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Amid shutdown, Trump visits Texas in effort to boost argument for border wall

January 11, 2019
Philip Rucker, Felicia Sonmez | The Washington Post
Driving home his claim that illegal crossings have created a national humanitarian and security crisis, President Trump on Thursday took his case for a border wall to this city in the Rio Grande Valley, one of the busiest regions of the southern border and the epicenter of his administration’s controversial family separations.
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Government shutdown on track to becoming longest in US history

January 11, 2019
Hallie Jackson | NBC News
As the impact of the government shutdown is felt across the nation, in Washington, D.C., there’s little end in sight. President Trump is reportedly considering more controversial ways to get his border wall.
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Amid shutdown, Trump to travel to Texas in effort to boost argument for border wall

January 10, 2019
Philip Rucker | The Washington Post
After abruptly walking out of budget negotiations with Democrats to end the government shutdown, President Trump on Thursday is taking his case for building a wall to the U. S-Mexico border, where he claims illegal crossings have created a humanitarian and security crisis.
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Trump Says ‘Maybe Definitely’ on Declaring National Emergency If Talks Fail

January 10, 2019
Vivian Salama | The Wall Street Journal
President Trump on Thursday reasserted his determination to declare a national emergency to fund a wall along the southern border if Democrats refuse his demand for $5.7 billion to pay for one.
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Trump’s National Address Escalates Border Wall Fight

January 9, 2019
Peter Baker | The New York Times
President Trump doubled down on one of the biggest gambles of his presidency on Tuesday night with a televised appeal to pressure Congress into paying for his long-promised border wall, even at the cost of leaving the government partly closed until lawmakers give in.
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Trump calls wall only solution to ‘growing humanitarian crisis’ at border

January 9, 2019
Philip Rucker, Felicia Sonmez | The Washington Post
President Trump delivered a forceful and fact-challenged televised plea to the nation Tuesday night for his long-promised border wall, declaring “a growing humanitarian and security crisis” at the southern border and blaming congressional Democrats for the partial government shutdown that he helped instigate three weeks ago.
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Trump aides lay foundation for emergency order to build wall, saying border is in ‘crisis’

January 8, 2019
Robert Costa, Philip Rucker | The Washington Post
Trump administration officials made an urgent case Monday that the situation at the U.S.-Mexico border has reached a crisis level, laying the groundwork for President Trump to possibly declare a national emergency that would empower him to construct a border wall without congressional approval.
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Trump Eyes Untested Emergency Power to Fund Wall, Skirt Congress

January 8, 2019
Jennifer Jacobs, Justin Sink | Bloomberg
President Donald Trump is eager to invoke a national emergency to bypass an unwilling Congress and build a border wall, according to two people familiar with his thinking, a dramatic move that would test the limits of presidential power.
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