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Emergency On The Border! Or… Emergency On The Border?

President Trump’s border emergency declaration causes a political firestorm.

President Donald Trump.

President Trump won the battle over his proposed border wall, but the war rages on. Despite Congress passing and the President signing a budget full of border security funds, including some for physical barriers, Trump declared a national emergency to tap into additional funds to build the wall his way.

Party Politics co-hosts Brandon Rottinghaus and Jay Aiyer discuss the implications of this order, the political blowback and legislative relations following this executive action. 

NATIONAL TOPICS
-2020 Roundup! (Feel the Bern, Bill Weld enters Republican fray, Obamas not endorsing)
-New Jersey Attorney General looking into Trump’s inauguration
-SCOTUS and the Census’ question on citizenship
-Heather Nauert withdraws from UN ambassadorship
-Trump talks Venezuela
-Nobel Peace Prize for Trump? Japanese PM mum on his nomination

TEXAS TOPICS
-Senate poll has Beto O’Rourke close
-Angela Paxton files legislation to help her husband
-Kim Ogg is denied more prosecutors
-Butterfly habitat saved from wall by Congress

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