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Border Wall

  1. border wall
    Trump’s Order to Paint Border Wall Black Could Cost $500 Million or More: ReportPursuing the project during the pandemic, new White House estimates for the paint job led by Jared Kushner range from $500 million to $3 billion.
  2. border wall
    Trump’s Border Wall Gates Need to Be Open for Months to Handle Flash FloodingTrump’s wall is “virtually impenetrable,” except for several points of entry, for several months of the year.
  3. border wall
    New Section of Trump’s ‘Virtually Impenetrable’ Wall Blown Over by WindThe windblown barrier joins other border wall setbacks, like the fact that it can be sawed through in minutes, or climbed with a pair of ladders.
  4. border wall
    Trump Is Rushing to Make His Border Wall Look Like a Success Before NovemberHe’s been siphoning off billions of dollars from the military to make good on his racist mnemonic device turned campaign promise.
  5. border wall
    Trump to Take Another $7.2 Billion From the Pentagon for Border WallAll told, more than $18 billion in government funds has been allocated to the wall.
  6. government shutdown
    Congress Agrees to Spending Deal to Avoid Holiday Government ShutdownUnless the president conducts one of his famous last-minute flip-flops, the lights will stay on and the 2020 election will dictate future priorities.
  7. impeachment
    Washington’s Jam-packed December Will Cast a Long Shadow on 2020With impeachment proceedings, a big DoJ report on the Russia investigation, and a possible government shutdown in play, it could get crazy.
  8. border wall
    Kushner’s Latest Task Is to Build the WallDesperate to keep a campaign promise, Trump has reportedly put his son-in-law in charge of the wall.
  9. government shutdown
    Why Congress May Give Us a Government Shutdown for ChristmasOnce again, spending runs out just before Christmas. Once again, Trump’s border-wall demands are the main sticking point.
  10. border wall
    Jared Kushner Wants a 24/7 Livestream of the Border-Wall Construction: ReportTo boost support of Trump’s base, Kushner reportedly wants to livestream the wall construction rather than speed up the building of the wall itself.
  11. geography
    Trump: ‘We’re Building a Wall in Colorado, a Big One’Basic geography strikes again.
  12. the law
    Trump Had a Bad Day in the CourtsIn three cases, one involving a congressional subpoena of his financial records and two involving immigration, the administration had legal setbacks.
  13. president trump
    The President Is a Corrupt, Bloodthirsty Tyrant, Reports SuggestDonald Trump’s latest high crimes and misdemeanors are too blatant to be believed.
  14. border wall
    Trump’s Border Solutions Included Snake Moats, Shooting Migrants’ Legs: ReportMore evidence of the president’s internal conflict between stupidity and evil.
  15. government shutdown
    Congress Quietly Avoids Government ShutdownUnless Trump changes his mind and decides to veto it, the stopgap spending bill defers fights over items like the border wall until November.
  16. border wall
    Trump Pulls $3.6 Billion From Pentagon Budget to Build Border WallTrump raided the Defense budget to build barriers along the southern border. Beginning in January, it’ll come just in time to rally the base for 2020.
  17. authoritarianism
    Trump’s Lawless Wall and Callous Attacks on Puerto Rico Are ConnectedTrump’s campaign says of Democrats, “This country is ours, not theirs.” The president’s policies say the same.
  18. the national interest
    Trump Is Ordering Crimes to Get Wall Built Before ElectionA wormhole in the Constitution that opens up absolute impunity from the law for the president and his supporters.
  19. budget deal
    Senate Sends Budget Deal to TrumpSome conservatives whined ritualistically, but in the end Republicans joined Democrats in pushing big fiscal fights past the next elections.
  20. border wall
    Trump Gets Two Border-Wall WinsWhile he should be pleased with a budget deal and a favorable SCOTUS ruling, Trump could still provoke a fight over border-wall appropriations.
  21. kris kobach
    Kris Kobach Senate Run Could Be Good News for DemocratsOne of 2018’s big losers may be readying a comeback.
  22. 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.
  23. 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.”
  24. border wall
    Trump Facebook Ad Suggests Building Border Wall Along Gulf of MexicoBuild the wall — in the ocean!
  25. 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.
  26. 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.
  27. 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.
  28. 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.
  29. 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.
  30. authoritarianism
    Trump’s National Emergency Is Off to a Bad StartLawsuits, protests, horrible polls — and we’re only four days in.
  31. 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.
  32. 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.
  33. 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.
  34. big announcements
    Is the Trump Admin Seriously Going to Declare National Emergency via Notes App?Sarah Huckabee Sanders tweeted out a clumsily cropped screenshot.
  35. 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.
  36. 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.
  37. 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.
  38. 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.
  39. 2019 grammys
    The Grammys Opened With a Hidden Message About the Border Wall“Build Bridges Not Walls” was promptly placed in the opening performance.
  40. 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.
  41. border wall
    Border Communities Are Rising Up Against Trump’s WallPeople closest to the border are among those most opposed to the wall.
  42. 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.
  43. 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.
  44. 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.
  45. 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.
  46. 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.
  47. 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.
  48. government shutdown
    Trump Is Already Laying the Groundwork for Another Government Shutdown“It’s certainly an option,” he said Sunday.
  49. 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.
  50. 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.
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