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.
We follow novelists across hundreds of thousands of words, but the final line can ultimately make or break a book. Will parting be sweet sorrow or a thudding disappointment? These are the last lines that have stuck with our critic.
The bombing last week that killed 40 paramilitary officers — the deadliest attack in decades in the strife-torn Himalayan region — could mark a turning point in Kashmir, where an insurgency against Indian rule has waxed and waned since 1989.
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 obsession with Hillary Clinton’s voice (shrill), her laugh (witch-like), her purported lack of stamina — combined with the constant analysis of how voters simply couldn’t warm up to her — is still all too fresh. Early coverage of Sens. Kamala Harris (D-Calif.) and Kirsten Gillibrand (D-N.Y.) show that the sins of 2016 live on.
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.