Pentagon Awards Nearly $1 Billion in Border Wall Spending Contracts

by Jason Hopkins   The Department of Defense awarded two military contracts worth almost $1 billion for wall construction on the U.S-Mexico border, the first funds granted since President Donald Trump declared a national emergency. The Pentagon announced Tuesday it awarded a $789 million contract to Texas-based company, SLSCO Ltd.…

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Democrats Are Suing to Stop Trump From Funding Border Wall Construction

by Jason Hopkins   Democratic leaders voted to file a lawsuit against President Donald Trump’s emergency declaration, a move they hope will block the billions in funding he’s accessed for border wall construction. “The President’s sham emergency declaration and unlawful transfers of funds have undermined our democracy, contravening the vote…

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Sherrod Brown Lashes Out at Trump, Calls Wall ‘Vanity Project’

National Senate Democrats released a report Monday showing that President Donald Trump’s national emergency declaration could divert $112 million in funding away from military projects in Ohio. According to The Columbus Dispatch, the cuts could impact a $61 million plan for a new building for the National Air and Space…

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Rep. Mark Green Says Trump Is Right to Veto ‘Meaningless and Partisan Resolution’ Seeking to Block President’s Emergency Declaration to Build Border Wall

U.S. Rep. Dr. Mark Green (R-TN-07) declared his support of President Donald Trump’s veto of Congress’ resolution to block his declaration of a national emergency in order to build a border wall. “President Trump is right to veto this meaningless and partisan resolution,” Green said. “It’s been established by this…

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Sen. Alexander Jumps Ship With 11 Other Republican Senators, Votes With Democrats to Block President Trump’s Emergency Declaration to Build Border Wall

U.S. Sen. Lamar Alexander (R-TN) joined Democrats in voting against President Donald Trump’s declaration of a national emergency to build the border wall and likened the president to King George III who was king of England during the American Revolution. Alexander was one of 12 Republican senators to join Democrats…

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We Build the Wall Holds Town Hall in Cincinnati Tuesday Night

We Build the Wall Inc. is holding a town hall Tuesday night in Cincinnati to share its view points about building the southern border wall. The event will be held at 7 p.m. at Hilton Cincinnati Netherland Plaza, 35 West Fifth St. The town hall will feature Brian Kolfage, Steve…

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Sen. Alexander Hems and Haws on Whether President Trump Has Authority to Declare National Emergency at the Border But Asks Trump to Renege on Decision

U.S. Sen. Lamar Alexander (R-TN) said he believes President Donald Trump should take it back on declaring a national emergency at the border, even as the Senate plans to vote against the president’s declaration. The Washington Examiner reported on Alexander’s remarks Thursday. He said the president should “ask his lawyers…

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Commentary: Hamstrung Dems Are Powerless to Stop Trump’s Border Declaration

by Jeffrey A. Rendall   Why are we still talking about this? You’re forgiven if you’re wondering the same thing, referring to the controversy over illegal immigration, border security and President Donald Trump’s recent national emergency declaration, which addressed the perpetual problem of aliens streaming over the line between America and…

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Commentary: If Congressional GOP Votes Against the National Emergency, President Trump Will Be Proven Right About the Swamp

by Robert Romano   By declaring a national emergency on the southern border and at least attempting to repurpose military construction funds to the wall — whether for steel or concrete barriers or both — President Donald Trump has politically inoculated himself against Congress’ failure to deliver on his signature…

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Commentary: It’s Time for Texas to Declare an Emergency, Too

by Rick Manning   Congressman Louie Gohmert (R-Texas) got it 100 percent correct when in response to President Donald Trump’s declaration of a national emergency on the southern border he suggested that the state of Texas “should also consider a similar declaration” of national emergency due to the illegal immigration…

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