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Esper defends shifting defense funds for Trump’s border wall

By ROBERT BURNS | February 14, 2020

MUNICH, Germany (AP) — U.S. Defense Secretary Mark Esper on Friday defended his decision to divert billions of dollars in funding for Navy and Air Force aircraft and other military programs to help pay for President Donald Trump's promised wall on the...

Trump to transfer $3.8B from military to fund his wall

By ANDREW TAYLOR and LOLITA C. BALDOR | February 13, 2020

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Pentagon on Thursday slashed billions of dollars in funding for 17 Navy and Air Force aircraft and other military programs to free up money for the construction of President Donald Trump's long-sought U.S.-Mexico border wall, angering...

Senate moves to limit Trump on military force against Iran

By MATTHEW DALY | February 13, 2020

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Senate approved a bipartisan measure Thursday aimed at limiting President Donald Trump's authority to launch military operations against Iran, with eight Republicans joining Democrats in a post-impeachment bid to constrain the...

Poland: Bill allowing judges to be punished signed into law

February 4, 2020

WARSAW, Poland (AP) — Polish President Andrzej Duda on Tuesday signed into law much-criticized legislation that gives politicians the power to fine and fire judges whose actions and decisions they consider harmful.The legislation has drawn condemnation...

Trump’s idea of executive power is also impeachment defense

By COLLEEN LONG and MICHAEL WARREN | January 25, 2020

WASHINGTON (AP) — Donald Trump has always been a man of absolutes.Something is the best or the worst, a person is a winner or a total loser, an event has never happened before, even when it has.Absolutism was the unwritten credo of his career in business...