Trump plans to allocate $8 billion to fund border wall, source says

15 February, 2019, 08:25 | Author: Sue Riley
  • Lawmakers Reach Shutdown Deal, But Will Trump Sign It?

The other is the idea to transfer funds. Just over half of Republicans voted "no".

Funding for those agencies is due to expire on Friday, which would trigger another partial federal shutdown on Saturday morning if Congress and Mr Trump do not act quickly.

Pelosi then toned down her rhetoric a bit, noting that she does not "advocate for any president doing end-run around Congress", and said that she was merely warning Republicans "about the door that they are opening, the threshold they are crossing".

In addition to legislative action, the members said that they expected a coordinated legal response from Democrats inside and outside Congress and that the state of California was likely to be involved.

"1000 pages filed in the in middle of the night take a little time to go through", one White House official told CNN's Jim Acosta.

"'Nobody wants to enter into a pointless exercise if the president will veto this", Senator John Kennedy, a Louisiana Republican, said before McConnell's announcement.

Who else can stop Trump? That would have infused fresh chaos into a fight both parties are desperate to leave behind, a thought that drove some lawmakers to seek heavenly help.

"The president will sign the bill", Sen.

When Grassley was asked to ask to yield the Senate floor, he kept talking.

Congressional aides said House Democrats were expected to file a lawsuit when Trump declares a national emergency in order to protect the House's constitutional powers to decide how us taxpayers' money is appropriated.

More news: McConnell: We will vote on the 'Green New Deal'

The House Appropriations Committee said the bill would set a path for reducing capacity at detention facilities for immigrants ahead of possible deportation.

Reacting to the details of the bipartisan deal, Ingraham fumed that Trump was being strong-armed by his own party into signing what she believes is a disastrous bill.

For President Trump's impending national emergency, Ferguson says his legal team "has been reviewing this issue for some time".

And, as much as the president may like to spin this as a victory by other means, he still backed down in the face of Democratic resistance in Congress. Democratic presidential contenders Kamala Harris and Elizabeth Warren didn't mince their words either, with Harris calling it "a ridiculous vanity project". GOP critics included Maine Sen. "The National Emergencies Act was contemplated to apply to natural disasters or catastrophic events such as the attacks on our country on 9/11". But Pelosi said if Trump invoked an emergency declaration it should be met with "great unease and dismay" as an overreach of executive authority.

Congressional aides say there is $21 billion in military construction money that could potentially be used by Mr Trump if he declares a national emergency.

"Government shutdowns are bad for workers, our economy and our national security".

Amy Klobuchar of Minnesota voted for it, as did Vermont independent Bernie Sanders, who is expected to join the field soon.

Media captionOther presidents got money for a border barrier - why not Trump? They objected to giving more funding for the "abusive" agencies on the front line of immigration enforcement: Customs and Border Protection and Immigration and Customs Enforcement. The legislation would reportedly provide more than $300 billion to fund the Department of Homeland Security and some other U.S. agencies through 30 September, the end of the current fiscal year. The closure denied paychecks to 800,000 federal workers, hurt contractors and people reliant on government services and was loathed by the public.

Will the "emergency" get Trump his wall?

President George W. Bush declared 13 states of emergency and President Barack Obama 12, CNN reported.


  • Black Leopard Spotted In Kenya

    Black Leopard Spotted In Kenya

    Black leopards are actually a type of black panther - made famous by the Marvel Comics character of that name. The leopard is melanistic, a rare genetic mutation that causes it to sometimes appear completely black.
    Bahraini footballer Hakeem al-Araibi set to be released by Thai authorities

    Bahraini footballer Hakeem al-Araibi set to be released by Thai authorities

    Al-Araibi was arrested and detained last November, while on his honeymoon in Thailand at the request of the Bahraini government. Before his departure she said she wanted him to get on the plane before she could believe he was being released.
    Winter storm headed for Toronto on Tuesday

    Winter storm headed for Toronto on Tuesday

    If the wedge is very thin (to the right in this diagram), then the snowflakes don't melt completely, and just fall as wet snow . A Winter Storm Watch means there is potential for significant snow, sleet or ice accumulations that may impact travel.
  • Justin Fairfax Staffers Quit After Sexual Assault Allegations Surface

    Justin Fairfax Staffers Quit After Sexual Assault Allegations Surface

    But he said that reflection has convinced him that, by remaining in office, he can work to resolve them. The governor claimed that he'd only seen the photo after it became public knowledge earlier this month.
    'I Believe in the President': Surprising Pro-Trump Displays at the Grammys

    'I Believe in the President': Surprising Pro-Trump Displays at the Grammys

    He receives a great deal of criticism from liberal media, but he stands by his decision to back Trump. Last year, Villa, who gave up a child for adoption, opted to make a pro-life statement with her gown.
    Life Sentence For Toronto Serial Killer Bruce McArthur

    Life Sentence For Toronto Serial Killer Bruce McArthur

    After the sentencing, Nicole Borthwick, who knew some of the victims, said outside court that the judge was too lenient. Families and friends of the respective men were not given the closure that they deserved in a timely manner.
  • Former US Counter Intel Agent Indicted for Spying for Iran

    Former US Counter Intel Agent Indicted for Spying for Iran

    Witt worked for the Air Force and was a counterintelligence agent for 11 years where she had top-security clearance . But later that year, she helped an unnamed Iranian-American official produce an anti-American propaganda film.
    David Duke Defends Ilhan Omar From Anti-Semitism Accusations

    David Duke Defends Ilhan Omar From Anti-Semitism Accusations

    Omar's recent comments, citing a tweet where she suggested politicians were being influenced by donations from Jewish groups. She has also claimed to be the victim of GOP attacks seeking to misrepresent her position on Israel as anti-Semitic.
    PSG's Cavani doubtful for Man United game

    PSG's Cavani doubtful for Man United game

    Speaking on French television on Sunday, manager Thomas Tuchel said: "There is no good news for Edi this morning". My feeling is that it will be very hard for him to feature in Manchester. "We have to wait".
  • Meghan Markle being harassed, like Princess Diana — George Clooney

    Meghan Markle being harassed, like Princess Diana — George Clooney

    Her estranged half-sister Samantha Markle is once again on the warpath, and this time the Oceans 11 hunk is her number one target. Shortly before his daughter was due to Wednesday Harry, Thomas staged paparazzi photos of himself preparing for the wedding.
    Pot Smokers Find Tiger In Abandoned Home In Houston

    Pot Smokers Find Tiger In Abandoned Home In Houston

    A stoner who entered an abandoned home to some marijuana thought he may have already been high when he encountered a tiger inside. The city doesn't have the facilities or resources to take care of a tiger, which typically eats up to 11 kilograms a day.
    Cardi B beats the boys to win rap album honours at Grammys

    Cardi B beats the boys to win rap album honours at Grammys

    Didn't go to sleep in my bed sometimes for four days, pregnant. while everybody was harassing me like 'You can't do it'". Becoming the first female rapper to win a Grammy for Best Rap Album wasn't the only highlight of the night for Cardi B .


Samsung Galaxy S10, S10+ and S10e full specs allegedly revealed
The main camera here is said to have a 48-megapixel sensor, while a 12MP secondary camera sits below it and the top is a ToF. For the Galaxy S10e, it will get a side-mounted fingerprint sensor which doubles up as a power button.

Apple Plans to Launch Its 'Netflix for News' Service Next Month
Also , if the March 25 event turns out to be subscription-focused, it isn't clear when new hardware will make an appearance. Rumor mill: A premium news service from Apple could ask publishers to give up half of their earnings.

Air New Zealand plane takes off from Auckland, lands in scandal
Ardern said Monday the issue was that all aircraft flying into China need to be registered, and the Air New Zealand plane wasn't. Air New Zealand did not immediately respond to further questions on the incident.

Elizabeth Warren makes a surprise appearance at Native American luncheon
Elizabeth Warren suggested that she may not face Trump in the 2020 elections because he "may not even be a free person" by then. Warren told reporters her comments were a reference to the multiple investigations that have shadowed Trump's presidency.

Katy Perry’s Shoes Resembling Blackface Are Reportedly Being Pulled From Shelves
Katy Perry is "saddened" about the controversy surrounding her " Rue Face Slip On Loafers " and " Ora Face Block Heel Sandals ". Historically, blackface is a form of theatrical make-up used by black people playing white people.

USA commander: North Korea hasn't slowed its nuclear program
Most U.S. troops were withdrawn in 1949 but they returned the next year to fight alongside South Korea in the 1950-53 Korean War. In this February 9, 2019, photo, a man watches a TV screen showing images of U.S.

Iran and Israel trade threats of destruction
Iranians are facing mounting economic hardships which many blame on the country's clerical leaders. Reuters could not independently verify the pictures.

Beto O'Rourke to join march against wall countering President Trump visit
That's despite being just across the border from Ciudad Juarez, Mexico, a city plagued by drug violence. El Paso's had an estimated population of 683,577 people in 2017, according to the U.S.

US, N. Korea to continue summit talks next week: Seoul
Trump also confirmed that his second summit with North Korea's leader would take place in Hanoi, Vietnam on February 27-28. Modern relations with Vietnam are seen as a model for United States ties with the North .

More snow likely for storm-buried Pacific Northwest
- Sunday will start off with sunshine but will transition to clouds by the afternoon before some messy winter weather arrives. Meanwhile, forecasters are closely monitoring a potent storm system that's predicted to come out of the Rockies on Monday .