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Did Trump undercut his own argument to declare a national emergency?

February 16, 2019
Kelly O'Donnell | NBC News
President Donald Trump declared a national emergency on Friday to get funding for a border wall. But some wonder if he undercut his own argument by saying, “I didn’t need to do this.”
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Trump Follows Familiar Playbook When Confronted by a Loss: Distract and Digress

February 16, 2019
Annie Karni | The New York Times
Standing in the Rose Garden on Friday morning, President Trump heaped praise on Rush Limbaugh, the right-wing radio show host, who earlier in the week gave his blessing to a bipartisan spending bill that did not include the money Mr. Trump had demanded for a wall.

A new border wall battle

February 15, 2019
President Trump averts another government shutdown, declares national emergency.
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Trump Declares National Emergency to Build Border Wall

February 15, 2019
Peter Baker | The New York Times
President Trump formally declared a national emergency at the border on Friday to access billions of dollars to build a border wall that Congress refused to give him, transforming a highly charged policy dispute into a fundamental confrontation over separation of powers.
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‘Off the rails’: Inside Trump’s attempt to claim victory in his border wall defeat

February 15, 2019
Robert Costa, Rachael Bade, Josh Dawsey, Seung Min Kim | The Washington Post
After three weeks of pained negotiations to keep the federal government open, President Trump almost blew the whole thing up again on Thursday.
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What’s in the massive border security and funding bill?

February 15, 2019
Lisa Desjardins | PBS NewsHour
Overnight Thursday, lawmakers dropped a massive, 1,700-page funding and border security package. The legislation, known as a “conference report,” was crafted by leaders in both the House and Senate in hopes of avoiding a second shutdown of government agencies.
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Congress rushes to avert shutdown amid hopeful signs from Trump

February 14, 2019
Sarah Ferris, Melanie Zanona, John Bresnahan | Politico
Congressional negotiators finalized a massive funding package just before midnight Wednesday, confident they'll have enough support to deliver it to President Trump's desk in time to avert a shutdown.
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Trump uncommitted to bill, clock ticks on shutdown

February 14, 2019
Abby Phillip | CNN
According to two sources who have spoken directly with President Trump, he intends to sign the border security deal to avoid another partial government shutdown.
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Trump Is ‘Not Happy’ With Border Deal, but Doesn’t Say if He Will Sign It

February 13, 2019
Peter Baker, Glenn Thrush | The New York Times
President Trump appeared poised on Tuesday to end two months of scorched-earth confrontation without the money he demanded for a border wall as Republicans pressured him to accept a bipartisan spending deal rather than close the government again on Friday.
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