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Trump Touts Beauty of Border Wall

Claims it'll be 'artistically designed' and 'save us BILLIONS' haven't swayed Dems

(Newser) - President Trump says his proposed border wall will do its job and look good doing it. "The Democrats are saying loud and clear that they do not want to build a Concrete Wall," but "we are building artistically designed steel slats, so that you can easily see... More »

Shutdown Breakthrough? Sanders Drops a Big Hint

'We have other ways that we can get to that $5 billion,' she says of border wall money

(Newser) - Maybe there won't be a government shutdown after all. With the Friday deadline looming, White House press chief Sarah Sanders signaled a compromise on the key issue—President Trump's demand for money to build a border wall. "We have other ways that we can get to that... More »

Trump Administration 'Absolutely' Prepared to Force Shutdown

Schumer says Trump won't 'get the wall in any form'

(Newser) - Pushing the government to the brink of a partial shutdown, the White House is insisting that Congress provide $5 billion to build a wall along the US-Mexico border despite lawmaker resistance from both parties, the AP reports. Without a resolution, parts of the federal government will shut down at midnight... More »

Trump: My Promise Stands, Mexico Will Pay for Wall

They'll do so through the revised NAFTA deal, says president, but details are scant

(Newser) - President Trump on Thursday revived his promise that Mexico would pay for a border wall. But this time, he linked it to the revised NAFTA deal . The morning tweet : "I often stated, 'One way or the other, Mexico is going to pay for the Wall.' This has... More »

After Oval Office Clash, Trump Tweets About 'Chuck, Nancy'

He cites terror attack in France as reason why we need US-Mexico wall

(Newser) - President Trump's Oval Office argument with Chuck Schumer and Nancy Pelosi was the talk of the town on Tuesday, and on Wednesday the president picked up where he left off. Trump took to Twitter to continue his push for border-wall funding, this time trying to bolster his argument by... More »

Things Just Got Crazy Heated in the Oval Office

Trump, Pelosi, Schumer argue about the border wall

(Newser) - President Trump dug in his heels on Twitter about his proposed border wall Tuesday morning. Then he dug in his heels again, hard, this time in the Oval Office and on camera. "Trump, Pelosi And Schumer Got Into A Big Fight About The Wall On Live TV" is how... More »

Deal or No Deal, 'Wall Will Get Built'

Ahead of meeting with Democrats, Trump claims progress on wall has hindered migrants

(Newser) - President Trump's Tuesday meeting with Democratic leaders to negotiate funding for his proposed border wall should be interesting given that Trump started the morning by claiming work is already well underway and will be fully completed regardless of what Chuck Schumer and Nancy Pelosi have to say. "If... More »

Pelosi Takes Hard Line on Paying for Border Wall

Trump warns about 'Boarder Security'

(Newser) - House Democratic leader Nancy Pelosi on Thursday rejected the idea of paying for President Trump's border wall in exchange for helping hundreds of thousands of young immigrants avoid deportation. Funding for the wall—a top Trump priority—and legal protections for so-called Dreamers, a key Democratic goal, should not... More »

Trump 'Totally Willing' to Shut Gov't Over Border Wall Funding

President and the Dems aren't even close on the $5B figure he's throwing out there

(Newser) - President Trump said last Thursday he'd be OK with a government shutdown if he doesn't get the funding he wants on the US-Mexico border wall, and several days later, he hasn't changed his mind. With just over a week before Congress' Dec. 7 deadline to finish up... More »

Trump on Border Wall: GOP, Dems 'Must Come Together'

'Fix the Border, for once and for all, NOW!' he tweeted, demanding funding

(Newser) - The AP reports that President Trump hit the links on his Florida golf course the day after Thanksgiving, but before he did, he rehashed a topic that's long been on his mind, with seeming impatience. "Republicans and Democrats MUST come together, finally, with a major Border Security package,... More »

Feds Award Company $145M Border Wall Contract

The 18-foot tall barrier will span 6 miles in the Rio Grande Valley

(Newser) - A Texas company has become the recipient of a US-Mexico border wall contract as federal authorities fulfill President Trump's first and most contentious campaign promise. Per CBS News , US Customs and Border Protection said Friday that the $145 million contract was awarded to Galveston-headquartered construction company SLSCO. The wall... More »

School Staffers' Halloween Get-Up a 'Gross Display of Dehumanization'

Superintendent apologizes after staffers dressed as 'border wall' and in stereotypical Mexican garb

(Newser) - Halloween is over, but the controversy in one Idaho town isn't. NBC News reports that the superintendent for Middleton School District has issued an apology after photos were shared on social media of staffers at Heights Elementary School dressed up, as a group, as both stereotypical Mexicans—complete with... More »

Report: Trump Urged Spain to Build Wall Across Sahara

Spanish minister says president offered advice on migrants

(Newser) - Spain's foreign minister says President Trump offered the Spanish government some very Trumpian advice on dealing with an influx of cross-Mediterranean migrants. Josep Borrell says the president suggested building a wall across the Sahara desert, even though only two small enclaves in the region are Spanish territory, the Telegraph... More »

Fox's Mollie Tibbetts Coverage Has a Surprising Critic

Network's own Geraldo Rivera criticizes immigration 'spin'

(Newser) - The Mollie Tibbetts murder continues to emerge as a flashpoint in the immigration debate, even if some members of the Iowa student's family aren't happy about it, reports NBC News . The reason? US immigration officials say 24-year-old suspect Cristhian Bahena Rivera was in the country illegally, though his... More »

National Guard Could Be Deployed to Border Today

President Trump is working on an 'immediate' plan, Homeland Security secretary says

(Newser) - President Donald Trump and border-state governors are working to "immediately" deploy the National Guard to the US-Mexico border to fight illegal immigration, with some troops potentially arriving later Wednesday, Homeland Security Secretary Kirstjen Nielsen said. "The threat is real," Nielsen said at an afternoon briefing, adding that... More »

No More Drugs or I'll Nix NAFTA, Trump Warns Mexico

Nation must 'stop the big drug and people flows, or I will stop their cash cow,' president says

(Newser) - President Trump took to Twitter on Sunday to issue a warning to America's neighbor to the south. "Stop the big drug and people flows, or I will stop their cash cow, NAFTA," Trump wrote, as CNBC notes, before he explicitly linked the renewed trade negotiations to his... More »

Trump: 'Build WALL Through M!'

He wants Pentagon to pay for border wall

(Newser) - After failing to get Congress—or Mexico—to cough up enough cash for a wall along the Mexican border, President Trump has been looking into getting the Pentagon to pay for it, reasoning that it has plenty of money under the new federal budget, insiders say. The sources tell the... More »

'Ridiculous Situation' Over: Trump Signs $1.3T Spending Bill

He said he felt he had to for the 'military,' but he's 'unhappy' about DACA and lack of funding for wall

(Newser) - He sent DC into a tizzy Friday morning by threatening to veto the $1.3 trillion spending bill that was passed by Congress, but by early Friday afternoon, President Trump said he'd sign off on the omnibus initiative after all, per CBS News . At a White House press conference... More »

Trump Punishes State by Giving It Exactly What It Wants

Trump threatens to withhold border wall from California, which sued to stop it

(Newser) - President Trump says California won't get its border wall until the entirety of the wall is approved for construction. California is almost certainly OK with that. “I have decided that sections of the Wall that California wants built NOW will not be built until the whole Wall is... More »

After Trump Call, Mexican Prez Scraps US Visit

Border wall appears to be major sticking point as Peña Nieto has yet to visit DC under Trump

(Newser) - After what the Washington Post is calling a "testy" 50-minute phone call between President Trump and his Mexican counterpart, the latter will not be visiting the former as planned. The major sticking point seems to be Trump's border wall, and Enrique Peña Nieto's refusal to pay... More »

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