President Donald Trump declared a national emergency Friday to fulfill his pledge to construct a wall along the U.S.-Mexico border. AP reporter Mark Sherman explains the significance of the decision.
Congressional Democrats say they'll use "every tool" at their disposal to oppose President Donald Trump's emergency declaration. While many Republicans are falling in line behind Trump's decision, others remain opposed.
President Donald Trump says many other presidents have declared national emergencies. But the presidents he has cited did not use emergency powers to pay for projects that Congress wouldn't support.
In a comment that could be used to challenge his national emergency declaration on building border wall, President Donald Trump told reporters, "I didn't need to do this, but I'd rather do it much faster."
President Donald Trump says he expects legal challenges to his decision to declare a national emergency to erect barriers between the U.S. and Mexico but says he'll be vindicated.
President Donald Trump says he'll declare a national emergency so he can build a southern border wall. He plans to use his executive authority to tap other sources of funding to get a total of $8 billion to build the wall.
Congress lopsidedly approved a border security compromise Thursday that would avert a second painful government shutdown. Money in the bill for border barriers, about $1.4 billion, is far below the $5.7 billion Trump insisted he needed.
After a bipartisan vote on border security legislation, senators appeared split over President Donald Trump's plan to declare a national emergency, allowing him to build more of his border wall.
House Speaker Nancy Pelosi says if President Donald Trump declares a national emergency at the border he's making an "end run around Congress."
Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell says President Donald Trump has indicated he's prepared to sign the government funding bill to avert another government shutdown and issue a national emergency on the border at the same time.
Longtime Rep. John Dingell was remembered Thursday as "one of the greats" as lawmakers and former colleagues hailed his record-breaking service in the House.
Republican Sen. Chuck Grassley says he's praying that President Trump will sign the border security deal into law to prevent a government shutdown. Sen. Lindsey Graham seemed to have more faith than that, saying Trump is "inclined to sign it."