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Shanahan says he hasn't determined amount for border wall

Feb. 16, 2019 6:11 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — The acting secretary of defense said Saturday he has not yet determined how much money he will redirect to President Donald Trump's border wall project. Pat Shanahan, who has been leading the Pentagon since Jim Mattis stepped down Dec. 31, made the comment in an interview with reporters...

Trump emergency declaration faces fights in the courts

Feb. 16, 2019 6:52 AM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — Let the lawsuits begin. President Donald Trump declared a national emergency along the southern border and predicted his administration would end up defending it all the way to the Supreme Court. That might have been the only thing Trump said Friday that produced near-universal agreement....

Trump declaration faces uncertain fate in coming court fight

Feb. 15, 2019 10:58 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — Let the lawsuits begin. President Donald Trump declared a national emergency along the southern border Friday and predicted his administration would end up defending it all the way to the Supreme Court. That might have been the only thing Trump said Friday that produced near-universal...

Trump tests presidential power, declares emergency at border

Feb. 15, 2019 6:11 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — Defiant in the wake of a stinging budget defeat, President Donald Trump on Friday declared a national emergency at the U.S.-Mexico border, moving to secure more money for his long-promised wall by exercising a broad interpretation of his presidential powers that is certain to draw stiff...

AP Explains: Can Trump declare emergency to build his wall?

Feb. 14, 2019 9:11 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — The White House says President Donald Trump will declare a national emergency and take other executive action to allow construction of the president's long-promised southern border wall, after bipartisan congressional negotiations provided less than a quarter of the $5.7 billion Trump...

The Latest: House passes border bill, sends to Trump's desk

Feb. 14, 2019 9:03 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on Congress' border security measure and President Donald Trump (all times local): 8:55 p.m. Hard-fought legislation that gives President Donald Trump 55 additional miles of fencing along the U.S.-Mexico border — well short of what he requested — is on the way to...

AP FACT CHECK: Emergency declarations are not everyday steps

Feb. 14, 2019 5:24 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump's plan to declare a national emergency to free up money for his border wall would be an extraordinary step, despite his statement that predecessors liberally used such power. The White House said Thursday that Trump plans to go ahead with the declaration as part of...

Trump not 'thrilled' with border deal but leaning toward it

Feb. 12, 2019 9:25 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — Under mounting pressure from his own party, President Donald Trump appeared to be grudgingly leaning toward accepting an agreement Tuesday that would head off a threatened second government shutdown but provide just a fraction of the money he's been demanding for his Mexican border wall....

Butterfly Center asks judge to stop Texas border wall

Feb. 12, 2019 12:20 PM EST

HOUSTON (AP) — The nonprofit National Butterfly Center has asked a federal judge to stop border wall activity on its property as the Trump administration gears up to build new walls and fencing in South Texas and may soon win funding for more. In a motion filed late Monday, center director Marianna Trevino...

Budget deal allows far less money than Trump wanted for wall

Feb. 12, 2019 10:03 AM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — Congressional negotiators reached agreement to prevent a government shutdown and finance construction of new barriers along the U.S.-Mexico border, overcoming a late-stage hang-up over immigration enforcement issues that had threatened to scuttle the talks. Republicans were desperate to...