Trump to declare national emergency to fund Mexico border wall

By Helene Fung The White House confirmed that US President Donald Trump intends to declare a national emergency, so that he can bypass Congress with emergency powers to access funds to build a border wall with Mexico. House of Representatives Speaker Nancy Pelosi denounced the move, and has not ruled out a legal challenge to…

Stopgap bill ends second US Government shutdown this year

A stopgap funding bill was passed by the US House of Representatives and Senate, and signed into law by President Donald Trump in order to end the second government shutdown this year. Despite holding a majority in the House, the Republicans were unable to pass the bill due to 67 dissenting Republicans, including Rand Paul,…