Will Trump declare a national emergency?

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You dodged the question and just threw out a Straw Man before running.

Why haven't Trump and the Republicans offered legislation to make it illegal to hire or harbor illegals? They've had two years to do it but have squandered opportunities. Now they've handed the House to the Democrats. At this rate they'll be handing the WH and Senate to the Democrats in less than 2 years.
It already is illegal. Title 8 USC.
 
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Sheesh. I was making a Kansas JOKE. You and @kmiller1610 need to grow a SENSE OF HUMOR. It will help you in your journey through life, trust me.

I live in Colorado, so I'm not exactly a "snooty coastal liberal". Truth is, we make jokes about ALL the surrounding states.

Nebraska. You know those giant red N letters on the helmets of the University of Nebraska football players? That stands for Nowledge.

Wyoming. Well. Wyoming is where men are men, and sheep are nervous. If you know what I mean.

Utah. Utah is home to the most devout people in America, and where people spend more time surfing the Internet for porn than any other state. Actually, that's not a joke, that's a fact.

Here's another thing about Kansas. Back when they first started colorizing those old black and white movies, someone said they could colorize the first 20 minutes or so of the classic movie 'The Wizard of Oz', the part where Dorothy is in Kansas. If you remember, as soon as she gets to Oz, everything is in vivid color. Others vehemently objected to the idea of doing this, saying it would ruin the movie, missing the whole point of the sudden transition from Kansas to Oz, you see. One of them said, "Instead of colorizing the first 20 minutes of 'The Wizard of Oz', maybe you should think about a large-scale project to colorize Kansas."

So there.
Someone wound up a little too tight today? A Hot Toddy or six may help you unwind.
I'd join you but I'm on duty for the next few days.
 
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He probably will and then get smacked down. Its all a show. Trump's ego is getting hammered and he cannot take it. As Hillary said "he does not have the temperament". I personally am having a ball watching him implode. It's like watching a family at the grocery store deal with a kid screaming for candy. As you get older, you understand that the kid is just a kid and the kid will forget the candy in a while so let the kid scream, just get out of the store as fast as possible.
 
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Someone wound up a little too tight today? A Hot Toddy or six may help you unwind.
I'd join you but I'm on duty for the next few days.
Heh, you (and kmiller1610) were the fellows who seemed to have your 'Sense of Humor' switch in the OFF position. I'd advise ya to put in the ON position, and just leave it there.

Especially when you're browsing around here on Political Hotwire.
 
Jan 2016
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He probably will and then get smacked down. Its all a show. Trump's ego is getting hammered and he cannot take it. As Hillary said "he does not have the temperament". I personally am having a ball watching him implode. It's like watching a family at the grocery store deal with a kid screaming for candy. As you get older, you understand that the kid is just a kid and the kid will forget the candy in a while so let the kid scream, just get out of the store as fast as possible.
Welcome to The Temper Tantrum Presidency of Donald Trump.

Seriously. That's exactly how some future historians might write it up.
 

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From NPR, the journalism we helped to pay for ......

Yes, The President Can Declare A 'National Emergency' To Build A Wall

Some scholars of presidential emergency powers say there is next to nothing, at least procedurally, that Capitol Hill could do to stop Trump from exercising what lawmakers of all stripes agree is his right to declare a national emergency.

"Congress chose not to put any substantial — or really any — barriers on the president's ability to declare a national emergency," says Elizabeth Goitein, co-director of the Brennan Center for Justice's Liberty and National Security Program.

"So if he can really just sign his name to a piece of paper, whether it is a real emergency or not," she adds, "that creates a state of emergency that gives him access to these special powers that are contained in more than 100 different provisions of law that Congress has passed over the years."
Funny, but most of my conservative friends hate NPR, but whenever there is some serious news to be examined, they do the legwork and quote the experts.
 
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