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Trump to Sign Border Bill, Declare Emergency for More Wall Money

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“President Trump will sign the government funding bill, and as he has stated before, he will also take other executive action – including a national emergency – to ensure we stop the national security and humanitarian crisis at the border,” White House press secretary Sarah Sanders said in a statement. After getting word from the White House, Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell said the Senate will vote on the plan later Thursday.

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Trump Rejects Graham’s Plea to Reopen Government

President Trump on Monday dismissed the suggestion of a frequent ally, Senator Lindsey Graham, that he should reopen the government for a few weeks to encourage Democrats to continue negotiations over border-security funding. “I did reject it,” Trump told reporters about the South Carolina Republican’s plea for him to sign a three-week-stopgap spending bill. The partial government shutdown, the longest in U.S. history, entered its 24th day on Monday.

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Trump Rejects Graham’s Plea to Reopen Government

President Trump on Monday dismissed the suggestion of a frequent ally, Senator Lindsey Graham, that he should reopen the government for a few weeks to encourage Democrats to continue negotiations over border-security funding. “I did reject it,” Trump told reporters about the South Carolina Republican’s plea for him to sign a three-week-stopgap spending bill. The partial government shutdown, the longest in U.S. history, entered its 24th day on Monday.

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Trump Rejects Graham’s Plea to Reopen Government

President Trump on Monday dismissed the suggestion of a frequent ally, Senator Lindsey Graham, that he should reopen the government for a few weeks to encourage Democrats to continue negotiations over border-security funding. “I did reject it,” Trump told reporters about the South Carolina Republican’s plea for him to sign a three-week-stopgap spending bill. The partial government shutdown, the longest in U.S. history, entered its 24th day on Monday.

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Trump under fresh scrutiny over relationship with Putin

Trump under fresh scrutiny over relationship with Putin

US President Donald Trump faced uncomfortable new questions Sunday about his relationship with Vladimir Putin despite his angry dismissal of a report that he has kept top aides in the dark about his private conversations with the Russian leader. Republican lawmakers generally defended the president, saying he had been tougher on Russia than his Democratic predecessor Barack Obama, but some had questions. The Post reported that Trump has gone to unusual lengths to keep his private talks with Putin secret, withholding details from senior officials and at one point even taking away his own interpreter’s notes.

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Senior Republican senator says he will ask Trump to rethink Syria pullout

Senior Republican senator says he will ask Trump to rethink Syria pullout

Senator Lindsey Graham warned that removing all U.S. forces would hurt U.S. security by allowing Islamic State to rebuild, betraying U.S.-backed Kurdish fighters battling remnants of the militant group, also known as ISIS, and enhancing Iran’s ability to threaten Israel. The South Carolina Republican said he would ask Trump “to sit down with his generals and reconsider how to do this. Don’t turn Syria over to the Iranians.” “I want to fight the war in the enemy’s backyard, not ours,” Graham said in an interview on CNN’s State of the Union show.

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