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WASHINGTON | Trump says he has ‘absolute right’ to declare emergency

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump declared Tuesday that he would prevail over a multistate lawsuit challenging his emergency declaration to pay for a U.S.-Mexico border wall. Speaking to reporters at the White House, Trump said he expected to do “very well,” against the suit, adding that he had an “absolute right” to make the … Continue reading WASHINGTON | Trump says he has ‘absolute right’ to declare emergency

WASHINGTON | Trump will sign border deal but will also declare emergency

WASHINGTON (AP) — Congress lopsidedly approved a border security compromise that would avert a second painful government shutdown. But a new confrontation has been ignited — this time over President Donald Trump’s plan to bypass lawmakers and declare a national emergency to siphon billions of dollars from other federal coffers for his wall on the … Continue reading WASHINGTON | Trump will sign border deal but will also declare emergency

WASHINGTON | Congress OKs border deal; Trump will sign, declare emergency

WASHINGTON (AP) — Congress lopsidedly approved a border security compromise Thursday that would avert a second painful government shutdown, but a new confrontation was ignited — this time over President Donald Trump’s plan to bypass lawmakers and declare a national emergency to siphon billions from other federal coffers for his wall on the Mexican boundary. … Continue reading WASHINGTON | Congress OKs border deal; Trump will sign, declare emergency

The Latest: McConnell: Trump to sign bill, declare emergency

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on Congress’ border security measure and President Donald Trump (all times local): 3:15 p.m. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell says President Donald Trump has indicated he’s prepared to sign the government funding bill and issue a national emergency on the border. McConnell said Thursday the Senate will soon vote on the … Continue reading The Latest: McConnell: Trump to sign bill, declare emergency

WASHINGTON | Trump indicates he won’t declare emergency “so fast”

WASHINGTON — Jan 11, 2019—President Donald Trump tamped down expectations that he is close to declaring a national emergency to get the money he desires to build his long-promised U.S.-Mexico border wall as a three-week impasse closing parts of the government continued on Friday. Meanwhile, some 800,000 federal employees, more than half still on the … Continue reading WASHINGTON | Trump indicates he won’t declare emergency “so fast”