• Trump could end up taking money from Puerto Rico disaster funds to build his border wall

    10 days ago - By Chron

    Evan Vucci/AP
    President Donald Trump was reportedly briefed on a proposal that would divert $13.9 billion from civil works projects, including reconstruction efforts in Puerto Rico, to build a barrier on the US-Mexico border.
    The funds from the Army Corps of Engineers had not yet been distributed, but with a national emergency declaration, Trump would reportedly be able to tap into the funds and spend it on a border wall.
    The emergency plan would reportedly allow Trump to utilize the $2.4 billion and $2.5 billion set aside for civil projects ranging from flood prevention in California, to...
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  • Trump posed with Border Patrol. In the meantime, 2 agents are suing the government over the shutdown

    Trump posed with Border Patrol. In the meantime, 2 agents are suing the government over the shutdown

    10 days ago - By Business Insider

    President Donald Trump posed with Border Patrol agents during his Thursday visit to the US-Mexico border in Texas.
    On Wednesday, the National Treasury Employees Union, which represents employees ad federal agencies including Customs and Border Protection, filed a lawsuit against the Trump administration over the partial government shutdown.
    Two plaintiffs are Customs and Border Protection officers.
    "The FLSA guarantees, for employees falling within its coverage, the on-time payment of any minimum wage and overtime wages earned," the lawsuit claims. "If those wages are earned, but not paid...
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  • 'Dear Diary.': Trump mocks Jim Acosta's border wall video by retweeting him

    10 days ago - By Chron

    Kevin Lamarque/Reuters
    President Donald Trump took a jab at CNN White House correspondent Jim Acosta after Acosta posted a video of himself scrutinizing the president's characterization of a "crisis" at the US-Mexico border.
    Acosta, who was at McAllen, Texas, where Trump toured the border with Mexico on Thursday, said in his video that he did not "see anything resembling a national emergency situation."
    "Dear Diary...," Trump said in a tweet that replied to Acosta's video.
    President Donald Trump took a jab at CNN White House correspondent Jim Acosta after he posted a video of himself...
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