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Trump declares emergency on border, eyes $8B for wall as he plans to sign spending package

President Trump said Friday he is declaring a national emergency on the southern border, tapping into executive powers in a bid to divert billions toward construction of a wall even as he plans to sign a funding package that includes just $1.4 billion for border security.

By |2019-02-15T11:25:26+00:00February 15th, 2019|U.S. Politics|0 Comments

Trump to declare national emergency, announce $8 billion for border wall

President Donald Trump plans to declare a national emergency after Congress passed a government spending deal that provides further funding for border security, the White House announced Thursday.

By |2019-02-15T06:47:47+00:00February 15th, 2019|U.S. Politics|0 Comments

Senate Confirms William Barr as Attorney General

The Senate confirmed William P. Barr on Thursday for a second stint as attorney general, handing oversight of the Justice Department — and its ongoing investigation into links between Russia’s interference in the 2016 election and the Trump campaign — to a seasoned Republican legal hand known for his expansive view of presidential power.

By |2019-02-14T16:26:35+00:00February 14th, 2019|U.S. Politics|0 Comments

McCabe says he ordered the obstruction of justice probe of President Trump

Soon after speaking to President Trump about the firing of his boss James Comey, Andrew McCabe, who became the bureau's acting director, began obstruction of justice and counterintelligence investigations involving the president and his ties to Russia.

By |2019-02-14T10:50:16+00:00February 14th, 2019|U.S. Politics|0 Comments

Senate Has Found ‘No direct Evidence’ Trump Colluded with Russia: Report

As it begins to wrap up its investigation, the Senate Intelligence Committee has not found “any direct evidence” that the Trump campaign colluded with the Russians during the 2016 presidential election, according to a report on Tuesday.

By |2019-02-15T09:40:15+00:00February 12th, 2019|U.S. Politics|0 Comments

Lawmakers say they have reached an ‘agreement in principle’ to avoid government shutdown

Key lawmakers said late Monday they had reached a tentative agreement over immigration rules and funding for border barriers, a deal that if signed by President Trump would avert another government shutdown set to start at week’s end.

By |2019-02-12T06:42:37+00:00February 12th, 2019|U.S. Politics|0 Comments