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DHS has requested Pentagon assistance to build 270 miles of border wall

DHS has requested Pentagon assistance to build 270 miles of border wall

The Pentagon received a Department of Homeland Security request Wednesday to build and pay for hundreds of additional miles of border wall on the southwest border, according to the Department of Defense. The request is for roughly 270 miles of border barrier and other infrastructure to be built in areas that are considered drug corridors,…MORE

8 senators to watch in the impeachment trial

8 senators to watch in the impeachment trial

On Thursday, it became official: The Senate impeachment trial into President Donald Trump is underway. While the ultimate outcome seems predetermined — it’s very hard to see 67 senators voting for Trump’s removal — that doesn’t mean the way we get from here to there doesn’t matter and won’t be potentially politically consequential. While 67…MORE

Saudi Arabia has paid $500M toward the cost of US troops in country

Saudi Arabia has paid $500M toward the cost of US troops in country

Saudi Arabia has paid the US approximately $500 million to begin to cover the cost of US troops operating in the country, according to a US official. The payment was made in December last year. President Donald Trump asserted last week in an interview with Fox News that Saudi Arabia had “already deposited $1 billion…MORE

States sue USDA over new food stamps work requirement

States sue USDA over new food stamps work requirement

The District of Columbia and New York state filed a lawsuit along with 13 other states and New York City against the US Department of Agriculture on Thursday challenging new Trump administration regulations that will require more food stamp recipients to work in order to receive benefits. The move is a key part of the…MORE

Trump administration updates public school prayer guidance on National Religious Freedom Day

Trump administration updates public school prayer guidance on National Religious Freedom Day

The Trump administration on Thursday announced it is updating federal guidance for prayer in public schools and other initiatives aimed at protecting religious freedom, which administration officials said are aimed at reducing discrimination against people and groups of faith. The changes, announced on National Religious Freedom Day, include proposing new rules from nine federal agencies…MORE

Trump continues to insist he doesn’t know Giuliani associate Parnas

Trump continues to insist he doesn’t know Giuliani associate Parnas

President Donald Trump continues to insist he doesn’t know Lev Parnas, an associate of Trump’s personal attorney who now says the President was aware of efforts to surface dirt on political rivals. Speaking in the Oval Office, Trump said he didn’t know anything about Parnas, with whom he’s posed in photographs. “I don’t know him…MORE

Nunes now says he talked to key Ukraine figure, after suggesting he hadn’t

Nunes now says he talked to key Ukraine figure, after suggesting he hadn’t

The top Republican on the House Intelligence Committee admitted Wednesday to speaking on the phone with a key figure in the Ukraine scandal after previously saying such a conversation would have been “very unlikely.” The new revelation by California Rep. Devin Nunes comes after Democrats raised questions about his impartiality on investigating the Ukraine matter…MORE