Syndicated columnist Mark Shields and New York Times columnist David Brooks join Judy Woodruff to analyze the week in politics, including the president’s national emergency declaration, how congressional Republicans are reacting to it, the 2020 presidential field and whether Democrats…
By Molly Finnegan
The one thing the declaration does not mention specifically: a wall.
By Lisa Mascaro, Associated Press
Some are backing the president, while others are vehemently opposed, setting up a potential showdown that extends beyond the expected legal battles.
By Associated Press
Trump did not say on Friday when he would make such a declaration, but the move will allow him to bypass Congress to spend more money to erect barriers on the U.S.-Mexico border.
By Alan Fram, Catherine Lucey, Andrew Taylor, Associated Press
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.
By Hope Yen, Calvin Woodward, Associated Press
The emergency action Trump has been contemplating would be rare. The presidents he has cited did not use emergency powers to pay for projects that Congress wouldn't support.
Just weeks after the longest government shutdown in U.S. history ended, the prospect of a second shutdown looms. Democratic and Republican negotiators are now at odds over who and how many people should be detained by U.S. Immigration and Customs…
By Associated Press
“We have to get a win…or I will declare a national emergency," Trump told reporters before leaving to visit the U.S.-Mexico border in Texas.
President Trump has threatened to use executive power to declare a national emergency at the U.S.-Mexico border and obtain funds for a border wall without approval from Congress. But would such a dramatic move be legal? William Brangham asks Elizabeth…
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