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How Schumer and McConnell kept Trump out of the shutdown talks

Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer and Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell’s proposed conference committee succeeded in negotiating a bipartisan border security deal. | AP Photo/Timothy D. Easley Share on Facebook Share on [...]

POLITICO Playbook PM: Trump on emergency: ‘I didn’t need to do this’

Presented by */ ]]> “I could do the wall over a longer period of time, I didn’t need to do this,” President Donald Trump said, “but I’d rather do it faster.” | Alex Wong/Getty Images THE LATEST ON THE EMERGENCY DECLARATION [...]

Trump declares national emergency to unlock border wall funds

poster=”http://v.politico.com/images/1155968404/201902/2500/1155968404_6002673636001_6002674931001-vs.jpg?pubId=1155968404″ true White House Trump aims to tap over $ 6.5 billion using techniques that are sure to [...]

POLITICO Playbook: The national emergency, and how it messes up Washington for Trump

Presented by */ ]]> President Donald Trump’s relationship with Congress is going to take a turn for the worse. | Nicholas Kamm/AFP/Getty Images DRIVING THE DAY FIFTY-FIVE DAYS after PRESIDENT DONALD TRUMP bucked his party [...]

Funding bill includes new limits on Trump’s immigration crackdown

The bipartisan homeland security spending bill amounts to a subtle rejection of President Donald Trump’s aggressive enforcement tactics, rejecting several of his administration’s requests. Share on Facebook Share on Twitter */ [...]

Legal war looms over Trump move to declare border emergency

Olivier Douliery-Pool/Getty Images National Emergency Lawmakers, activists and state officials are planning to challenge what they say is a presidential end-run around the Constitution. By JOSH GERSTEIN 02/14/2019 11:40 PM EST Share [...]

Trump saves face with base after bruising wall fight

President Donald Trump announced a two-step maneuver that could appease frustrated supporters by keeping the government open and declaring a national emergency to get more money for a border wall. | Joe Raedle/Getty Image White House The [...]

Trump shocks GOP with emergency declaration

Some Republicans have panned the idea of declaring a national emergency as setting a bad precedent for future presidents. Yet if President Donald Trump moves forward, he’s probably going to have plenty of the party behind him. | Nicholas [...]

McConnell says Trump will sign spending bill and declare national emergency

Doug Mills-Pool/Getty Images Congress It’s still unknown whether Trump will sign the bill. By SARAH FERRIS and JOHN BRESNAHAN 02/14/2019 01:32 PM EST Updated 02/14/2019 03:17 PM EST 2019-02-14T03:17-0500 Share on Facebook [...]

Pelosi’s freshmen fracture amid GOP pressure

House Speaker Nancy Pelosi has met with the freshmen Democrats several times, encouraging them to stay united and vote with the rest of the caucus. | M. Scott Mahaskey/POLITICO Congress Democratic leaders are alarmed by the conflict [...]