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UPDATED: Wed., July 3, 2019, 10:10 p.m.

Appeals court: Trump can’t use Pentagon cash for border wall

An appeals court has upheld a freeze on Pentagon money to build a border wall with Mexico, casting doubt on President Donald Trump’s ability to make good on a signature …

UPDATED: Sun., June 30, 2019, 12:16 a.m.

Judge bars Trump from using $2.5B to build border wall

A federal judge has prohibited President Donald Trump from using $2.5 billion in military funding to build high-priority sections of his prized border wall in California, Arizona and New Mexico.

Judge blocks Trump from building sections of border wall

A federal judge has blocked President Donald Trump from building key sections of his border wall with money secured under his declaration of a national emergency, delivering what may prove …

Federal judge blocks Trump from building wall with money secured under national emergency declaration

A federal judge on Friday blocked President Donald Trump from building sections of his long-sought border wall with money secured under his declaration of a national emergency.

UPDATED: Tue., May 14, 2019, 2:37 p.m.

Democrats may fund parts of Trump’s $4.5B border request

Congressional Democrats are signaling a willingness to include major elements of President Donald Trump’s $4.5 billion request for humanitarian and security needs on the U.S.-Mexico border in an unrelated, widely …

Pentagon will shift an additional $1.5 billion to help fund Trump’s border wall

The Defense Department will reprogram an additional $1.5 billion originally designated for other U.S. military projects to help fund President Donald Trump’s border wall, acting defense secretary Patrick Shanahan said …

UPDATED: Fri., May 10, 2019, 9:59 p.m.

Pentagon shifting $1.5 billion to border wall construction

The Pentagon is shifting $1.5 billion in funds originally targeted for support of the Afghan security forces and other projects to help pay for construction of 80 miles of wall …

UPDATED: Wed., May 1, 2019, 3:43 p.m.

White House wants $4.5 billion in emergency border funding

The Trump administration on Wednesday asked Congress for an additional $4.5 billion in emergency funds for the U.S.-Mexico border as the administration contends with a surge of Central American migrant …

Defense funds being used for Arizona, New Mexico border wall

The U.S. government is moving forward with plans to use military funds to build border barriers in Arizona and New Mexico.

Marc A. Thiessen: Yes, America needs walls. But the country is not ‘full.’

Our country is not full. Not by a long shot. The opposite is true. We need more immigrants, lots of them.

UPDATED: Fri., April 5, 2019, 8:55 p.m.

A look at the state of the wall on the U.S.-Mexico border

The White House has touted a two-mile stretch of fencing President Donald Trump visited Friday as the first section of his proposed border wall to be built.

Pentagon lists possible project cuts to pay for wall

Acting defense secretary Patrick Shanahan identified all of the projects that could possibly be affected by President Donald Trump’s decision to use emergency authorities to take up to $3.6 billion …

Senate rejection of Trump border emergency no longer certain

House Speaker Nancy Pelosi is trying to make it harder for Republicans to avoid an embarrassing Senate rebuff of President Donald Trump’s effort to steer billions of extra federal dollars …

Senate rejection of Trump border emergency no longer certain

The White House and Republican senators sought compromise Tuesday on limiting presidents’ powers to unilaterally declare national emergencies, as chances improved that President Donald Trump might avoid a long-expected rejection …

UPDATED: Mon., March 11, 2019, 9:51 a.m.

Trump’s record $4.7 trillion budget relies on strong growth

President Donald Trump is reviving his border wall fight, preparing a new budget that will seek $8.6 billion for his signature project, impose steep spending cuts to other domestic programs …

Rand Paul says he will vote for measure blocking Trump’s emergency declaration, paving way for passage

Sen. Rand Paul is throwing his support behind a resolution that would block President Donald Trump’s declaration of a national emergency to build his long-promised U.S.-Mexico border wall, defying a …

Amid clouds of dust, border wall prototypes are demolished

A jackhammer reduced prototypes of President Donald Trump’s prized border wall into piles of rubble Wednesday, a quick ending to an experiment that turned into a spectacle at times.

UPDATED: Wed., Feb. 27, 2019, 9:30 p.m.

Shawn Vestal: Cathy McMorris Rodgers cast principled vote in opposing Trump’s emergency declaration

She’s not in leadership anymore, but Cathy McMorris Rodgers just put on a one-vote exhibition in how to lead. By example. By doing the hard thing, rather than merely saying …

Cynthia M. Allen: Our bumper sticker border wall debate

Whether they are on the left or the right of the border wall debate, most politicians are either unable or unwilling to confront the nuance involved in crafting and explaining …

UPDATED: Fri., Feb. 22, 2019, 6:35 p.m.

Trump vows veto as Democrats try to block emergency order

President Donald Trump faces another showdown with Congress next week over his proposed border wall.

Rep. Cathy McMorris Rodgers talks immigration and addresses concerns that sheriffs won’t enforce gun initiative

Republican Congresswoman Cathy McMorris Rodgers stuck to her positions on immigration, the border wall and President Donald Trump’s declaration of a national emergency during a Medical Lake town hall, saying …

Marc A. Thiessen: Trump shouldn’t be forcing Republicans to choose fidelity to him or to the Constitution

If the goal is to build a border wall, then President Trump has made the wrong decision at every turn. In early 2018, Trump had the opportunity to secure $25 …

UPDATED: Wed., Feb. 20, 2019, 12:10 p.m.

Border wall, bullet train: California vs. Trump escalates

Disputes over President Donald Trump’s border wall and California’s bullet train are intensifying the feud between the White House and the nation’s most populous state.

UPDATED: Wed., Feb. 20, 2019, 11:55 a.m.

Trump criticizes California over lawsuit against border wall

President Donald Trump is criticizing California’s lead role in a multistate lawsuit challenging his emergency declaration to pay for a U.S.-Mexico border wall.

UPDATED: Wed., Feb. 20, 2019, noon

Secure border is ‘better for the middle school kids’ than new school, Lindsey Graham says

A secure border is ‘better for the middle school kids’ than the new school whose funding is being appropriated for President Trump’s border wall, says Sen. Lindsey Graham, R-S.C.

UPDATED: Wed., Feb. 20, 2019, 12:15 p.m.

Washington could sue over Trump’s national emergency order

Washington is preparing to sue the federal government over President Donald Trump’s declaration of a national emergency to expand the border wall if any state funding is cut, Gov. Jay …

UPDATED: Wed., Feb. 20, 2019, 12:08 p.m.

Protests slam Trump’s emergency declaration for border wall

Protesters converged in cities around the country Monday to decry President Donald Trump’s declaration of a national emergency to fund his planned U.S.-Mexico border wall.

UPDATED: Wed., Feb. 20, 2019, noon

Aide says Trump will veto disapproval of declaration

WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. – President Donald Trump is prepared to issue the first veto of his term if Congress votes to disapprove his declaration of a national emergency along …

Geraldo Cadava: How the border wall divided the GOP

The Republican divide over the national emergency should come as no surprise. When it comes to a border wall, Republicans have been feuding for more than a quarter-century.

UPDATED: Fri., Feb. 15, 2019, 7:16 a.m.

McMorris Rodgers, Murray oppose Trump’s emergency declaration

When Majority Leader Mitch McConnell announced Thursday that it was likely that President Donald Trump would declare a national emergency at the southern border, Washington legislators Rep. Cathy McMorris Rodger …