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Trump's Border Emergency Survives as Veto Override Falls Short

Trump's Border Emergency Survives as Veto Override Falls ShortThe 248-181 vote Tuesday was short of the two-thirds majority needed to overturn Trump’s first veto, as most Republicans voted against the resolution despite the public unpopularity of the emergency declaration. The vote kills Democrats’ legislative effort to rein in Trump’s plan to fund a wall on the border with Mexico, and it demonstrates the president’s enduring influence over GOP lawmakers. “Today, congressional Democrats attempted to block the president’s National Emergency Declaration – they failed,” the White House said in a statement on Tuesday evening.



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U.S. House fails to override Trump veto, upholding border wall emergency

U.S. House fails to override Trump veto, upholding border wall emergencyDemocrats who control the House did not attract enough Republican support, falling some three dozen votes short of the two-thirds majority vote needed to overturn Trump’s veto. Just 14 Republicans joined 234 Democrats in voting to override, one more Republican than had bucked Trump in a previous House vote on the border wall emergency. With the 248-181 tally, Trump is now likely to continue scouring federal accounts for money he wants redirected to building a border wall, which he says is needed to curb illegal immigration and drug trafficking.



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Trump news – live: House fails to override president's veto, as impeachment vote numbers are under 'consideration'

Trump news - live: House fails to override president's veto, as impeachment vote numbers are under 'consideration'Donald Trump will use the favourable outcome of the Mueller report to go after his enemies in Washington with a “political bludgeon”, an aide has warned. The FBI special counsel’s 22-month investigation found no evidence of his having colluded with Russia during the 2016 presidential election, according to attorney-general William Barr, who reviewed the filing over the weekend after being appointed by the president in February. “In terms of political payback, the people that I’ve talked to in the White House over the last 24 hours talk about what this means for 2020 and where we go from here.



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Trump issues first veto, continuing border 'emergency'

Trump issues first veto, continuing border 'emergency'President Trump issued the first veto of his presidency, striking down a resolution that would have terminated his national emergency declaration diverting funding to build the wall.



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GOP's Paul to Oppose Trump's Emergency, Likely Forcing Veto

GOP's Paul to Oppose Trump's Emergency, Likely Forcing Veto“I can’t vote to give the president the power to spend money that hasn’t been appropriated by Congress,” Paul said in a speech during the Southern Kentucky Lincoln Day Dinner on Saturday, the Bowling Green Daily News reported on its website. Paul said of Trump’s Feb. 15 declaration, which the president said allows him to take billions of dollars from other parts of the budget to use for a border wall, “We may want more money for border security, but Congress didn’t authorize it.



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Republican defections on national emergency set up Trump's 1st veto

Republican defections on national emergency set up Trump's 1st vetoSen. Rand Paul, R-Ky., says he will vote to block President Trump’s national emergency declaration — a move that likely gives the Senate enough votes to pass a resolution that would nullify the declaration.



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Russia, China Veto UN Resolution Seeking Venezuela Elections

Russia, China Veto UN Resolution Seeking Venezuela ElectionsNine council members voted in favor, while South Africa joined Russia and China in voting no, and three abstained. To pass, a resolution needs nine votes in support and no vetoes by the five permanent members, which include Russia and China.



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The Latest: Trump vows veto if border resolution passed

The Latest: Trump vows veto if border resolution passedWASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on President Donald Trump's decision to declare a national emergency at the U.S.-Mexico border to get financing of a wall on that border (all times local):



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Trump vows veto as Democrats try to block emergency order

Trump vows veto as Democrats try to block emergency orderWASHINGTON (AP) — Democrats controlling the House have teed up a vote next week to block President Donald Trump from using a national emergency declaration to fund a wall along the U.S.-Mexico border, accelerating a showdown in Congress that could divide Republicans and lead to Trump's first veto.



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Trump to veto Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez resolution blocking national emergency unless Republicans lend support

Trump to veto Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez resolution blocking national emergency unless Republicans lend supportDonald Trump is prepared to issue the first veto of his presidency over a national emergency declaration his critics have slammed as an unconstitutional power grab, a senior White House official said on Sunday. White House senior adviser Stephen Miller told Fox News Sunday that “the president is going to protect his national emergency declaration”. The president declared the emergency Friday in an effort to go around Congress to fund his border wall.



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