President Trump Was Right to Veto Resolution Blocking His National Emergency Declaration
“President Trump’s veto Friday of a resolution blocking his declaration of a national emergency on the U.S.-Mexico border showed that he understands he wasn’t elected to appease career politicians in the Senate. He was elected, in part, to secure the southern border and protect American lives,” former Arizona Gov. Jan Brewer writes.
“When it comes to protecting the American people, Trump has made clear that there can be no compromise . . . This action is fully within his constitutional powers.”
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“U.S. employers posted nearly 7.6 million open jobs in January, near a record high set in November,” Christopher Rugaber reports for The Associated Press. “The tally of available jobs now outnumbers the unemployed by roughly 1 million. Openings began to outpace the unemployed last spring, for the first time in the 18 years the data has been tracked.”
“Criminal organizations in Mexico have mounted a lucrative new smuggling operation that uses express buses to deliver Guatemalan migrant families to the U.S. border in a matter of days, making the journey faster, easier and safer,” Nick Miroff writes in The Washington Post. Missing from The Washington Post’s story is that President Trump wants to close the loopholes powering this “conveyor belt,” while Congressional Democrats want to keep them.
“U.S. consumer sentiment rose by more than expected as optimism picked up for incomes and the economy, suggesting support for growth in coming months,” Carlyann Edwards reports for Bloomberg. “The University of Michigan’s preliminary March sentiment index advanced to 97.8, the highest this year.”
“The White House is urging Congress to set new limits on student loan borrowing by graduate students and parents, as part of a larger package spelling out the Trump administration’s priorities for higher education legislation,” Emily Wilkins reports for Bloomberg Government. “We need to modernize our higher education system to make it more affordable, flexible, and outcomes oriented so all Americans, young and old, can learn the skills they need to secure and retain good paying jobs,” Advisor to the President Ivanka Trump said in statement.
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