The Democratic-controlled House fell short Tuesday in its effort to override President Donald Trump's first veto, handing him a victory in his effort to spend billions more for constructing barriers along the Southwest border than Congress has approved.
By Alan Fram, Associated Press
Amid the roiling national debate about immigration and a border wall, construction crews in El Paso, Texas, are busy replacing 20 miles of wire mesh fencing with a bollard-style structure. Border Patrol says this kind of barrier is crucial for…
By Angela Kocherga, Albuquerque Journal
To a remarkable degree, the 2020 Pentagon budget proposal is shaped by national security threats that acting Defense Secretary Patrick Shanahan has summarized in three words: “China, China, China.”…
By Robert Burns, Associated Press
Flanked by law enforcement officials as well as the parents of children killed by people in the country illegally, President Donald Trump maintained that he is not through fighting for his signature campaign promise, which stands largely unfulfilled 18 months…
By Jill Colvin, Zeke Miller, Associated Press
By Courtney Vinopal
Presidents who have issued a high number of vetoes have often done so in response to pushback from members of Congress, whether it’s within their own party or an opposing party.
By Alan Fram, Lisa Mascaro, Catherine Lucey, Associated Press
Several Republicans have said they will join Democrats in voting to block the president's emergency declaration that would steer $3.6 billion to building border barriers.
The administration is counting on robust growth, including from the Republican tax cuts — which Trump wants to make permanent — to push down the red ink.
By Lisa Mascaro, Associated Press
Budget documents like the one Trump is releasing Monday are often seen as just a starting point of negotiation. Fresh off the longest government shutdown in history, Trump's 2020 proposal shows he is eager to confront Congress again to boost…
By Elliot Spagat, Associated Press
A federal judge who ordered that more than 2,700 children be reunited with their parents on Friday expanded his authority to potentially thousands more children who were separated at the border earlier during the Trump administration.
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