Border shutdown? How US consumers could be impacted

Trump’s plan to close the southern border may hurt the US economy Trump 2020 strategic communications director Marc Lotter discusses President Trump’s threat to close the southern border. As President Trump debates closing the U.S. border with Mexico in an attempt to curb the stream of illegal immigration, many industries are warning that U.S. companies and consumers would bear a […]

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Gush of government spending that boosted economy last year is fading

The economy has slackened off because households and businesses have curbed spending, but the government isn’t doing as much heavy lifting, either. The pace of U.S. growth slowed to 2.2% in the fourth quarter from 3.4% and 4.2% in the prior two periods, according to revised figures on gross domestic product. Economists predict even slower growth in the first three […]

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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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Top Democrats say Trump is shredding Constitution with emergency declaration

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – The two top Democrats in the U.S. Congress on Friday said President Donald Trump was violating Congress’ constitutionally granted power of the purse by issuing an emergency declaration to obtain funds to build a border wall, and they threatened potential legal action. “The Congress will defend our constitutional authorities in the Congress, in the courts, and in […]

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House passes border security bill, sends to Trump

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – The U.S. House of Representatives on Thursday approved a bipartisan border security bill aimed at averting a government shutdown and sent it to President Donald Trump, including new barriers for part of the U.S.-Mexico border but not the $5.7 billion he sought. The Democratic-run House backed the measure, a spending bill providing over $300 billion for several […]

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U.S. Senator Shelby says 'agreement in principle' reached on border security

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – U.S. Republican Senator Richard Shelby, one of the congressional negotiators working on border security funding, said late on Monday that an “agreement in principle” had been reached. Speaking to reporters after a meeting of negotiators, Shelby did not give an outline of the deal but said staff members will work out the details. Source: Read Full Article

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In new government shutdown, flight attendants won’t let passengers’ lives be put at risk

Picture this: Airline pilots typically maintain what they call a “sterile cockpit” during takeoff and landing, when no communication is permitted between the cabin and flightdeck. This is to allow pilots to focus on the most difficult, and task-intensive, parts of the flight. But during the recent government shutdown — the longest in our nation’s history — some pilots briefed flight […]

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