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Border Wall

  1. migrant crisis
    The Trump Administration’s Erratic Reaction to the Migrant Child CrisisIt’s hard to keep up with Team Trump’s actions denying or evading the responsibility to give kids decent treatment.
  2. border wall
    Military to Spend a Month Painting a Mile of Wall Because It Isn’t Pretty EnoughAn unspecified number of military members will reportedly spend a month painting a mile of the border wall to improve its “aesthetic appearance.”
  3. border wall
    Trump Facebook Ad Suggests Building Border Wall Along Gulf of MexicoBuild the wall — in the ocean!
  4. border wall
    Donors to Stalled Campaign That Raised $20 Million for Border Wall Want AnswersDuring the shutdown, We Build the Wall hoped to circumvent Congress for wall funding. Now, donors want to know where their money has gone.
  5. border wall
    House Fails to Override Trump’s Veto (So the Border Is an ‘Emergency’ Again)Congress already voted to block Trump’s emergency declaration. But the House lacked the two-thirds majority necessary to nullify his veto.
  6. vision 2020
    White Evangelicals Are Still the Heart of Trump’s BaseYes, white Evangelical support varies modestly along with Trump’s overall standing, but it’s still his best demographic.
  7. donald trump
    Trump: I Am the WallThe wall has become more than a southern border barrier. It’s a metaphor for Trump’s promise to protect his base from economic and cultural change.
  8. transit woes
    The Battle Over High-Speed Rail Money Is Part of Trump’s War on CaliforniaTrump’s focus on the California high-speed rail project curtailed by Governor Gavin Newsom is about more than his desire to recoup some federal money.
  9. authoritarianism
    Trump’s National Emergency Is Off to a Bad StartLawsuits, protests, horrible polls — and we’re only four days in.
  10. politics
    You Can’t Stop a Power Grab by Fact-Checking ItTrump’s national emergency stems from an ideological problem, and it won’t be fixed by fact-checking.
  11. national emergency declaration
    Trump Declared a National Emergency Because He’s a Fox News AddictWith his emergency declaration, Trump prioritized pleasing Sean Hannity over appealing to swing voters. That is an idiotic 2020 strategy.
  12. national emergency declaration
    What to Expect When You’re Expecting a National EmergencyEverything you need to know about Trump’s plan to declare a national emergency to fund a southern border wall.
  13. big announcements
    Is the Trump Admin Seriously Going to Declare National Emergency via Notes App?Sarah Huckabee Sanders tweeted out a clumsily cropped screenshot.
  14. national emergency declaration
    Trump to Sign Spending Bill, Declare National Emergency to Build the WallTrump avoids another shutdown and an admission of failure, but an emergency declaration over the wall could create a legal and political quagmire.
  15. government shutdown
    Congress Set to Pass Deal to Avoid Shutdown, But Trump Could Still Kill ItTrump has been noncommittal about signing the funding bill. It mostly represents his surrender, so he may just be pondering how to spin it.
  16. government shutdown
    Trump May Accept Defeat on Wall Funding and Claim He’ll Get His Money ElsewhereAs Congress denies him anything like the border-wall money he’s demanded, Trump may claim he’ll “plus up” the amount via executive action.
  17. government shutdown
    Shutdown Negotiations Still Snagged As ICE Detention Policies Come to the ForeWith Trump headed to an El Paso rally amid mischaracterizations of what Democrats are demanding, another government shutdown is possible.
  18. 2019 grammys
    The Grammys Opened With a Hidden Message About the Border Wall“Build Bridges Not Walls” was promptly placed in the opening performance.
  19. border wall
    Trump Quietly Laying Groundwork for Massive Surrender on Border WallIf he accepts the kind of deal in the works right now, Trump will have been dealt an embarrassing defeat.
  20. border wall
    Border Communities Are Rising Up Against Trump’s WallPeople closest to the border are among those most opposed to the wall.
  21. border wall
    For Lack of Anything Better to Do, Congress Resumes Border NegotiationsWheeling and dealing on border-security appropriations are pointless unless Trump gets involved or decides to take matters into his own hands.
  22. state of the union address
    Trump to Democrats: Let’s Compromise — and Do It My Way!Another presidential address advertised as a bipartisan gesture turned out to be anything but that.
  23. state of the union address
    Abolish the State of the Union AddressRather than delivering a delayed address that won’t change anyone’s border wall stance, Trump should have seized the chance to end a dumb tradition.
  24. state of the union address
    Stacey Abrams’s State of the Union Response is a Golden OpportunityResponses to presidential State of the Union Addresses are often unmemorable, but Stacey Abrams has a chance to make a difference.
  25. border wall
    Dems Make Border Security Offer (With $0 for ‘the Wall’)Meanwhile, Trump says the border wall is already being built — and that his voters care less about it than people think.
  26. government shutdown
    Trump ‘Cucked’ Up the Government ShutdownRed America’s alpha male just picked a fight with a liberal septuagenarian woman — and lost. If anything can alienate Trump’s base, it’s that.
  27. government shutdown
    Trump Is Already Laying the Groundwork for Another Government Shutdown“It’s certainly an option,” he said Sunday.
  28. government shutdown
    Airport Workers Forced Trump to Cave (Like a Dog)Republicans are willing to condone a lot of awful things for the sake of political convenience – but personal inconvenience at the airport isn’t one.
  29. government shutdown
    Shutdown Pushes Trump’s Disapproval to All-Time High in Two PollsSeventy percent of voters say a border wall isn’t worth a shutdown. A supermajority backs Pelosi’s plan to reopen the government without wall funding.
  30. immigration
    ‘Build the Wall and Crime Will Fall’: Trump’s New Rhyming Slogan Is Not TrueMaybe it’ll help him sell some shirts though.
  31. government shutdown
    The Government Shutdown (Probably) Isn’t Ending Any Time SoonTrump’s peace offering is full of poison pills. Democrats show few signs of caving — and the Supreme Court just gave them a reason to stand firm.
  32. government shutdown
    The ‘Both Sides’ Brigade Is Encouraging Trump to Take More HostagesBlaming both sides for the government shutdown does not make reporters “objective”; it makes them complicit in the president’s misrule.
  33. government shutdown
    Coulter and Limbaugh Keep Pressure Up on Trump to Keep Government ClosedWho is Trump going to listen to? His conservative allies or everybody else?
  34. the wall
    The People Who Tried to Crowdfund the Wall Are Now Trying to Build It ThemselvesBrian Kolfage says his group is going to try to raise the money to buy the land and build the wall themselves — without the federal government.
  35. the wall
    Republicans Fear Trump’s Fake National Emergency Could Pave Way for a Real OneMarco Rubio thinks out loud: You wouldn’t want some Democrat to use special powers on climate change, would you?
  36. the wall
    Trump Never Actually Believed in the WallIt seems unlikely that Trump actually thinks a wall is his best border security option. But now, he is stuck with it.
  37. border wall
    Prototype of Trump’s Wall Proves No Match for SawSometimes people put up walls, not to keep others out, but to see who cares enough to break them down.
  38. government shutdown
    Trump Poised to Declare National Emergency After Failing to Show There Is OneThe president seems to be going through the motions of negotiating, just like he went through the motions with his Oval Office speech.
  39. government shutdown
    Trump Wastes an Oval Office Address on the Same Old Border Crisis RapWith nothing new to say, Trump just recited the familiar lies and misrepresentations.
  40. donald trump
    Trump Reaches for Gravitas in His First Prime-Time Oval Office SpeechPerhaps the venue, which Americans associate with big, consequential issues, can help convince a skeptical public that Trump needs his border wall.
  41. politics
    A National Emergency Declaration Could Give Trump Authoritarian PowersTrump may only be looking for a way to get his wall built, but he could soon discover that the declaration comes with all sorts of new powers.
  42. politics
    Trump May Invoke Emergency Powers to Fund the WallAdd it to the list of constitutional crises.
  43. government shutdown
    Democrats Say They’ll Shut Down the Senate Until It Reopens the GovernmentTrump’s got his “national emergency” alternative, but Democrats could stop regular Senate business until the chamber deals with the shutdown.
  44. immigration
    Would Patrolling With the Border Patrol Change Your Mind About the Border?A ride-along with an agency at once empowered and besieged.
  45. government shutdown
    Republican Senators Facing Tough Reelections Break With Trump on ShutdownYes, some of Trump’s Senate critics are no longer around. But Cory Gardner and Susan Collins are restive, and Lisa Murkowski hasn’t gone anywhere.
  46. government shutdown
    Trump’s Leverage in the Shutdown Fight: His Own NihilismTrump has manufactured a real crisis in the name of a fake one. Now, he’s betting Democrats have less tolerance for inflicting suffering than he does.
  47. government shutdown
    Latest White House Meeting on Government Shutdown Resolves NothingGoes to show that a lot of lower-level spadework and a ripening of political conditions must precede any deal to reopen the government.
  48. government shutdown
    Elusive Wall-for-DACA Deal Could Be Key to Ending Government ShutdownTrading relief for Dreamers for wall funding has long been on (or near) the table in Trump’s talks with Dems. But will he finally agree to a deal?
  49. government shutdown
    The Government Shutdown Will Continue As Long As Trump Thinks It Benefits HimThe GOP-controlled Senate won’t act without Trump, and he thinks he’ll come out on top in a long shutdown battle — despite evidence to the contrary.
  50. the wall
    The Insurmountable Obstacle to Trump’s WallCongress can’t agree on what Trump’s wall is, because Trump can’t admit what it’s for.
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