Legal challenges to Trump emergency declaration face uphill battle

(Reuters) – Democratic lawmakers, states and others mulling legal challenges to President Donald Trump’s national emergency declaration to obtain funds to build a U.S.-Mexico border wall face an uphill and probably losing battle in a showdown likely to be decided by the conservative-majority Supreme Court, legal experts said. After being rebuffed by the U.S. Congress in his request for $5.7 […]

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Trump declares emergency for border wall, House panel launches probe

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – President Donald Trump on Friday declared a national emergency in a bid to fund his promised wall at the U.S.-Mexico border without congressional approval, an action Democrats vowed to challenge as a violation of the U.S. Constitution. The Republican president’s move to circumvent Congress represented an escalation in his efforts to make good on a 2016 presidential […]

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Sir Duncan Michael: Labour member’s Jewish slur not deemed antisemitic by party

A Labour member’s claim that “the Jewish community plans to attack our party” was not deemed to be antisemitic by party officials, it has emerged. Sky News has obtained a recording of the comments made by Sir Duncan Michael, which prompted audible shock during a meeting held by the Wimbledon Constituency Labour Party last August. Sir Duncan, who was knighted […]

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U.S. Sued Over Policy to Send Asylum Seekers Back to Mexico

The Trump administration was sued over its “catch and return” policy that’s forcing Central American asylum seekers to wait in Mexico while their applications for entry to the U.S. are pending. A group of immigrants’ rights defenders, including the American American Civil Liberties Union, filed a complaint on Thursday in San Francisco federal court to block the U.S. Department of […]

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Gillibrand on call to tear down border wall: 'If it makes sense, I could support it'

Gillibrand on tearing down existing border walls: ‘If it makes sense, I could support it’ New York Senator reveals her thoughts on President Trump’s border wall. CONCORD, N.H. — Democratic presidential contender Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand says she could possibly support a call by former Rep. Beto O’Rourke of Texas to tear down parts of the existing U.S.-Mexico border wall. “I’d […]

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Read President Trump’s national emergency order to fund a border wall

WASHINGTON – President Donald Trump signed off on declaring a national emergency on Friday to free up funding to construct a wall along the southern border.  The move has created a new fight between the White House and lawmakers but will allow up to $8.1 billion to be used to construct a barrier along the bother between the U.S. and Mexico.  Here’s the […]

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Trump claims he was nominated for Nobel Peace Prize by Japan’s prime minister

President Donald Trump said Friday that he has been nominated for a Nobel Peace Prize by Japan’s prime minister, Shinzo Abe. Trump claimed the nomination was for his work opening a dialogue with North Korea. Less than a year ago, Trump and North Korean leader Kim Jong Un held a historic meeting. Since then, Trump has claimed North Korea is no longer a […]

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Fact check: Trump’s national emergency remarks

In declaring a national emergency at the Southwest border, President Donald Trump strung together a long list of false, misleading and unsupported claims on illegal immigration, drug smuggling, human trafficking, trade deficits and other issues. We briefly cover some of the statements the president made in his Feb. 15 Rose Garden remarks – nearly all of which we have debunked numerous […]

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Judge Imposes Gag Order in Roger Stone Case

A federal judge has restricted Trump adviser Roger Stone, his lawyers and those working for Special Counsel Robert Mueller from making public statements that could bias the jurors who may ultimately decide the political consultant’s criminal case. In a four-page order issued Friday, U.S. District Judge Amy Berman Jackson said the lawyers in the case “must refrain” from making any […]

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Michael Goodwin: Andrew McCabe is a national disgrace – and we owe him a big, fat thank you

Andrew McCabe confirms he opened the investigation into President Trump Former FBI acting Director McCabe says DOJ discussed removing President Trump under the 25th Amendment; chief intelligence correspondent Catherine Herridge reports. Andrew McCabe is a national disgrace. He was part of the most corrupt and most partisan leadership team in FBI history and was fired for being dishonest under oath. And yet, […]

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