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February 21, 2019

Roseanne Barr Calls Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez A 'B—h,' Slams Democratic Party In Profanity-Laced YouTube Video

Comedienne Roseanne Barr took to YouTube on Wednesday in a video that minced no words as she discussed Democrats, socialism, and freshman Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez.
February 21, 2019

Shanahan says he hasn’t decided quantity for border wall

WASHINGTON (AP) — The acting secretary of defense said Saturday he has not yet determined how much money he will redirect to President Donald Trump’s border wall project.
February 21, 2019

Court submitting: Manafort faces greater than 19 years in jail

WASHINGTON (AP) — Paul Manafort, the one-time chairman of Donald Trump’s presidential campaign, could spend more than 19 years in prison on tax and bank fraud charges, prosecutors said Friday.
February 21, 2019

IG report: Ex-housing company director Watt misused place

WASHINGTON (AP) — Mel Watt, the former director of the Federal Housing Finance Agency, misused his position when he attempted to coerce a female employee of the agency to engage in a personal relationship with him, according to a report from the agency’s inspector general.
February 21, 2019

Trump declaration faces unsure destiny in coming court docket combat

WASHINGTON (AP) — Let the lawsuits begin.President Donald Trump declared a national emergency along the southern border Friday and predicted his administration would end up defending it all the way to the Supreme Court.
February 21, 2019

AP FACT CHECK: Trump declares emergency with defective claims

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump on Friday declared a national emergency at the southern border while acknowledging that rapid construction of a wall is not a necessity, but rather his preference. In justifying the extraordinary step, he brushed aside his administration’s conclusions that drugs come into the country primarily at official points of entry, not over remote territory that a barrier could seal off.
February 21, 2019

AP Explains: Can Trump declare emergency to construct his wall?

WASHINGTON (AP) — The White House says President Donald Trump will declare a national emergency and take other executive action to allow construction of the president’s long-promised southern border wall, after bipartisan congressional negotiations provided less than a quarter of the $5.7 billion Trump wanted to start building more than 200 miles of wall.
February 21, 2019

On immigration, Mideast and extra, Kushner retains pushing

WASHINGTON (AP) — The ink wasn’t dry on a border security compromise before Jared Kushner had moved on to another enormous challenge.
February 21, 2019

Average tax refunds fall, creating political flashpoint

WASHINGTON (AP) — The average tax refund and the total amount of refunds issued declined for the second straight week, potentially intensifying a political flashpoint seized by Democrats as proof that the Republican-written tax law hurts the middle class.
February 21, 2019

Sen. Bernie Sanders says he’s working for president in 2020

WASHINGTON (AP) — Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders, whose insurgent 2016 presidential campaign reshaped Democratic politics, announced Tuesday that he is running for president in 2020.