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WASHINGTON | Trump’s national emergency sparks new GOP divide in Congress

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump‘s declaration of a national emergency to build his long-promised border wall is ending one political problem for the White House and allies on Capitol Hill, but launching another. Republicans are torn over Trump’s decision to invoke executive power to obtain funds for the wall along the Southern border. Some … Continue reading WASHINGTON | Trump’s national emergency sparks new GOP divide in Congress

WASHINGTON | AP FACT CHECK: Trump on the ‘lawless’ US border with Mexico

WASHINGTON (AP) — A look at one of President Donald Trump‘s statements from his State of the Union address on Tuesday night and how it compares with the facts: TRUMP: “The lawless state of our Southern Border is a threat to the safety, security and financial well-being of all Americans.” THE FACTS: “Lawless” is way … Continue reading WASHINGTON | AP FACT CHECK: Trump on the ‘lawless’ US border with Mexico

WASHINGTON | Pence’s pickle: How to bargain when no one speaks for Trump

WASHINGTON —Jan 12, 2019— Progress made, said one. Not so, said the other. We’ll meet again, said one. Waste of time, said the other. Such has been the life lately of Mike Pence, the loyal soldier dispatched by President Donald Trump to lead negotiations over the partial government shutdown . The vice president has been … Continue reading WASHINGTON | Pence’s pickle: How to bargain when no one speaks for Trump

WASHINGTON | AP FACT CHECK: Trump oversells wall as a solution to drugs

WASHINGTON—January 08, 2019— In his prime-time speech to the nation, President Donald Trump rested part of his case for a border wall on the need to stem the flow of drugs from Mexico, ignoring the reality of how most illicit drugs come in: stuffed in vehicles at official border crossings. No wall would stop that practice. … Continue reading WASHINGTON | AP FACT CHECK: Trump oversells wall as a solution to drugs

WASHINGTON | The Latest: Broadcast, cable networks to air Trump speech

WASHINGTON — The Latest on the government shutdown (all times local): 7:25 p.m. President Donald Trump’s prime-time address to the nation about the southern border will be aired live Tuesday by the major broadcast and cable television networks. Representatives for ABC, CBS, CNN, Fox Broadcasting, Fox News Channel, Fox Business Network, MSNBC and NBC confirmed … Continue reading WASHINGTON | The Latest: Broadcast, cable networks to air Trump speech

WASHINGTON | The Latest: Trump seeking new designs for steel wall barrier

WASHINGTON  — The Latest on the government shutdown (all times local): 10:25 a.m. President Donald Trump says he plans to call the heads of U.S. Steel and other steel companies to come up with a new design for the barrier he’s insisting must be built along the southern border. That’s despite the fact that his … Continue reading WASHINGTON | The Latest: Trump seeking new designs for steel wall barrier

WASHINGTON | The Latest: Trump again calls for complete wall at border

WASHINGTON —Jan 02, 2019—The Latest on a partial government shutdown over money for President Donald Trump‘s border wall (all times local): 12:30 p.m. President Donald Trump says the southern border is “like a sieve,” and he’s lamenting how U.S. authorities fired tear gas into Mexico during the first hours of the new year to repel … Continue reading WASHINGTON | The Latest: Trump again calls for complete wall at border

WASHINGTON | Trump on verge of giving up best chance to secure wall money

WASHINGTON — Donald Trump’s loyal supporters cried “Build the wall!” throughout his 2016 presidential campaign. Come 2020, they may well still be chanting for Trump to make good on his signature campaign promise as prospects dim for him to deliver on a wall along the U.S.-Mexico border. Trump appears likely to give up his last, … Continue reading WASHINGTON | Trump on verge of giving up best chance to secure wall money

WASHINGTON | Trump pulling all US troops from Syria, declaring IS defeat

WASHINGTON — President Donald Trump is pulling all 2,000 U.S. troops out of Syria, officials announced Wednesday as the president suddenly declared victory over the Islamic State, contradicting his own experts’ assessments and sparking surprise and outrage from his party’s lawmakers who called his action rash and dangerous. The U.S. began airstrikes in Syria in … Continue reading WASHINGTON | Trump pulling all US troops from Syria, declaring IS defeat

WASHINGTON | Trump weighs next move on border wall as shutdown looms

WASHINGTON — Congress is racing to avoid a partial government shutdown next Friday over President Donald Trump’s border wall. But you wouldn’t know it by the schedule, as lawmakers left town waiting for the White House’s next move. The House is taking an extended five-day weekend, returning Wednesday night. The Senate returns Monday after a … Continue reading WASHINGTON | Trump weighs next move on border wall as shutdown looms

WASHINGTON | Trump predicts he’ll work well with Mexico’s new president

WASHINGTON— President Donald Trump is congratulating Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador on taking office as Mexico’s new president. Trump tweets that Lopez Obrador had a “tremendous political victory with the great support of the Mexican People.” Trump predicts the two will “work well together for many years to come!” Lopez Obrador was sworn in to office … Continue reading WASHINGTON | Trump predicts he’ll work well with Mexico’s new president

WASHINGTON | US to keep about 4,000 troops at border through January

WASHINGTON — The number of U.S. active duty troops at the southern border will drop from 5,600 to about 4,000, and their deployment will be extended through the end of January, under a new request from Homeland Security, U.S. officials said Friday. Defense Secretary Jim Mattis is traveling and has not yet approved the DHS … Continue reading WASHINGTON | US to keep about 4,000 troops at border through January

TIJUANA, Mexico | The Latest: Mexico to deport migrants who rushed US border

TIJUANA, Mexico — The Latest on the migrant caravan pushing toward the U.S. border (all times local): 4:30 p.m. The Mexican Interior Ministry has said it would immediately deport Central American migrants who tried to “violently” breach the border with the U.S. just south of California and that it would reinforce the border. Meanwhile, Homeland … Continue reading TIJUANA, Mexico | The Latest: Mexico to deport migrants who rushed US border

WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. | Trump aims tweet at migrant caravans as holiday break ends

WEST PALM BEACH, Fla.— President Donald Trump is ending his Thanksgiving break in Florida in the same way he began it — tweeting and spending time at his golf course. Trump is congratulating himself for falling oil prices, tweeting “thank you President T,” and admonishing the Federal Reserve over interest rates. He’s calling on Mexico … Continue reading WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. | Trump aims tweet at migrant caravans as holiday break ends

PALM BEACH, Fla. | The Latest: Trump gets political in holiday call to troops

PALM BEACH, Fla. — The Latest on President Donald Trump (all times local): 5:15 p.m. President Donald Trump struck an unusually political tone with his Thanksgiving Day call to service members deployed overseas. As the president wished members of the five military branches a happy holiday, he also complained about the court system, trade issues … Continue reading PALM BEACH, Fla. | The Latest: Trump gets political in holiday call to troops

WASHINGTON | US immigration officials aim to restrict asylum at border

WASHINGTON— The Trump administration says it will deny asylum to migrants who enter the country illegally, invoking extraordinary presidential national security powers to tighten the border as caravans of Central Americans slowly approach the United States. The measures are meant to funnel asylum seekers through official border crossings for speedy rulings, officials said, instead of … Continue reading WASHINGTON | US immigration officials aim to restrict asylum at border

WASHINGTON | Trump takes immigration message to Missouri in rally blitz

WASHINGTON — President Donald Trump is taking his immigration message to Missouri as he continues his campaign rally blitz leading up to the midterm elections. Trump is set to appear Thursday night in Columbia, home of the state’s largest university. It will be his second rally in an 11-stop, eight-state tour designed to boost Republican … Continue reading WASHINGTON | Trump takes immigration message to Missouri in rally blitz

WASHINGTON | The Latest: Pentagon sending 5,200 troops to border

WASHINGTON — The Latest on President Donald Trump and immigration (all times local): 4:23 p.m. The Defense Department says it’s sending 5,200 active duty troops to “harden” the southern border against a migrant caravan making its way through Mexico. Gen. Terrence O’Shaughnessy tells reporters that 800 soldiers were en route on Monday and that the … Continue reading WASHINGTON | The Latest: Pentagon sending 5,200 troops to border

PRAGUE | Mattis: Military already moving equipment to southern border

PRAGUE — U.S. Defense Secretary Jim Mattis says the military has already begun delivering jersey barriers to the southern border in conjunction with plans to deploy active duty troops there as a caravan of Central Americans slowly heads across Mexico toward the United States. Mattis says details of the deployment, including the number of troops, … Continue reading PRAGUE | Mattis: Military already moving equipment to southern border

WASHINGTON | Mattis approves request for military help at southern border

WASHINGTON— The Pentagon on Friday approved a request for additional troops at the southern border, likely to total several hundred to help the U.S. Border Patrol as President Donald Trump seeks to transform fears about immigration and a caravan of Central American migrants into electoral gains in the midterms. Defense Secretary Jim Mattis signed off … Continue reading WASHINGTON | Mattis approves request for military help at southern border

WASHINGTON | Trump sends troops to border as response to ‘caravan’

WASHINGTON — The Trump administration is planning to dispatch 800 or more active duty troops to the southern border at the direction of a president who has sought to transform fears about immigration into electoral gains in the midterms as a caravan of thousands of migrants makes its way through Mexico. Defense Secretary Jim Mattis … Continue reading WASHINGTON | Trump sends troops to border as response to ‘caravan’

WASHINGTON | Trump sends troops to border, an issue that fires up base

WASHINGTON — The Trump administration is planning to dispatch at least 800 active duty troops to the southern border at the direction of a president who has sought to transform fears about immigration into electoral gains in the midterms as a caravan of thousands of migrants makes its way through Mexico. Defense Secretary Jim Mattis … Continue reading WASHINGTON | Trump sends troops to border, an issue that fires up base

WASHINGTON | Mattis expected to send hundreds of troops to borderd

WASHINGTON  — Defense Secretary Jim Mattis is expected to sign an order as early as Thursday sending 800 or more troops to the southern border to support the Border Patrol, a U.S. official said. Mattis is responding to a request from President Donald Trump, who says he’s “bringing out the military” to address what he’s … Continue reading WASHINGTON | Mattis expected to send hundreds of troops to borderd

WASHINGTON | Trump continues to tweet about migrant caravan

WASHINGTON — President Donald Trump is tweeting about the caravan of Central American migrants moving toward the U.S. southern border, though his White House rejects the suggestion that he is fearmongering. Trump tweeted Wednesday that the U.S. “will never accept people coming into our Country illegally!” He also argued that Europe is a “total mess” … Continue reading WASHINGTON | Trump continues to tweet about migrant caravan

WASHINGTON | Trump struggles for a plan should the migrant caravan arrive

WASHINGTON — The Trump administration has not settled on a plan for what to do if a migrant caravan arrives at the southern border, despite threats by President Donald Trump to declare a national emergency or rescind aid from the countries whose people are journeying north. Top immigration officials and close Trump advisers are still … Continue reading WASHINGTON | Trump struggles for a plan should the migrant caravan arrive

WASHINGTON | As caravan moves north, Trump struggles with what to do

WASHINGTON— The Trump administration has not settled on a plan for what to do if a migrant caravan arrives at the southern border, despite threats by President Donald Trump to declare a national emergency or rescind aid from the countries whose people are journeying north. Top immigration officials and close Trump advisers are still evaluating … Continue reading WASHINGTON | As caravan moves north, Trump struggles with what to do

HOUSTON | Trump escalates immigration rhetoric at rally to boost Cruz

HOUSTON— President Donald Trump escalated his immigration rhetoric at a midterm rally in Texas on Monday, falsely accusing Democrats of “encouraging millions of illegal aliens to break our laws, violate our borders and overwhelm our nation.” With weeks to go before Election Day, Trump is seeking to drive Republican turnout with his hard-line immigration policies. … Continue reading HOUSTON | Trump escalates immigration rhetoric at rally to boost Cruz

MEXICO CITY | AP FACT CHECK: Trump implies terrorists mixed with migrants

MEXICO CITY — President Donald Trump is offering no evidence to support his assertion that “unknown Middle Easterners are mixed in” with Central American migrants moving toward the U.S. southern border. Associated Press journalists who have traveled with the migrant caravan for more than a week have seen nothing that verifies his claim. TRUMP: “Take … Continue reading MEXICO CITY | AP FACT CHECK: Trump implies terrorists mixed with migrants

MEXICO CITY | AP FACT CHECK: Trump infers terrorists mingled with migrants

MEXICO CITY — President Donald Trump is offering no evidence to support his assertion that “unknown Middle Easterners are mixed in” with Central American migrants moving toward the U.S. southern border. Associated Press journalists who have traveled with the migrant caravan for more than a week have seen nothing that verifies his claim. TRUMP: “Take … Continue reading MEXICO CITY | AP FACT CHECK: Trump infers terrorists mingled with migrants