• What Exactly Is a National Emergency? Here's What Trump Is Mulling

    5 monthes ago - By Fortune

    U.S. President Donald Trump says he “absolutely" has the authority to declare a national emergency as a way of achieving his promise to build a wall along the border with Mexico. That's one way he could try to end the budget standoff that has led to a lengthy government shutdown without abandoning a project he made the centerpiece of his campaign. Opposition Democrats, who have refused to authorize the billions needed for the wall, say he's wrong.
    1. What exactly is a national emergency?
    It's a declaration by the president that gives him special, temporary power to deal with a crisis. In...
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