Democrats’ Compromise Strengthens Case for Trump’s Wall ‘Emergency’

In retrospect, it seems obvious that President Donald Trump would want to have his cake and eat it, too. That’s essentially what he’s doing Friday by both signing a government funding bill that provides $1.375 billion for a barrier with Mexico and also declaring a national emergency to allocate other federal funds for the same purpose. Presumably, congressional Democrats knew this […]

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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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Trump Says He’ll Declare Border Emergency to Free Up Wall Money

President Donald Trump said Friday he’ll declare a national emergency on the U.S. southern border in a bid to unlock more money to build his proposed wall, a day after agreeing to sign legislation providing about $1.4 billion for the controversial project. In unscripted remarks Friday morning, Trump depicted the declaration as ordinary but also said he expected it to […]

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Five Things You Need to Know to Start Your Day

Want to receive this post in your inbox every morning? Sign up here Trump to invoke emergency powers while avoiding shutdown, Mnuchin calls trade talks productive, and Spain braces for snap election. Here are some of the things people in markets are talking about today. Shutdown, emergency President Donald Trump is expected to sign Congress’s compromise funding bill later today, while at the […]

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Congress Sends Trump Bill to Avert Shutdown as President Plans to Declare National Emergency

Congress sent President Donald Trump legislation he said he’ll sign to avoid another government shutdown, as a new dispute looms over his decision to declare a national emergency to get a total of $8 billion in federal money for his border wall, according to an official. The House voted 300-128 Thursday night for the spending measure that will provide $1.375 […]

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U.S. Congress poised to vote on bill to avert 2nd government shutdown

WASHINGTON — Congress rolled toward resolving its border security brawl with President Donald Trump in uncommonly bipartisan fashion Thursday, preparing to approve a compromise averting a new government shutdown this weekend but providing a mere sliver of the billions Trump has demanded for a wall with Mexico. With Trump’s halfhearted signature widely expected but not yet guaranteed, the Democratic-controlled House […]

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Trump Edges Toward Taking Shutdown-Averting Border Deal

President Donald Trump is eyeing a path to avoid another government shutdown where he would reluctantly accept the congressional border-security deal and attempt to tap other funds for his wall. Trump is likely to grudgingly sign the legislation and then immediately use his executive authority to fund additional border measures, said a person who talked to the president Tuesday and […]

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Border-Security Deal in Congress in Reach by Monday, Sources Say

Lawmakers negotiating a bipartisan border-security plan expect to work into the weekend and are aiming to complete legislation Monday that would avert another government shutdown, according to a Democratic and Republican aide familiar with the talks. A Republican who’s on the House-Senate panel crafting the deal said he doesn’t see a repeat of the five-week partial government shutdown as a […]

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It’s Huawei Versus the U.S. Government at World’s Biggest Wireless Event

Huawei Technologies Co., facing a widening global crackdown on its telecom equipment, is bolstering its presence at the industry’s biggest conference in an attempt to land deals. Its plans risk being foiled by a powerful foe: the U.S. government. U.S. officials are also increasing the size of their delegation to the Mobile World Congress in Barcelona this month, saying they […]

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