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McConnell warns Trump he won’t be able to control angry GOP senators if he signs emergency declaration: report

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Senate majority leader Mitch McConnell has issued a stern warning to President Donald Trump regarding the possibility of declaring a national emergency to fund the border wall he promised voters that Mexico would pay for, reports the Washington Post.

According to the report, McConnell met with Trump privately at the White House on Tuesday and warned that “the move could trigger political blowback and divide the GOP.”

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“At least a half-dozen Republican senators are fiercely opposed to the idea of an emergency declaration, generating enough opposition that a disapproval resolution could pass the Senate,” the report says.

Another member of the GOP’s Senate leadership team told Republican senators that they should go to the White House to express their opposition to the possibility of an emergency declaration according to the Post.

McConnell has become one of Trump’s closest advisers on how rank-and-file Republicans on Capitol Hill will react to his moves, the Post says.

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Viewers reject Sarah Palin’s advice to Kamala Harris: ‘I changed the channel’

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Sarah Palin offered advice to Sen. Kamala Harris on running for vice president, but social media users didn't want to hear it.

The former Republican vice presidential nominee and one-time half-term governor of Alaska appeared Thursday on ABC's "Good Morning America," where she complained about the media coverage of her failed 2008 campaign alongside Sen. John McCain.

"A lot of the coverage of me was quite unfair," Palin said. "I hope that they will treat her fairly, but at the same time, no kid gloves ... the American voter wants to know that we have the most capable people running and who will be elected, regardless of gender, regardless of race."

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CNN fact-checker debunks Pence’s ‘bonkers’ lie about Obama and job creation

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Speaking to Fox News, Vice President Mike Pence tried to put a positive spin on the economy — by taking the economic rebound of the past 3 months, and claiming that the raw number of jobs created during that period beats the entirety of job growth in President Barack Obama's 8-year administration.

We’ve created more jobs in the last 3 months than Joe Biden and Barack Obama created in their 8 years in office. pic.twitter.com/kwk5YhL3TJ

— Mike Pence (@Mike_Pence) August 13, 2020

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‘Damned evil’: Trump shocks Americans with open boasts about defunding the Post Office before election

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President Donald Trump has shocked many Americans with his declaration that he doesn't want to give the United States Postal Service enough funding to count ballots that have been sent via mail.

When asked by Fox Business’s Maria Bartiromo about extra funding for the Post Office during a Thursday morning interview, Trump explicitly tied his refusal to give the USPS what it needed with his desire to block mail-in voting.

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