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Leahy on Gov’t Funding Bill: ‘We Rejected’ ‘Hate-Filled’ Trump Immigration Policies

During Friday’s Democratic Weekly Address, Senator Pat Leahy (D-VT) discussed the government funding deal struck by Congress, and said, “we rejected the toxic and hate-filled immigration policies of President Trump.” Transcript as Follows: “This week, Republicans and Democrats from both the House and the Senate came together. We ignored the distractions and the tweetstorms coming from the White House, and we reached an agreement to fund our government and make responsible investments in the American people. This is not the agreement anyone of us would have reached by ourselves. But…

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Donald Trump on National Emergency: ‘I Didn’t Need to Do This’

Speaking before reporters at the White House Rose Garden Friday, President Donald Trump said he does not need to declare a national emergency to obtain funding to build a U.S.-Mexico border wall. “The primary fight was on the wall,” the president began. “Everything else we have so much as I’ve said, I don’t know what to do with it, we have so much money. But, on the wall, they skimped.” “I was successful, in that sense, but I want to do it fast,” he continued. “I could do the wall over…

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Report: Mitch McConnell Told Trump No ‘Land Mines’ in Spending Bill, a ‘Win’ over Pelosi

Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) reportedly gave President Donald Trump false information about legislation to prevent a second partial government shutdown, claiming the bill possesses no “hidden provisions” or “landmines.” The Kentucky Republican also is said to have told the president that signing the bill into law would be a “win” over House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-CA), who has long opposed any funding for a U.S.-Mexico border wall, having called the proposal “immoral.” The New York Times reports: A balky president was concerned that signing the measure could impose restraints…

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