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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Trump Announces Deal To End Shutdown Without Border Wall Funding

After more than a month, President Donald Trump has announced an agreement to end the record-setting government shutdown. Trump revealed in a speech from the White House rose garden on Friday that lawmakers will vote later today on legislation to fund the shuttered parts of the government until February 15th. The bill will not include money for Trump’s controversial border […]

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Beyond Trump's wall: Congress tackles border security

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – President Donald Trump’s planned “great, great wall” began morphing into a physical barrier and an array of high-tech gadgets in congressional talks launched on Wednesday to forge a compromise on security at the U.S. border with Mexico. Although there were no guarantees a deal could be reached by a Feb. 15 deadline, lawmakers on both sides showed […]

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Scalise: Another shutdown inevitable without 'serious, credible' offer from Pelosi

Scalise: Pelosi has to submit a credible offer for the border House Minority Whip Steve Scalise told Fox News' "Your World with Neil Cavuto" on Tuesday that House Speaker Nancy Pelosi needs to change her tone and start making "credible" compromises to avert another government shutdown over border wall funding. Pelosi, D-Calif., on Monday invited President Trump to deliver the […]

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Cal Thomas: Phony shutdown showdown shows cynical game-playing is what’s truly in charge in Washington

Member of the bipartisan working group to end the government shutdown weighs in on border security negotiations North Carolina Democrat Rep. David Price shares his thoughts on whether or not Democrats will negotiate border security in good faith. The first thing that needs to be said about President Trump’s decision to sign a measure re-opening part of the federal government […]

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