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Melanie Arter[field_author_ap] December 12, 2018 | 15:28 PM EST
CBP Commissioner Kevin McAleenan told the Senate Judiciary Committee on Tuesday that the U.S. Customs and Border Patrol’s policy “does not authorize” the tear gassing of young children and that that did not happen, despite attempts by Sen. Dianne Feinstein (D-Calif.) to assert otherwise.
Melanie Arter[field_author_ap] December 12, 2018 | 14:53 PM EST
Senate Judiciary Committee Chairman Charles Grassley (R-Iowa) said Tuesday that U.S. Customs and Border Patrol agents used tear gas 126 times against illegal aliens since 2012, including 79 times between 2012 and 2016 under President Obama.
CNSNews.com Staff[field_author_ap] December 12, 2018 | 11:58 AM EST
House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi accepts a rainbow bracelet from a child at the "Take Our Daughters and Sons to Work Day" at the Capitol, April 26, 2018. (Getty Images/Alex Edelman)
Susan Jones[field_author_ap] December 12, 2018 | 10:20 AM EST
Nadler called such claims "illegitimate" and a "fantasy dreamed up by some conservatives."
Susan Jones[field_author_ap] December 12, 2018 | 09:06 AM EST
Sen. John Kennedy, a Louisiana Republican, said he doesn't think Tuesday's contentious meeting at the White House was a "spectacle," he doesn’t think President Trump was bluffing, and he expects the government to partially shut down on Dec. 21.
Susan Jones[field_author_ap] December 12, 2018 | 08:33 AM EST
"Republicans think the president is doing exactly what he said, and that's what we should be focused on," Rep. Jim Jordan (R-Ohio) told Fox News's Tucker Carlson Tuesday night.
Susan Jones[field_author_ap] December 12, 2018 | 07:05 AM EST
Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.), speaking to reporters after President Trump's contentious meeting with Democrat leaders, said he hopes to avoid a government shutdown over President Trump's border wall.
Susan Jones[field_author_ap] December 12, 2018 | 05:59 AM EST
The remarks came as President Trump repeatedly insisted that a border wall means border security.
Michael W. Chapman[field_author_ap] December 11, 2018 | 17:31 PM EST
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Melanie Arter[field_author_ap] December 11, 2018 | 15:13 PM EST
President Donald Trump on Tuesday threatened to shut down the federal government if he doesn’t get border security during a White House meeting with incoming House Speaker-Designate Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) and Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-N.Y.).
Melanie Arter[field_author_ap] December 11, 2018 | 12:54 PM EST
Customs and Border Protection (CBP) Commissioner Kevin McAleenan said Tuesday that at the rate that illegal immigrant family units have entered the U.S. in the last 30 days, they will more than double last year’s record number of family units.
Susan Jones[field_author_ap] December 11, 2018 | 09:17 AM EST
"One of the first documents that I want to make outreach to get is the phone records that would indicate whether the president was in the know about the Trump tower meeting with the Russians in advance," Schiff said.
Susan Jones[field_author_ap] December 11, 2018 | 08:12 AM EST
Trump tweets: "Our Southern Border is now Secure and will remain that way."
Melanie Arter[field_author_ap] December 10, 2018 | 20:25 PM EST
Sen. Rand Paul (R-Ky.) said his overall complaint about special prosecutors like Robert Mueller is “they find a person, and they look for a crime.”
Melanie Arter[field_author_ap] December 10, 2018 | 14:59 PM EST
Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-S.C.) said Sunday that President Donald Trump needs to “dig in” on getting the entire $5 billion for border wall funding and tie that to the legalization of DACA (Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals) recipients.
Melanie Arter[field_author_ap] December 10, 2018 | 11:58 AM EST
Sen. Rand Paul (R-Ky.) expressed concern Sunday with President Donald Trump’s pick to head the DOJ – William Barr, because the former attorney general for President George H.W. Bush is “a big supporter of the Patriot Act, which lowered the standard for spying on Americans.”
Melanie Arter[field_author_ap] December 10, 2018 | 10:58 AM EST
When asked whether White House Chief of Staff John Kelly resigned or was forced out, White House economic adviser Larry Kudlow told “Fox News Sunday” that he doesn’t think Kelly was forced out.
Susan Jones[field_author_ap] December 10, 2018 | 07:05 AM EST
"I'm a conservative when it comes to impeachment. I think it's a last resort and only when the evidence is clear of a really substantial legal violation."