White House counselor Kellyanne Conway clashes with CNN reporter Jim Acosta as she touts President Donald Trump's right to do what is necessary to keep the country safe, hours before his first Oval Office speech to the nation. JIM ACOSTA, CNN: Can you promise that the president will tell the truth tonight? Will he tell the truth?
President Trump addressed the nation Tuesday night to make his case for building a border wall. PRESIDENT DONALD TRUMP: My fellow Americans. Tonight, I am speaking to you because there is a growing humanitarian and security crisis at our southern border. Every day customs and border patrol agents encounter thousands of illegal immig
In an interview with MSNBC's Rachel Maddow following President Trump's Oval Office address, Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-NY) said immigrants attempting to enter the U.S. illegally are "more American than any person who seeks to keep them out ever will be." REP. ALEXANDRIA OCASIO-CORTEZ (D-NY): The president decided to hold the pa
Sen. Kamala Harris speaks with ABC's 'The View' about the ongoing government shutdown and President Trump's use of "propaganda" and lies: SEN. KAMALA HARRIS: We're two years into an administration that has proven itself, and there is plenty of empirical evidence, that there are statements that are being made that are just simply not
Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer and House Speaker Nancy Pelosi responded to President Trump's address to the nation. SPEAKER NANCY PELOSI: Good evening. I appreciate the opportunity to speak directly to the American people tonight about how we can end this shutdown and meet the needs of the American people. Sadly, much of wh
U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) made the following remarks on the Senate floor regarding the need to secure our border and fund the government. SEN. MITCH MCCONNEL: Now look, walls and barriers are not immoral. How silly. Enforcing our laws wasn't immoral back in 2006 when then-Senator Clinton and Senator Obama and
Rep. Adam Smith responds to the president's tweet about his interview Sunday on ABC's 'This Week' where he said Trump has legal authority to declare a national emergency and order the m
Vice President Mike Pence says a "humanitarian and security crisis" at the southern border requires the building of a wall. The vice president sat down with CBS News chief Washington correspondent Major Garrett ahead of President Trump's address to the nation on day 18 of the ongoing government shutdown. "When the president addresses the nation
Monday on FNC's 'The Ingraham Angle,' Counselor to President Donald Trump Kellyanne Conway discussed whether President Donald Trump will declare a national emergency on the border crisis during his address to the nation Tuesday evening: KELLYANNE CONWAY: What he has said about that is that he is considering it. He's never committed
From Tuesday's edition of CNN's 'The Situation Room' with host Wolf Blitzer: BLITZER: Joining us now, Congressman Denny Heck. He's a Democrat who serves on the House Intelligence Committee. Congressman, thanks so much for joining us. I want to get to the shutdown in just a moment. Let's begin, though, what we have just learne
Sen. Chris Murphy, D-Conn., joins MSNBC's 'Morning Joe' to discuss the president's upcoming prime-time address to the nation on the government shutdown and border funding, his thoughts on what happens if Trump declares a national emergency and why Democrats won't negotiate during a shutdown.
On Fox News, Senator Joe Manchin stressed the importance of ending the government shutdown. Manchin said he would support President Trump's state of emergency and proposed wall funding in exchange for immigration vote. MANCHIN: Over the years Congress has giving away a lot of authority to the Executive Branch. So if that's wrong then
Watergate journalist and CNN correspondent Carl Bernstein weighs in on the symbolic meaning of President Trump's border wall: CARL BERNSTEIN: We don't know a lot about this president and his presidency, but what we do know is that he has not been truthful about almost anything of significance about his presidency. He has tried to fe
Democrats claim the border wall is 'immoral'; Tucker Carlson asks what are the actual arguments for and against a wall? TUCKER CARLSON: The battle in Congress over the border wall is still ongoing, now into its third week. Large swathes of government remain shut down, trash remains on the ground. The president says he will not gi
CBS's Major Garrett asked Vice President Mike Pence about the president's funding request for the border wall that's also led to a standoff with Democratic leaders on a partial government shutdown. "We believe $5.7 billion is the proper amount, and we laid out a very specific plan this week," Pence said about the funding request. "Beyond that, w
On MSNBC's Hardball Representative Ted Lieu said if President Trump declares a state of emergency it would be overturned by the courts for the act being illegal. LIEU:Our framers were wise, created three branches of government. I am convinced the courts would stop the president if he declares a national emergency to build a wall. The