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Weekly Trump report card: Emergency wall move divides the country – Washington Examiner

Sunday, February 17, 2019

This week’s White House Report Card has split our graders over President Trump’s actions in classic left-right fashion, just like the nation. Our graders, conservative analyst Jed Babbin and Democratic pollster John Zogby, gave starkly different reviews of Trump, whose week was highlighted by signing a rare emergency declaration to steer money not OK’d by Congress to his border wall project. Jed Babbin Grade A- It was a very good…

Former top FBI lawyer: 2 Trump cabinet officials were ‘ready to support’ 25th Amendment effort – Fox News

Sunday, February 17, 2019

Video Eric Shawn: Rosenstein, a ‘wire’ and the 25th Amendment Former top FBI lawyer James Baker, in closed-door testimony to Congress, detailed alleged discussions among senior officials at the Justice Department about invoking the 25th Amendment to remove President Trump from office, claiming he was told Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein said two Trump Cabinet officials were “ready to support” such an effort. The testimony was delivered last fall to…

Heather Nauert withdraws bid to be US envoy to UN – BBC News

Sunday, February 17, 2019

Media captionWho is Heather Nauert? US President Donald Trump’s pick to be America’s new UN ambassador, Heather Nauert, has withdrawn her nomination for the post. Ms Nauert, a former Fox News presenter, said in a statement on Saturday that the decision was made “in the best interest of my family”. “The past two months have been gruelling,” the statement, issued by the state department, said. Mr Trump had announced Ms…

Heather Nauert withdraws from consideration as UN ambassador – CNN

Saturday, February 16, 2019

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‘Finish that wall’: Trump seeks to turn his failure to build the wall into campaign rallying cry – The Washington Post

Saturday, February 16, 2019

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College intern on first day among Illinois factory shooting victims – Reuters

Saturday, February 16, 2019

CHICAGO (Reuters) – Trevor Wehner was working his first day as a human resources intern at Henry Pratt Company in Aurora, Illinois, when a worker who had just been fired killed him and four of his colleagues. Friday’s shooting rampage at the water distribution products factory and warehouse west of Chicago also killed the plant’s manager and its head of human resources. Police said the gunman later died in shootout…

Heather Nauert withdraws from consideration for UN ambassador nomination, State Department says – Fox News

Saturday, February 16, 2019

Video Some Dems opposing Nauert’s nomination for UN ambassador State Department spokeswoman Heather Nauert withdrew her name from consideration for the U.N. ambassador nomination, the department said Saturday. “I am grateful to President Trump and Secretary [Mike] Pompeo for the trust they placed in me for considering me for the position of U.S. ambassador to the United Nations,” Nauer said in the statement. “However, the past two months have been grueling…

Graham: I ‘support’ Trump emergency declaration – POLITICO

Saturday, February 16, 2019

Sen. Lindsey Graham said President Donald Trump’s decision to declare a national emergency at the southern border was legal and justified. | Alex Wong/Getty Images National Emergency By QUINT FORGEY 02/16/2019 07:47 PM EST Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-S.C.) on Saturday expressed support for President Donald Trump’s decision to declare a national emergency, and said Trump’s own admission that he “didn’t need to” invoke his emergency powers did not weaken the…

The Latest: Police: Aurora attacker took gun to firing – week.com

Saturday, February 16, 2019

AURORA, Ill. (AP) — The Latest on the mass shooting at a warehouse in Aurora, Illinois (all times local): 12:15 p.m. Authorities say the man who killed five co-workers at a suburban Chicago manufacturing warehouse brought his gun to a meeting in which he was going to be fired. Aurora police Chief Kristen Ziman said Saturday that because 45-year-old Gary Martin brought his gun to Friday’s meeting, it’s likely he…

Statement on Theodore McCarrick | News – ND Newswire

Saturday, February 16, 2019

The Vatican has announced the conclusion of the adjudicatory process against former Cardinal Theodore McCarrick, finding that he transgressed his vows, used his power to abuse both minors and adults and violated his sacred duty as a priest. In accord with University President Rev. John I. Jenkins’ statement of Aug. 2, 2018, the University of Notre Dame is rescinding the honorary degree conferred in 2008.

Texas border town fights construction of border wall, fearing it could displace homes – NBC News

Saturday, February 16, 2019

ROMA, Texas — This small border town is hitting a wall. This past week, the border security deal reached by Congress and signed by President Trump set aside $1.35 billion for fencing and barriers at the border. Apart from the national emergency Trump declared to secure additional billions for the border, the funding deal spelled out that a wall could not be built in Roma until there’s more input from…

Company releases statement following Aurora shooting – DeKalb Daily Chronicle

Saturday, February 16, 2019

Police released the names Saturday morning of the five employees killed in Friday’s shooting at the Henry Pratt building in Aurora. In addition to Wehner, they include: Clayton Parks of Elgin, the human resources manager Russell Beyer of Yorkville, a mold operator Vicente Juarez of Oswego, a stock room attendant and forklift operator Josh Pinkard also of Oswego, plant manager Another shooting victim, a male employee, was treated at a…

Trump emergency declaration faces fights in the courts – AOL

Saturday, February 16, 2019

WASHINGTON (AP) — Let the lawsuits begin. President Donald Trump declared a national emergency along the southern border and predicted his administration would end up defending it all the way to the Supreme Court. That might have been the only thing Trump said Friday that produced near-universal agreement. The American Civil Liberties Union announced its intention to sue less than an hour after the White House released the text of…

Email Address Given to Ocasio-Cortez Beau Sparks Heated Exchange – Bloomberg

Saturday, February 16, 2019

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California governor Gavin Newsom responds to Trump’s border emergency declaration – Sacramento Bee

Saturday, February 16, 2019

California Gov. Gavin Newsom announced on Friday his administration’s plans to sue President Donald Trump. Attorney General Xavier Becerra is reviewing the matter. Video by: Bryan Anderson READ MORE: https://www.sacbee.com/news/politics-… More from The Sacramento Bee:Twitter: https://twitter.com/sacbee_newsFacebook: https://www.facebook.com/sacramentobee/Website: https://www.sacbee.com/

National emergency declared by President Trump is facing legal challenges – CBS News

Saturday, February 16, 2019

When President Trump declared a national emergency along the southern border, he predicted his administration would end up defending it all the way to the Supreme Court.  That might have been the only thing Mr. Trump said Friday that produced near-universal agreement. The American Civil Liberties Union announced its intention to sue less than an hour after the White House released the text of Mr. Trump’s declaration, which said the…

Vatican Defrocks Former Cardinal McCarrick, Finds Him Guilty Of Sex Abuse – NPR

Saturday, February 16, 2019

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Beto O’Rourke: ‘I’d take the wall down’ – AOL

Saturday, February 16, 2019

Potential 2020 presidential hopeful Beto O’Rourke said if it were up to him, there would be no border wall in El Paso, Texas. O’Rourke, a Democratic former Texas congressman and candidate for Senate, responded in an interview with MSNBC’s Chris Hayes Thursday to a question tweeted by Rep. Dan Crenshaw (R-Texas), who asked whether O’Rourke would make the city’s border wall disappear if he could. “Absolutely,” O’Rourke said without hesitation. “I’d…

UPS driver hailed as hero during wild San Jose chase – KGO-TV

Saturday, February 16, 2019

The UPS driver caught in the middle of a wild chase in San Jose is being hailed as a hero by the police department. RELATED: Woman charged with attempted murder in San Jose standoff, hostage situation During a Friday afternoon update on the case, Chief Eddie Garcia heaped praise upon the driver who was carjacked Thursday by two suspects. Garcia was clearly impressed saying, “This guy is amazing. I really…