Separation of powers

In this March 6, 2019, photo, Sen. Thom Tillis, R-N.C., questions U.S. Customs and Border Protection Commissioner Kevin McAleenan during a hearing of the Senate Judiciary Committee on oversight of Customs and Border Protection's response to the smuggling of persons at the southern border in Washington. Republicans from the White House to Congress to North Carolina are watching whether Tillis stands with Trump. (AP Photo/Alex Brandon)
March 14, 2019 - 12:14 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — The White House is watching him. Republicans in Washington and battleground North Carolina are taking note. And Sen. Thom Tillis is again in the tense middle of a test of how closely he'll stand with President Donald Trump. "Just another day at the office," Tillis, R-N.C., told...
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Rep. Joaquin Castro, D-Texas, accompanied by other member of Congress, speaks about a resolution to block President Donald Trump's emergency border security declaration on Capitol Hill, Monday, Feb. 25, 2019 in Washington. House Democrats have introduced a resolution to block the national emergency declaration that President Donald Trump issued last week to fund his long-sought wall along the U.S-Mexico border, setting up a fight that could result in Trump's first-ever veto. (AP Photo/Alex Brandon)
March 01, 2019 - 10:57 am
AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — Democratic Rep. Joaquin Castro of Texas confirmed Friday that he will "seriously consider" running for U.S. Senate against Republican incumbent John Cornyn, raising the remarkable possibility of charging into one of 2020's biggest races at the same time his twin brother is...
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President Donald Trump speaks to service members at Joint Base Elmendorf-Richardson, Thursday, Feb. 28, 2019, in Anchorage, Alaska., during a refueling stop as he returns from Hanoi. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci)
February 28, 2019 - 5:31 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — Senate opponents of President Donald Trump's declaration of a national emergency at the Mexican border moved within a hair Thursday of having enough votes to prevail, and one Republican suggested he could face a rejection by the GOP-led chamber if he doesn't change course. Trump's...
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Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, R-Ky., speaks to reporters after a closed-door GOP meeting with Vice President Mike Pence, on Capitol Hill in Washington, Tuesday, Feb. 26, 2019. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)
February 27, 2019 - 1:27 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on President Donald Trump and his national emergency declaration(all times local): 6:30 p.m. The House has voted to block President Donald Trump's emergency declaration, a measure intended get him billions of extra dollars to build his border wall. Democrats pushed the...
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President Donald Trump gestures as visiting Austrian Chancellor Sebastian Kurz leaves the White House in Washington following their meeting, Wednesday, Feb. 20, 2019. (AP Photo/Manuel Balce Ceneta)
February 21, 2019 - 4:28 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — House Democrats will file a resolution Friday aimed at blocking the national emergency declaration that President Donald Trump has issued to help finance his wall along the Southwest border, teeing up a clash over billions of dollars, immigration policy and the Constitution's...
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President Donald Trump gestures as visiting Austrian Chancellor Sebastian Kurz leaves the White House in Washington following their meeting, Wednesday, Feb. 20, 2019. (AP Photo/Manuel Balce Ceneta)
February 20, 2019 - 9:08 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — House Democrats will file a resolution Friday aimed at blocking the national emergency declaration that President Donald Trump has issued to help finance his wall along the Southwest border, teeing up a clash over billions of dollars, immigration policy and the Constitution's...
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President Donald Trump speaks during an event in the Rose Garden at the White House to declare a national emergency in order to build a wall along the southern border, Friday, Feb. 15, 2019, in Washington. (AP Photo/ Evan Vucci)
February 15, 2019 - 9:43 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump's declaration of a national emergency to build his long-promised border wall ends one political problem for the White House and its allies on Capitol Hill, but launches another. Republicans are deeply torn over Trump's decision to invoke executive power...
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President Donald Trump and first lady Melania Trump walk toward Air Force One at Andrews Air Force Base, Md., Friday, Feb. 15, 2019, to travel to Palm Beach, Fla. (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik)
February 15, 2019 - 5:01 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on President Donald Trump and border security (all times local): 4:50 p.m. House Judiciary Committee Chairman Jerrold Nadler is calling for a hearing "in the coming days" on President Donald Trump's declaration of a national emergency. In a letter to Trump Friday,...
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FILE - In this Jan. 7, 2019 file photo, Wisconsin Attorney General Josh Kaul speaks during his address at the inauguration of Gov. Tony Evers, right, at the state Capitol in Madison, Wis. A coalition of labor unions and a Democratic lawmaker filed another lawsuit Monday, Feb. 4, 2019, challenging measures Wisconsin Republicans approved in a lame-duck session, alleging in part that the new laws illegally weaken the governor and attorney general while placing an "incalculable" financial burden on taxpayers. (AP Photo/Andy Manis, File)
February 04, 2019 - 4:04 pm
MADISON, Wis. (AP) — A coalition of labor unions and a Democratic lawmaker filed another lawsuit Monday challenging last-minute measures Wisconsin Republicans approved last year to weaken the incoming Democratic governor and attorney general, arguing the new laws are illegal and place an "...
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President Donald Trump attends a roundtable discussion on border security with local leaders, Friday Jan. 11, 2019, in the Cabinet Room of the White House in Washington. (AP Photo/Jacquelyn Martin)
January 12, 2019 - 4:46 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama stunned Republicans when he bypassed Congress and, relying on what he called his pen and his phone, used executive powers to enact his agenda, including protecting millions of young immigrants from deportation. Now, with President Donald Trump proposing an...
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