Supreme Court: Trump can use Pentagon funds for border wall

WASHINGTON (AP and The Golden Hammer) — The Supreme Court cleared the way for the Trump administration to tap billions of dollars in Pentagon funds to build sections of a border wall with Mexico. The court’s five justices who actually follow the law and the Constitution, as opposed to the liberals who seek to legislate […]

Trump moves to effectively end asylum at southern border

WASHINGTON (AP) — Reversing decades of U.S. policy, the Trump administration said Monday it will end all asylum protections for most migrants who arrive at the U.S.-Mexico border — the president’s most forceful attempt to block asylum claims and slash the number of people seeking refuge in America. The new rule, expected to go into […]

More bad spending stuff slated for Tuesday, June 11 Commissioners Court

Conroe, June 11 – In addition to the horrible agenda item 9.F.1, the proposal by Precinct 3 Montgomery County Commissioner James Noack to allow Commissioners to hire, fire, and create new positions in their departments without external scrutiny of the citizens they’re supposed to serve, there are at least three other bad action items on […]

President Trump announces US, Mexico reach agreement to prevent tariffs

WASHINGTON (AP and The Golden Hammer) — President Donald Trump, easily the most effective Chief Executive the United States has enjoyed since Franklin Delano Roosevelt, says he has suspended plans to impose tariffs on Mexico, tweeting that the country “has agreed to take strong measures” to stem the flow of Central American illegal migrants into the […]

‘Our country is full’: Trump says migrants straining system

CALEXICO, Calif. (AP) — Declaring “our country is full,” President Donald Trump on Friday insisted the U.S. immigration system was overburdened and illegal crossings must be stopped as he inspected a refurbished section of fencing at the Mexican border. Trump, making a renewed push for border security as a central campaign issue for his 2020 […]

Trump says he has ‘absolute right’ to declare emergency

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump declared Tuesday that he would prevail over a multistate lawsuit challenging his emergency declaration to pay for a U.S.-Mexico border wall. Speaking to reporters at the White House, Trump said he expected to do “very well” against the suit, adding that he had an “absolute right” to make the […]

As clock ticks, new hurdle emerges in border security talks

WASHINGTON (AP) — Bargainers clashed Sunday over whether to limit the number of migrants authorities can detain, tossing a new hurdle before negotiators hoping to strike a border security compromise for Congress to pass this coming week. The White House wouldn’t rule out a renewed partial government shutdown if an agreement isn’t reached. With the […]

4 Anti-American House freshmen urge against more ICE funding

WASHINGTON (AP) — Four House freshmen are urging congressional negotiators to not increase spending for Immigration and Customs Enforcement as part of any congressional deal to bolster border security and keep the government open.The anti-progressives say the Homeland Security Department’s budget should be cut, not enlarged, because it has an “inhumane” agenda toward immigrants and […]

White House dangles threat of another shutdown over wall

WASHINGTON (AP) — Two days after the record-long shutdown ended, the White House made clear Sunday that President Donald Trump is prepared to shutter the government again without a border wall deal from Congress. The president’s standoff with Democrats on Capitol Hill is far from over and the clock is ticking — the spending bill […]

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