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Cards Against Humanity Takes Aim at Border Wall

Gamemaker plans to tie up land near Mexico in endless red tape

(Newser) - The company that once collected $100,000 to dig a meaningless hole has cooked up a new stunt, CNET reports. Taking aim at President Trump's planned border wall, Cards Against Humanity has bought a chunk of land on the Mexican border and plans to tie it up in red... More »

Workers Now Ready to 'Punish' Border Wall Prototypes

Workers will attack walls for the next 2 months

(Newser) - The US government announced Thursday that six prototypes for President Trump's proposed border wall with Mexico have been completed and will be subjected to punishment to test their mettle—by workers wielding sledgehammers, torches, pickaxes, and battery-operated tools. The testing, lasting up to two months, could lead to officials... More »

5 Jump the Fence Into US—at Border Wall Model Site

Prototypes at San Diego site are almost finished

(Newser) - The last two of eight prototypes for President Trump's proposed border wall took shape Thursday at a construction site in San Diego. The prototypes form a tightly packed row of imposing concrete and metal panels, including one with sharp metal edges on top, the AP reports. Companies have until... More »

Trump Wants Hard-Line Measures in Return for DACA Deal

List makes no attempt at compromise, Democrats complain

(Newser) - The "deal" with President Trump on DACA that top Democrats spoke of last month is still very much a work in progress—and the two sides are so far apart that it might not happen at all. In a list of "principles" released by the White House Sunday... More »

California Sues Trump Over His Border Wall

State AG Xavier Beccera filed the lawsuit Wednesday

(Newser) - “No one gets to ignore the laws," Xavier Becerra says. "Not even the president of the United States." The California attorney general sued the Trump administration Wednesday over the president's proposed border wall, which Becerra says violates myriad environmental laws, the Los Angeles Times reports.... More »

Feds Choose 4 Border Wall Prototypes

Next steps will be building, testing

(Newser) - Thursday was a big day in the border wall business: US Customs and Border Protection announced that four concrete wall prototypes had been chosen from among more than 200 proposals. The border wall designs, each 30 feet long and up to 30 feet tall, will be built in the San... More »

Transcripts of Trump's Calls to Leaders Leak

The conversations weren't exactly friendly

(Newser) - If only Anthony Scaramucci were still around to lash out at this leak: The Washington Post has obtained classified transcripts of President Trump's initial phone calls with the leaders of Mexico and Australia, produced by White House staff in January. (See them in full here .) Among the highlights:... More »

Trump: Border Wall Needs Holes Because of Sacks of Drugs

Openings to see what's happening on other side are necessary, president says

(Newser) - President Trump is serious about a plan to put solar panels on his proposed border wall. There's "a very good chance" panels will be included in the final design and "we have major companies looking at that," Trump told reporters as he flew to France on... More »

Border Wall Prototypes Will Go Up This Summer

Up to 8 designs will be built in San Dieg o

(Newser) - People trying to make their way into the US illegally in the San Diego area may have their choice of eight kinds of border wall to tackle by September. Department of Homeland Security official Ronald Vitiello said Tuesday that authorities hope to have up to eight prototype border wall sections... More »

Obama to Berlin Crowd: 'We Can't Hide Behind a Wall'

Former president appears with Merkel, speaks on democracy, global responsibility

(Newser) - If anyone understands the concept of a wall, it's the people of Berlin. Which is why former President Obama's appearance there Thursday, with German Chancellor Angela Merkel at his side, had particular resonance. "We can't isolate ourselves" from conflict, poverty, and other problems throughout the world,... More »

Tougher 'Able-Bodied' Work Rules Expected for Benefits

Trump budget calls for cuts in food stamps, Medicaid

(Newser) - President Trump unveils his first detailed budget plan on Tuesday, and word leaking out in advance suggests he wants big cuts for Medicaid and food stamps. The Washington Post reports that Trump's budget slashes Medicaid by $800 billion over 10 years, meaning he's on board with the House... More »

Internet Isn't Happy About Border Wall Stunt at Calif. Bar

Customers were offered a free drink green card in the promotion

(Newser) - A bar in southern California is feeling the wrath of the internet over a Cinco de Mayo promotion that invited customers to climb an inflatable “ border wall ” in exchange for a free drink. The stunt at Hennessey’s Tavern in Dana Point, Calif., included handing out free drink... More »

Ted Cruz Wants Drug Lord to Pay for Border Wall

Senator introduces 'EL CHAPO' bill

(Newser) - Mexico says it won't pay for the border wall, but Ted Cruz has a plan to solve the funding standoff that involves getting a rich Mexican to pay for it. The senator introduced the EL CHAPO—Ensuring Lawful Collection of Hidden Assets to Provide Order—Act on Tuesday, calling... More »

Border Wall May Trigger a Government Shutdown

Congress has until Friday to pass a budget, and the White House is digging in

(Newser) - Two familiar phrases are back in the news this week, and this time they're related: "government shutdown" and "border wall." Congress has until Friday to pass a budget and avoid a government shutdown, and one big sticking point is the White House's renewed push for... More »

Sessions: 'One Way or Another' We'll Pay for Wall

'We can deal with our trade situation to create the revenue,' AG says

(Newser) - When it comes to paying for President Trump's border wall with Mexico, the administration has options, says Attorney General Jeff Sessions. "We're going to get it paid for one way or the other," Sessions told ABC's This Week on Sunday, per the Hill , adding that... More »

Environmental Lawsuit Could Delay Border Wall for Years

Conservation group asks DHS for impact study

(Newser) - President Trump's plan for a border wall has hit an environmental roadblock with the potential to last longer than his presidency—even if he doesn't choose the design that incorporates nuclear waste. A lawsuit filed in Arizona on Wednesday by the Center for Biological Diversity and US Rep.... More »

6 Notable Border Wall Ideas

They include solar panels, pipe organs, and nuclear waste

(Newser) - The proposed designs for President Trump's border wall are in —and he's not likely to be happy with all of them. Though Customs and Border Protection isn't planning to reveal which ones made the first cut until June, some firms are sharing their plans in advance.... More »

DHS Chief: Don't Expect Border Wall 'From Sea to Shining Sea'

Company proposes storing nuclear waste along wall

(Newser) - President Trump's vision of a "big, beautiful wall" along the entire length of America's border with Mexico probably won't become reality, Homeland Security chief John Kelly admitted during a Senate hearing Wednesday. Kelly told the Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee that he couldn't... More »

Trump Wants $1B to Build 62 Miles of Border Wall

Texas AG won't object to use of eminent domain

(Newser) - What's "big, beautiful," and roughly $3,000 a foot? It's President Trump's border wall, according to Homeland Security budget documents obtained by CNN . The documents outline a request of $1 billion to cover 62 miles of border wall—48 miles of new barriers in San... More »

Here Are the Official Specs for Trump's 'Big, Beautiful' Wall

Ideally it will be 30 feet tall and aesthetically pleasing (on the US side)

(Newser) - We now have an idea of what President Trump's "big, beautiful wall" is going to look like after US Customs and Border Protection released two requests for prototypes Friday night, ABC News reports. According to NPR , Customs and Border Protection is asking contractors to mock-up one of two... More »

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