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Sasse Backs Trump’s Emergency Declaration Despite Executive-Overreach Concern

Sasse Backs Trump’s Emergency Declaration Despite Executive-Overreach ConcernSenator Ben Sasse (R., Neb.) on Thursday voted against a resolution condemning President Trump's national-emergency declaration despite his repeated insistence that the declaration usurped Congress's constitutional authority.In a statement explaining his decision to oppose the resolution, Sasse acknowledged that in its current form the National Emergencies Act of 1976 was "overly broad" and said that, while he would like to reform the law, Trump's emergency declaration does not violate it.“We have an obvious crisis at the border — everyone who takes an honest look at the spiking drug and human trafficking numbers knows this — and the President has a legal path to a rapid response under the National Emergencies Act of 1976 (NEA). I think that law is overly broad and I want to fix it, but at present Nancy Pelosi doesn't, so I am therefore voting against her politically motivated resolution,” the statement read. “As a constitutional conservative, I believe that the NEA currently on the books should be narrowed considerably. That’s why I’m an original sponsor of Senator Lee's legislation, and it is why I have repeatedly gone to the White House to seek support for NEA reform.”Senator Mike Lee (R., Utah) called Trump Wednesday afternoon in an ultimately futile effort to secure a compromise whereby the White House would approve reforms to the National Emergencies Act in exchange for Republican support for Trump's emergency declaration. Sasse joined Senators Lindsey Graham (R., S.C.) and Ted Cruz (R., Texas) at a White House meeting Wednesday evening, where they, too, tried unsuccessfully to negotiate a compromise that would address Republican concerns regarding executive overreach, according to the Washington Post.Following Trump's February 14 national-emergency declaration, Sasse expressed concerns about the recent influx of illegal immigrants arriving at the southern border, but warned conservatives that resorting to a national emergency declaration to fund the wall would prove costly in time.“We absolutely have a crisis at the border, but as a Constitutional conservative I don’t want a future Democratic President unilaterally rewriting gun laws or climate policy,” Sasse said in a statement provided to National Review on February 15. “If we get used to presidents just declaring an emergency any time they can’t get what they want from Congress, it will be almost impossible to go back to a Constitutional system of checks and balances. Over the past decades, the legislative branch has given away too much power and the executive branch has taken too much power.”The resolution, which Trump has repeatedly vowed to veto, passed 51–49 with the support of twelve Republicans.> 12 Senate Republicans have voted Yes on disapproval resolution (vote still open): > Alexander > Blunt > Collins > Lee > Moran > Murkowski > Paul > Portman > Romney > Rubio > Toomey > Wicker> > — Craig Caplan (@CraigCaplan) March 14, 2019Even assuming Trump's veto is not overridden, the emergency declaration will still have to overcome numerous legal challenges before the $ 3.6 billion in military funding that Trump requested can be redirected for the construction of a border wall.



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Is Michael Cohen's meeting with Adam Schiff a cause for concern?

Is Michael Cohen's meeting with Adam Schiff a cause for concern?Cohen met with Schiff before his public testimony; House Judiciary Committee member Arizona Rep. Debbie Lesko weighs in.



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Trump flaunts his concern for minorities. Native Americans need not apply.

Trump flaunts his concern for minorities. Native Americans need not apply.He did not offer to resign himself over a mocking reference to Native American genocide, or call out his son, Donald Jr., for applauding that remark.



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Whitaker Clears Himself to Manage Mueller Despite Ethics Concern

Whitaker Clears Himself to Manage Mueller Despite Ethics ConcernWhitaker never asked for a formal ethics recommendation, deciding instead, along with a small group of personal advisers, that there was no precedent for him to recuse under these circumstances, the official said. The official revised an account from earlier Thursday that Whitaker was told by ethics officers that he doesn’t have to recuse himself from being involved in the Mueller probe.



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Elon Musk will not smoke cannabis on a podcast again, says Nasa boss amid concern over billionaire's behaviour

Elon Musk will not smoke cannabis on a podcast again, says Nasa boss amid concern over billionaire's behaviourElon Musk will not be smoking cannabis in public again, the boss of Nasa has assured the public, amid concern about the SpaceX boss’s behaviour. Nasa administrator Jim Bridenstine has said that Mr Musk has promised not to repeat a moment where he smoked a joint and drank whisky on a comedian’s podcast. “I will tell you that was not helpful, and that did not inspire confidence, and the leaders of these organisations need to take that as an example of what to do when you lead an organisation that’s going to launch American astronauts,” Mr Bridenstine told reporters at Nasa headquarters, according to a report in The Atlantic.



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China promises not to weaken yuan, criticizes US concern

China promises not to weaken yuan, criticizes US concernBEIJING (AP) — China promised Tuesday not to weaken its currency to boost exports during a tariff fight with Washington and rejected U.S. concern about the yuan's sagging exchange rate as groundless and irresponsible.



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These Republicans Expressed Some Concern, But Will Vote For Kavanaugh Anyway

These Republicans Expressed Some Concern, But Will Vote For Kavanaugh AnywayTime and time again, Republicans have issued strongly worded statements and



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U.S. voices concern on China's Muslim crackdown, sanctions weighed

U.S. voices concern on China's Muslim crackdown, sanctions weighedDiscussions have gained momentum within the U.S. government over possible economic penalties in response to reports of mass detentions of ethnic Uighurs and other Muslims, which has prompted a growing international outcry, U.S. congressional sources said. Any sanctions decision would be a rare move on human rights grounds by the Trump administration against China, with which it is engaged in a trade war while also seeking Beijing’s help to resolve a standoff over North Korea’s nuclear weapons. A U.S. official said the idea of sanctions was still in the discussion stage, and one of the congressional sources said a decision did not appear to be imminent.



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Alex Jones' 'Free Speech' Shouldn't Be Your Primary Concern

Alex Jones' 'Free Speech' Shouldn't Be Your Primary ConcernAfter Apple, YouTube, Facebook and other companies removed or banned some of



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Alex Jones' 'Free Speech' Shouldn't Be Your Primary Concern

Alex Jones' 'Free Speech' Shouldn't Be Your Primary ConcernAfter Apple, YouTube, Facebook and other companies removed or banned some of



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