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Politics Feb 15WATCH: Trump declares national emergency to build border wall
Battling with one branch of government and opening a new confrontation with another, President Donald Trump announced Friday he was declaring a national emergency to fulfill his pledge to construct a wall along the U.S.-Mexico border.
Politics Feb 14WATCH: Senate approves border security and funding bill
President Donald Trump will sign Congress' border security compromise, Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell said Thursday.
Politics Feb 13Unhappy with deal, Trump still doesn’t expect a new shutdown
Under mounting pressure from his own party, President Donald Trump appears to be grudgingly leaning toward accepting an agreement that would head off a threatened second government shutdown but provide just a fraction of the money he's been demanding for…
Politics Feb 12Budget deal allows far less money than Trump wanted for wall
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 enforcement issues that had threatened to scuttle the talks.
Politics Feb 11Lawmakers announce ‘agreement in principle’ to avoid shutdown
Congressional negotiators announced an agreement late Monday 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 enforcement issues that had threatened to scuttle the talks.
Politics Feb 11Budget talks resume amid pessimism over border wall negotiations
Budget negotiators will meet Monday to revive talks over border security issues that are central to legislation to prevent key parts of the government from shutting down on Saturday, but an air of pessimism remains after talks broke down over…
Politics Feb 10Shutdown deadline looms as wall negotiations hit a snag
Republican Sen. Richard Shelby told “Fox News Sunday” that talks between Republicans and Democrats to negotiate a deal that will prevent another partial government shutdown have "stalled," after a dispute about immigration detentions.
Nation Feb 09Likely deal to prevent shutdown would give Trump fraction of $5.7 billion wall money
Congressional bargainers are working toward a border security deal amid indications that the White House is preparing to accept a bipartisan agreement that would give President Donald Trump a fraction of the money he’s demanded for his proposed southern border…
Politics Jan 31Trump appears to sour on congressional border security talks
President Donald Trump took to Twitter on Thursday to ratchet up his demands on his long-stalled border wall, appearing to sour on congressional talks aimed at striking a deal with Democrats that he could sign.
Politics Jan 30Democrats’ opening border plan offers no money for Trump’s wall
Democrats in the House offered a border security plan on Wednesday that would not provide a penny for Donald Trump's border wall. Instead it includes new money for customs agents, scanners, aircraft and boats to police the border, and to…