Some Republicans caution that allowing an emergency declaration would set a precedent for future Democratic presidents to do the same for other issues. “That is not a tool that the president needs in order to solve this problem,” said Rep. Will Hurd (R-Tex.), whose district includes more than 800 miles of the U.S.-Mexico border.
The president and his political team plan to make his quest for a border wall a focus of his reelection effort. Though he has yet to build an inch of the concrete or steel wall he promised, he and and his campaign have begun relying on a rhetorical sleight of hand: speaking the wall into existence.
Members of Parliament said the social media giant “violated both data privacy and anti-competition laws” in Britain and stressed that the British government should open investigations into the firm’s business practices.
Though Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman has lost his luster in the West, fighter jets escorted his plane through Pakistani airspace, a 21-gun salute greeted him upon landing and banners welcomed him to his “second home.”
The Kinneys married in Washington, D.C., in 1874. Then, they were arrested back home in Virginia for violating the state’s laws. They fought the ruling in higher and higher courts, but never won the right to stay married in their home state.