. From the White

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Pelosi Offers Trump “Normandy Fencing”

I don’t know. Might stop some cattle from illegally immigrating. According to the Washington Examiner: House Speaker Nancy Pelosi said Thursday she could support a border security deal that adds new Normandy fencing along about 30 miles of open border. But she won’t bring a bill to the floor that includes Trump’s vision for a wall or steel-slat barrier, she said. Pelosi said she’d back

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Trump Changes Strategy, Starts Emphasizing the Word “Wall”

After spending weeks trying to placate Democrats by suggesting they could call his border wall something else, President Trump is now not only insisting that it will be a “wall,” but he’s referring to existing barriers as walls. Large sections of WALL have already been built with much more either under construction or ready to go. Renovation of existing WALLS is also a very big

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Trump’s New Slogan: Build a Wall and Crime Will Fall

Sounds like the kind of thing Jesse Jackson used to love to do. He was constantly rhyming his ideas. But the White House has put forth a relatively sophisticated PR campaign for the wall, with constant Trump appearances, public commentary, and social media posts – not to mention an Oval Office address – promoting his position. A slogan is probably a pretty good idea, even

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Video || Trump Mocks Acosta for Border Flub: “I Appreciate Your Salesmanship”

Acosta Thursday, covering a trip to the Rio Grande with President Trump, accidentally promoted Trump’s border wall idea while attempting to show the lack of a crisis by noting there were no people trying to cross the border — as he stood next to a wall. Glad to see the steel slats are deterring illegal immigrants from attempting to cross the border exactly as @realDonaldTrump

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Pelosi Doesn’t Rule Out a Border Wall Deal

According to the Washington Examiner: House Speaker Nancy Pelosi on Thursday didn’t rule out the possibility of broad immigration reform deal to end an impasse between Democrats and President Trump over border wall funding.  When asked if she’s open to exchanging border wall funding for a deal to legalize Dreamers, those younger immigrants who came to the U.S. illegally as children, she said, “We have

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Trump Appears Headed Toward “Emergency” Declaration

President Trump today heads to the Rio Grande, where he will receive briefings on border security and on the effort to combat illegal immigration. I think he’s putting his ducks in a row. The president is probably going to soon declare an “emergency” exists and the border and start moving money so he can build the wall. It’s an existential issue for him. He cannot

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