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Owner of Texas gay club under fire for attending Trump rally: 'Trash'

An owner of a gay night club in El Paso, Texas is under fire for attending a rally in support of President Trump, then posting photographic evidence on his Instagram page. Johnny Alcantar — one of five owners of the Old Plantation, locally known as The OP — posted a photo of himself and four friends


How Schumer and McConnell kept Trump out of the shutdown talks

The day before the 35-day government shutdown ended, Chuck Schumer and Mitch McConnell huddled privately to figure out some way everyone could save face and end the biggest congressional crisis in years.


Massachusetts ex-governor marks first to challenge Trump for 2020: reports

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Bill Weld, the former Republican governor of Massachusetts, said he will challenge U.S. President Donald Trump for the Republican Party’s presidential nomination in 2020, saying the country was in “grave peril,” media outlets reported on Friday.


Trump declares border national emergency to bipartisan skepticism

Washington (CNN)President Donald Trump on Friday declared a national emergency to unlock billions of dollars in federal funds to build a wall on the southern border, bypassing Congress after lawmakers refused to meet his multi-billion dollar request for border wall funds.


Top US general disagrees with Trump over Syria troop pullout

Muscat, Oman (CNN)The US commander who has been leading the war against ISIS told CNN Friday that he disagreed with Donald Trump's decision to pull troops out of Syria and warned that the terror group was far from defeated, in a stark public break with the President.


Democratic lawmakers vow to fight Trump's emergency declaration

WASHINGTON — Democratic leaders said Friday that they would use "every remedy available" to challenge President Donald Trump's declaration of a national emergency in an effort to circumvent Congress and fund his wall along the U.S.-Mexico border.


Trump says Japanese prime minister nominated him for Nobel Peace Prize

President Donald Trump claimed Friday that Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe nominated him for a Nobel Peace Prize for his efforts to broker peace between North and South Korea.


Trump on Ann Coulter: 'I don't know her'

"I don't know her," President Donald Trump said at a press conference Friday, describing his relationship with the conservative commentator who has introduced him at rallies. Asked Friday whether conservative media personalities influenced his policy on building a border wall, the president denied c


Can Trump Spin a Wall from Nothing?

Powerful political forces make it much harder for him to employ his businessman’s flair for self-promotion under any circumstance. Michael Kruse is a senior staff writer for Politico.


Trump says he's expecting to be sued over his national emergency

President Trump said he'll sign the final paper work to declare a national emergency to fund his wall as soon as he gets back to his office — and he's already anticipating a legal challenge.


Trump confirms: "I'm going to be signing a national emergency"

Speaking from the Rose Garden, President Trump confirmed he will declare a national emergency in order to secure funding to build a wall at the southern border. He argued that his actions are consistent with those of his predecessors.


New York state eyes legal challenge to Trump's emergency declaration

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - New York’s state attorney general on Friday threatened legal action against U.S. President Donald Trump’s national emergency declaration aimed at freeing up billions in funds to build a wall along the country’s border with Mexico.


Trump declares national emergency to unlock border wall funds

Trump aims to tap over $6.5 billion using techniques that are sure to invite legal challenges. President Donald Trump on Friday declared a state of emergency on the southern border and immediately direct $8 billion to construct or repair as many as 234 miles of a border barrier.


Trump set to sign compromise bill and declare national emergency

Washington (CNN)President Donald Trump is expected to sign a compromise border security bill and swiftly declare a national emergency on Friday to unlock billions more dollars in federal funds that Congress refused to authorize for the construction of a border wall.


Trump Organization scraps plans for hotel chains, blaming politics

President Donald Trump's company is ditching plans for two new hotel chains announced two years ago, casting blame in part on a hostile political environment. The Trump Organization said Thursday that it will no longer try to open hotels under its Scion and American Idea brands catering to budget an


Trump saves face with base after bruising wall fight

Two months of feuding with congressional Democrats and the longest government shutdown in history has exacted a heavy political toll from President Donald Trump. Top conservatives were furious when he appeared to cave to House Speaker Nancy Pelosi after Congress refused to fund his border wall. At t


Trump's declaring a national emergency to get his wall. He's forcing a constitutional crisis.

WASHINGTON — Congress knew President Donald Trump thought there was a border crisis when it voted to curb his wall Thursday. In the arcane language of House and Senate appropriators, endorsed by veto-proof majorities in both chambers, lawmakers said Trump could have no more than $1.375 billion to bu


Republicans pay the price for Trump's wall crusade

Washington (CNN) Republicans might be resorting a lot more often to prayer -- the new strategy several senators have adopted for dealing with their capricious President -- because of the forces unleashed by the latest fraught moment of the Trump era.


Why Trump's threat to declare a national emergency freaks out Republicans

Editor's Note:This story was originally published on February 12. It has been updated to reflect reporting that President Donald Trump intends to declare a national emergency after signing the border security bill.


Minnesota Sheriff Says Dog Named Donald Trump Was Killed Legally After Supporters Call For Revenge

Police in Minnesota have said the shooting of a dog called Donald Trump was justified after its owner’s Facebook post about the killing led to death threats. The Jackson County Sheriff’s Office said yesterday it had been forced to respond in the interest of public safety. “Facts have been misreprese