The emergency declaration followed months of intense internal deliberations between the White House Counsel’s Office, Justice Department, Office of Management and Budget, lawmakers and the president.
It’s unclear whether the most vocal critics of the move will risk the ire of the president’s base by standing up against it.
Funding for the border wall represents a clash between presidential authority and Congress’s power of the purse.
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The former archbishop of Washington is the most senior church official in modern times to lose his priestly rights.
It was only a matter of time before right-wing trolls went after Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez’s love life.
The last Dollar General store to open before a moratorium took effect in Tulsa. (Shane Bevel for The Post)
The last Dollar General store to open before a moratorium took effect in Tulsa. (Shane Bevel for The Post)
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Today’s emotional rhetoric has parallels to another politically volatile period in the early 1990s.
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Local officials say they are pressed to maintain secrecy to lure powerful tech companies that wish to avoid controversies and keep details about their operations under wraps.
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