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States sue Trump over claimed national emergency

California and 15 other states filed a lawsuit Monday against President Donald Trump’s emergency declaration to fund a wall on the U.S.-Mexico border. California Attorney General Xavier Becerra

Trump unleashes more lies about immigration

President Donald Trump is going after the “horror show” known as the diversity visa lottery program. His description of it is pure fiction. The president offered a multitude of fabrications and

McCabe book and interview describe how FBI was troubled by president’s actions, behavior

Update Feb. 18, 2019: The 60 Minutes interview video and transcript In this clip of outtakes, McCabe reveals a self-aggrandizing Donald Trump McCabe said Rosenstein raised the idea of using the 25th

Trump claims his border wall is now a ‘national emergency”

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

Trump’s existence: America’s real ‘national emergency’

Started thinking about a new column on an unhinged Donald John Trump using his lost-cause border wall to declare a “national emergency” so he can divert funds from various places without Congressional

Trump set to declare ‘national emergency’ over border wall

Congress lopsidedly approved a border security compromise that would avert a second painful government shutdown. But a new confrontation has been ignited — this time over President Donald Trump’s plan

Barr confirmed as new attorney general

The Senate on Thursday confirmed William Barr as attorney general, placing the veteran government official and lawyer atop the Justice Department as special counsel Robert Mueller investigates Russian

McCabe took steps to protect Mueller probe

Former FBI Deputy Director Andrew McCabe said in an interview that aired Thursday he moved quickly after his boss was fired to protect an investigation into President Donald Trump’s ties to Russia and

25th Amendment: No Perry Mason moment from Pence

(UPDATED) Don’t hold out for V.P. Pence admitting Pres. Trump is mentally unfit and invoking the 25th Amendment. The Perry Mason moment is a “thing,” in other words, it has a Wikipedia entry: In court

Congress, Trump head towards uneasy resolution

Congress is set to resolve its clattering brawl with President Donald Trump in uncommonly bipartisan fashion as lawmakers prepare to pass a border security compromise providing a mere sliver of the

Trump plays fast, loose with ‘national emergency’ claims

President Donald Trump would be taking an extraordinary step by declaring a national emergency to steer money to his promised border wall. He’s making it sound quite ordinary. TRUMP: “You know, we

Spending $330 billion to avoid government shutdown

It’s not just about President Donald Trump’s border wall. The border security issues that sparked a 35-day government shutdown are but one element of a massive $330 billion-plus spending measure that

Trump not happy, but may live with budget deal

Under mounting pressure from his own party, President Donald Trump appeared to be grudgingly leaning toward accepting an agreement that would head off a threatened second government shutdown but

Republicans proved they don’t really want Trump’s wall

Republicans in Congress never really wanted to build the wall. It wasn’t a priority like tax cuts, which are a raison d’être of Republican domestic policy. And it wasn’t their own campaign pledge to

New budget deal: Both sides got less

The undisputed grand prize at stake for President Donald Trump in the border security talks was money for his proposed wall with Mexico. He flat out got much less than he demanded. But to clinch the

Astronaut not a shoo-in against Sen. McSally

Former astronaut Mark Kelly just announced his intention to run for the U.S. Senate in 2020 for the Senate seat now occupied by Martha McSally. “McSally was the Republican nominee in Arizona’s 2018

Deal, perhaps, reached to prevent shutdown

Congressional negotiators reached agreement to prevent a government shutdown and finance construction of new barriers along the U.S.-Mexico border, overcoming a late-stage hang-up over immigration

Trump: Lots of words but few facts

Let Democrats have their way, President Donald Trump suggested, and the United States will become a country without border security, airplanes or cows. Trump warned of a variety of dire consequences

Dueling rallies on a failed border strategy

President Donald Trump charged ahead with his pledge to build a wall at the U.S.-Mexico border, skimming over the details of lawmakers’ tentative deal that would give him far less than he’s been

Trump tries rally to get his border wall

President Donald Trump is trying to turn the debate over a wall at the U.S.-Mexico border back to his political advantage as his signature pledge to American voters threatens to become a model of