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Trump set to sign compromise bill and declare national emergency

Trump set to sign compromise bill and declare national emergency

President Donald Trump is expected to sign a compromise border security bill and swiftly declare a national emergency on Friday to unlock billions more dollars in federal funds that Congress refused to authorize for the construction of a border wall. Through a combination of executive authorities — some of which require a national emergency declaration…MORE

DNC chair excited about what he calls ‘unprecedented’ 2020 primary debate format

DNC chair excited about what he calls ‘unprecedented’ 2020 primary debate format

The chair of the Democratic National Committee said he’s excited about what he calls the “unprecedented” format of the 2020 presidential primary debates. “We have spectacular candidates, and we want to give them an opportunity to show the American people their vision,” DNC Chair Tom Perez said in an interview Friday with CNN’s Alisyn Camerota…MORE

Top US general disagrees with Trump over Syria troop pullout

Top US general disagrees with Trump over Syria troop pullout

The US commander who has been leading the war against ISIS told CNN Friday that he disagreed with Donald Trump’s decision to pull troops out of Syria and warned that the terror group was far from defeated, in a stark public break with the President. Joseph Votel, the top American general in the Middle East,…MORE

What the Trump administration says is happening at the border

What the Trump administration says is happening at the border

Officials tasked with carrying out the nation’s border security mission are facing a trifecta of migration challenges, along the US-Mexico border, according to officials, as President Donald Trump prepares to declare a national emergency. A migrant caravan has made its way to the Texas border, more family members are being apprehended than ever before and…MORE

US and China wrap up latest trade talks as tariff deadline looms

US and China wrap up latest trade talks as tariff deadline looms

The latest round of talks aimed at ending the trade war between the United States and China has finished as the threat of another huge wave of tariffs approaches. Negotiators from the two countries have been trying to strike a deal before March 2, when the US government is due to raise tariffs on $200…MORE

The power and pitfalls of the young progressive women of the Democratic Party

The power and pitfalls of the young progressive women of the Democratic Party

The progressive, Trump-resistant first-term Democrats in the House of Representatives — a younger, female-dominated, and more racially diverse class — have wielded their new powers with relish. They’re pushing the party further left with ideas like the Green New Deal. They’re directly challenging Washington’s conventional wisdom, from foreign policy to campaign finance. And they’re aggressively…MORE

Republicans warn Trump against decision to declare emergency to build border wall

Republicans warn Trump against decision to declare emergency to build border wall

President Donald Trump will sign a bill to avert another government shutdown, but also issue a national emergency declaration to build a wall on the US southern border, according to Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, replacing lawmakers’ most pressing problem with one that strikes at their power to spend money. For his first two years…MORE

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