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Trump tests presidential power, declares emergency at border

World / Politics Feb 16, 2019

Trump tests presidential power, declares emergency at border

Defiant in the wake of a stinging budget defeat, President Donald Trump on Friday declared a national emergency at the U.S.-Mexico border, moving to secure more money for his long-promised wall by exercising a broad interpretation of his presidential powers that is certain to ...

Congress OKs border deal; Trump will sign, declare emergency

World / Politics Feb 15, 2019

Congress OKs border deal; Trump will sign, declare emergency

Congress lopsidedly approved a border security compromise Thursday that would avert a second painful government shutdown, but a new confrontation was ignited — this time over President Donald Trump's plan to bypass lawmakers and declare a national emergency to siphon billions from other federal ...

William Barr sworn in for second stint as U.S. attorney general

World / Politics Feb 15, 2019

William Barr sworn in for second stint as U.S. attorney general

William Barr was sworn in Thursday for his second stint as America's attorney general, taking the helm of the Justice Department as special counsel Robert Mueller investigates Russian interference in the 2016 presidential election. Earlier Thursday, the Senate voted 54-45 to confirm the veteran government ...