As U.S. shutdown continues, Trump weighs declaring emergency

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By Richard Cowan

WASHINGTON, Jan 11 (Reuters) – President Donald Trump, facing the prospect within days of the longest U.S. government shutdown in history, was considering declaring a national emergency that would likely escalate a policy dispute with Democrats over his proposed U.S.-Mexico border wall into a court test of presidential power.

To escape a political trap of his own making, Trump suggested strongly on Thursday that he might declare an emergency so that he can bypass Congress to get funding for his wall, which was a...


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As U.S. shutdown continues, Trump weighs declaring emergency


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