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Following national emergency declaration White House pushes for rapid border wall construction By Patrick Martin 18 February 2019 The Trump administration intends to use the emergency powers invoked by the president on Friday to begin construction of a border wall as quickly as possible, White House officials said over the weekend. Stephen Miller, the White […]

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White House Indicates Trump to Veto Resolution to Disapprove Emergency

February 17, 2019           |                                       

WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. — President Donald Trump is prepared to issue the first veto of his term if Congress votes to disapprove his declaration of a national emergency along the U.S.-Mexico border, a top White House adviser said on Sunday. White House senior adviser Stephen Miller told “Fox News Sunday” that “the president is […]

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I can’t help it. Trump’s so-called national emergency made these lyrics pop into my head: …You’re not warm or sentimentalYou’re so extreme, you can be so temperamentalBut I’m not looking for a love that will lastI know what I need and I need it fast… He needs his bloody wall and he needs it fast, […]

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WASHINGTON — Battling with one branch of government and opening a new confrontation with another, President Donald Trump declared a national emergency Friday to fulfill his pledge to construct a wall along the U.S.-Mexico border. Bypassing Congress, which approved far less money for his proposed wall than he had sought, Trump said he will use […]

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While Democrats are preparing to propose a joint resolution challenging President Donald Trump’s expected national emergency declaration in order to obtain funding for a border wall, one legal scholar is among those arguing the time has come to pursue a far more direct and effective method of combating the president’s lawlessness: impeachment. With Trump’s national […]

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Emergency Powers “Impeachable”: “All You Need is One Brave Member”

February 14, 2019           |                                       

The New York Times reports: “Trump Plans National Emergency to Build Border Wall as Senate Passes Spending Bill.” FRANCIS BOYLE, fboyle at illinois.eduBoyle is professor of international law at the University of Illinois College of Law. He was legal adviser to Rep. Henry B. González when he released classified material on the House floor in 1992 in an attempt […]

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McConnell Confirms Trump Will Declare National Emergency to Build Wall

February 14, 2019           |                                       

House Democrats Slam Trump on Yemen and Venezuela Republicans Deny Collusion as Manafort Busted Again This Valentine’s Day, Let’s Choose Love Over Borders Neoliberal Ties Doomed Latin America’s Leftist Political Tide Trump Blocks Back Pay for Contractors Who Worked During Shutdown Ilhan Omar Grills Venezuela Envoy Elliott Abrams on US-Backed Genocide Just ahead of a […]

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Shutdown Deal Corners Trump — But He Could Still Wreak Havoc

February 12, 2019           |                                       

Where Is Elizabeth Warren’s Fire in the Realm of Foreign Policy? The World Is on the Brink of Widespread Water Wars When Politicians Say “Free Trade,” They Mean Upward Redistribution Trump’s Pledge to Defeat AIDS Is Belied by His Policies Trump Says 42 Million Want to Come Here. But 52 Million Want Out. Trump Touts […]

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State of the Union: A Fake Emergency Obscures a Real One

February 5, 2019           |                                       

WASHINGTON – In advance of the State of the Union address tonight, Food & Water Watch’s executive director Wenonah Hauter released the following statement: “Tonight, we expect Trump to focus on a fake immigration emergency to advance his agenda while completely disregarding the real emergency: climate change and its disastrous effects on everything from weather […]

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Fire In Central Moscow Apartment Building Kills At Least Four

February 4, 2019           |                                       

A fire at a building in central Moscow has killed at least four people, emergency services officials say. The fire, which was extinguished early on February 4, ignited at a building on Nikitsky Boulevard and spread out about 2,000 square meters, officials said. Officials said that more than 100 residential apartments are in the building. […]

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Far more households in the US are at risk of joining the ranks of the poor, should they lose their job or face a financial emergency, showing that millions are vulnerable and this number is increasing, says Kasey Wiedrich of Prosperity Now The post Over 40% of US Households Are One Paycheck Away From Poverty […]

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On a Tuesday earlier this month, I walked out of jail and drove until my car ran out of gas and died a mile from my house in a crowded Boston intersection. This happened not for lack of access to fuel or money to buy it with—or even because I had failed to notice that […]

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“If there’s a concrete wall in front of you, go through it, go over it, go around it. But get to the other side of that wall.” —Donald Trump, 2004 commencement address, Wagner College, Staten Island, N.Y. (unearthed by “The Daily Show”) For the time being, President Trump has toned down his threat to declare […]

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Shutdown Becomes Longest Federal Closure in U.S. History

January 12, 2019           |                                       

WASHINGTON—The partial government shutdown became the longest closure in U.S. history when the clock ticked past midnight Friday as President Donald Trump and nervous Republicans scrambled to find a way out of the mess. A solution couldn’t come soon enough for federal workers who got pay statements Friday but no pay. The House and Senate […]

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As President Donald Trump continues to escalate his threat to declare a national emergency to construct a wall along the U.S.-Mexico border—and amid reports that his administration is already laying the groundwork for the declaration—legal experts and progressive critics warned against the notion that the move would be a mere political “stunt” and argued it […]

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