John Fritze and Eliza Collins USA TODAY Published 7:30 AM EDT Mar 14, 2019 WASHINGTON – President Donald Trump faces a rare defeat Thursday in the GOP-controlled Senate when lawmakers will decide whether to uphold his controversial national emergency to build his proposed border wall, or knock it down. The prognosis doesn't look great for Trump. Trump declared the emergency in February to free up more than $6 billion for the wall – most of it from the Pentagon. Five Senate Republicans have already said they will side with Democrats to support a resolution to rescind it, forcing Trump to sign his first veto. The president, in a Thursday morning tweet, threatened to veto the resolution should it pass. "A big National Emergency vote today by The United States Senate on Border Security & the Wall (which is already under major construction). I am prepared to veto, if necessary. The Southern Border is a National Security and Humanitarian Nightmare, but … [Read more...] about Donald Trump faces GOP revolt on Senate border wall emergency vote
Poll: Arlene Foster to invite Donald Trump to Northern Ireland for golf's Open - what do you think? BelfastTelegraph.co.uk Arlene Foster is to invite Donald Trump to Northern Ireland for The Open at Royal Portrush. https://www.belfasttelegraph.co.uk/news/northern-ireland/poll-arlene-foster-to-invite-donald-trump-to-northern-ireland-for-golfs-open-what-do-you-think-37912501.html https://www.belfasttelegraph.co.uk/news/world-news/article37905425.ece/5ca5a/AUTOCROP/h342/bpanews_904a245a-ea61-4023-b3c2-7bba09eb9122_1 Email Arlene Foster is to invite Donald Trump to Northern Ireland for The Open at Royal Portrush. The US President is an avid golfing fan and has often been seen out on the course during his tenure as America's commander in chief. The DUP leader is in Washington for St Patrick's Day. She said it is important the unionist voice is heard in Northern Ireland. She told the BBC she would be inviting the president to north coast for the return of the major golfing … [Read more...] about Poll: Arlene Foster to invite Donald Trump to Northern Ireland for golf’s Open
opinion Ken Paxton, Curtis Hill and Jeff Landry Opinion contributors Published 4:00 AM EDT Mar 14, 2019 President Donald Trump’s emergency declaration is a proper use of executive power to protect our country’s borders and keep Americans safe. Unfortunately, the crisis at the southern border is one that only the federal government may truly solve. With no solutions coming from Congress, the president is faithfully executing the duties of his office by invoking a law Congress already passed: the National Emergencies Act (NEA). In declaring a state of emergency pursuant to the NEA, President Trump is using pre-existing statutory authority to address a legitimate crisis created by lawless conduct at and beyond our southern border. This emergency declaration is not a case of the president relieving himself of restrictions under the law. To the contrary, our president is protecting our country’s borders through means contemplated by Congress and … [Read more...] about Donald Trump’s border national emergency declaration is constitutional
Brexit and strengthening Irish-American relations will dominate today’s meeting between Taoiseach Leo Varadkar and US President Donald Trump at the White House. They will hold a bilateral meeting in the Oval Office, before the annual St. Patrick’s Day Celebration reception and shamrock presentation ceremony. The Taoiseach has a packed schedule today in Washington, with two trips to the White house, a breakfast with the Vice president, lunch on Capitol Hill and the annual bowl of shamrock ceremony. All eyes will be on the Oval Office, where he will hold a bilateral meeting with Donald Trump. Brexit will be raised, with the Taoiseach saying he intends to raise any future trade deal between the US and the UK and urging no trade deal be done with the UK that would ever undermine the peace process. He will also raise the plight of the undocumented Irish in America. Before that, Leo Varadkar will attend a breakfast with US Vice-President, Mike Pence. Mr. Pence, who has been … [Read more...] about Taoiseach to meet Donald Trump in Washington today
opinion The Editorial Board USA TODAY Published 6:31 PM EDT Mar 13, 2019 International trade deficits were the hobgoblins that Donald Trump, as a populist candidate in 2016, said he would bring to heel. China, Japan, Mexico and others were “stealing our businesses, stealing our jobs, stealing our money,” Trump told throngs in Poughkeepsie, New York. “We can't continue to allow China to rape our country," he said to crowds in Fort Wayne, Indiana. “We will end our chronic trade deficits,” he vowed before folks in Portsmouth, New Hampshire. Trump would achieve this, he said, by getting tough with trade partners and tearing up, or renegotiating, deals such as the North American Free Trade Agreement. Those steps were taken. And last week the Commerce Department reported that America’s trade deficit for goods has been increasing, not decreasing, since Trump became … [Read more...] about Donald Trump said he’d fix trade deficits. So why are they increasing?