US border official shows Trump tunnels under wall

President Donald Trump said he is nearing a decision to declare a national emergency on the southern border, which he visited in person Thursday despite earlier reservations about taking the trip. Trump learned, from a Border Patrol agent herself, how people are already getting around the border wall.

Isolation greets Maduro’s new term as Venezuela’s president

President Nicolas Maduro celebrated the start to a second term as Venezuela’s leader Thursday, but his world got smaller as countries seized upon the inauguration to cut back diplomatic ties, reject his legitimacy and label him a dictator. Once among Latin America’s wealthiest countries, Venezuela is enduring a historic crisis following two decades of socialist […]

Friday Payday without pay. US Federal workers demand end to gov. shutdown

Payday will come Friday without any checks for about 800,000 federal employees affected by the government shutdown, forcing workers to scale back spending, cancel trips, apply for unemployment benefits and take out loans to stay afloat. IRS employee Krystle Kirkpatrick and her family, including her two children, ages 6 and 12, aren’t eating out, buying […]

Trump storms out of a White House meeting after Pelosi said “no wall”

President Donald Trump abruptly walked out of a closed-door meeting with congressional leaders Wednesday in the White House Situation Room after Speaker Nancy Pelosi, D-Calif., said she wouldn’t fund his border wall even if he ended the government shutdown. “She said ‘No,’” Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer, D-N.Y., said, adding that Trump slammed the table. […]

Brexit: Second defeat for Theresa May in 24 hours

Rebel Conservative MPs have joined forces with Labour to inflict a fresh blow on Theresa May’s government in a Commons Brexit vote. It means the government will have to come up with revised plans within three days if Mrs May’s EU withdrawal deal is rejected by MPs next week. It could also open the door […]

ISIS counterattack in East Syria leaves 32 dead

Extremists defending their last bastion in eastern Syria used the cover of bad weather to launch a deadly counterattack against a Kurdish-led force, a war monitor said Tuesday. The ISIS terrorist group was unable to hold on to the positions they attacked but the assault killed 23 members of the US-backed Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) […]

Trump cannot declare a national emergency and build the wall: Judge Napolitano

Judge Andrew Napolitano said Monday that President Trump cannot declare a national emergency and build a wall on the U.S.-Mexico border. Napolitano said in times of emergency the president cannot spend money unless Congress has authorized it. MARIA BARTIROMO, FOX BUSINESS: The president said he’s threatening he will declare a national emergency to build that […]

Bolton contradicts Trump says no withdrawal from Syria until ISIS destroyed, Kurds safe

By Karen DeYoung and Karoun Demirjian White House national security adviser John Bolton on Sunday outlined conditions for a U.S. troop departure from Syria that appeared to contradict President Trump’s insistence less than a month ago that the withdrawal would be immediate and without conditions. Speaking during a visit to Israel, Bolton said that certain “objectives” […]

Youngest woman ever elected Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez says Trump is a racist

In a 60 Minutes interview that touched on a number of subjects, Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez said there’s “no question” President Trump is racist. The comment came after correspondent Anderson Cooper asked Ocasio-Cortez, “Do you believe President Trump is a racist?” “Yeah. Yeah. No question,” Ocasio-Cortez replied. The rookie congresswoman cited the president’s rhetoric as proof. […]

Millions face food stamps cuts as US government shutdown continues with no end in sight

The partial US  government shutdown glided into its third week Saturday with no end in sight. If the government is not reopened before February, millions of Americans who receive benefits from the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) — the nation’s food stamp program — could have their assistance disrupted. The U.S. Department of Agriculture, which oversees […]