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More Republicans defect from Trump’s border emergency as the president wails impotently on Twitter

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Sen. Mitt Romney (R-UT) on Thursday announced that he would break with President Donald Trump and vote for a resolution of disapproval against his decision to declare a national emergency to secure funds for his long-promised border wall.

“I am seriously concerned that overreach by the Executive Branch is an invitation to further expansion and abuse by future presidents,” Romney said in a statement obtained by CNN’s Dana Bash. “We experienced a similar erosion of congressional authority with President Obama’s unilateral immigration orders — which I strenuously opposed.”

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According to CNN’s Phil Mattingly, Romney marks the sixth GOP senator to go on record voting against Trump in his border wall emergency, joining fellow Republicans such as Sens. Susan Collins (R-ME) and Lisa Murkowski (R-AK).

Romney’s defection came just minutes after Trump angrily tweeted against GOP senators who planned to vote against him on his national emergency declaration.

“Today’s issue is BORDER SECURITY and Crime!!!” Trump wrote in one tweet. “Don’t vote with Pelosi!”

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“A vote for today’s resolution by Republican Senators is a vote for Nancy Pelosi, Crime, and the Open Border Democrats!” he wrote in another.

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Georgia mayor being recalled for racism resigns from office: report

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Hoschton Mayor Theresa Kenerly resigned in a special city council meeting held on Saturday, the Atlanta Journal Constitution reported Saturday.

"The resignation came just days after Councilman Jim Cleveland resigned saying he‘d rather leave office on his own terms than face voters in a recall election next month," the newspaper reported. "Both resignations follow an AJC investigation launched seven months ago into claims that an African American candidate for city administrator was sidetracked by Mayor Theresa Kenerly because of his race."

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Nine 2020 Democrats unite to demand DNC Chair Tom Perez scrap debate rules: report

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The Democratic National Committee is facing a revolt for the party's 2020 presidential candidates for its restrictive debate rules.

"Nine Democratic presidential candidates, including the party's front-runners, are urging the Democratic National Committee to toss out the current polling and fundraising rules used to determine who appears in televised debates and reopen the exchanges to better reflect the historic diversity of the current field. The candidates say the rules exclude diverse candidates in the field from participating," CBS News reported Saturday evening.

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‘You can say Merry Christmas again’: Lara and Eric Trump declare victory in the War on Christmas

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For years, conservatives have complained about a "War on Christmas" -- but President Donald Trump finally won the war, according to his son and daughter-in-law.

Fox News personality Jeanine Pirro interviewed Eric Trump and his wife Lara in Trump Tower, which Pirro called the "New York White House."

Pirro told the two they had "done wonderful things for the country" and said Trump had ended political correctness and people could say "Merry Christmas."

"You can say Merry Christmas again," Lara Trump said. "Isn't that so nice, Jeanine?"

"It's incredible," Eric Trump said. "It is nice to say Merry Christmas again."

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