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Senate Democrats press Pentagon officials on wall funding in budget

Senate Democrats press Pentagon officials on wall funding in budget

Business
March 14 (UPI) -- Democratic senators on Thursday demanded answers from Department of Defense officials about military funding for President Donald Trump's emergency declaration at the U.S.-Mexico border during a Senate Armed Services Committee hearing on the fiscal 2020 budget. "I can't tell you how wrong this is. This is abusive," said Sen. Martin Heinrich, D-N.M., about the president's emergency declaration. "I can guarantee that if you let this happen, it'll happen under the next president and the next president." Gen. Joseph Dunford, the chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, acting Secretary of Defense Patrick Shanahan and David L. Norquist, the Pentagon's comptroller, appeared before the committee to defend the White House's request for $ 750 billion in national defense, which inc...
Trump's wall: Mind the gaps

Trump's wall: Mind the gaps

Technology
Media playback is unsupported on your device "We gotta get outta here!" cries Agent Daniel Hernandez of US Border Patrol.Moments earlier a hurled rock from over the fence whacked the tin roof next to us with an almighty thud. Its target: Agent Hernandez, my camerawoman and yours truly."You gotta limit your exposure when you're there by the International Fence, you know," says Agent Hernandez, once we're safely back in his truck.I do now.We are in southern Arizona at the Nogales Border Crossing checkpoint.While President Trump demands a wall costing several billions of dollars, and the Democrats suggest technology would be better suited to the job, we are being given a whistle-stop tour of some of the tech already in use within Arizona's Tucson...
Arizona lawmaker pushes porn tax to pay for Trump's border wall

Arizona lawmaker pushes porn tax to pay for Trump's border wall

Finance
An Arizona legislator has proposed a way to fund a border wall: Charge internet users a tax for viewing pornography. Earlier this month, Arizona Republican state senator Gail Griffin proposed HB 2444. The legislation would require manufacturers and distributors of internet-connected devices to block people in the state from viewing adult content — unless those users pay a $ 20 tax. Revenue from the so-called porn tax would go toward building a border wall between Mexico and the Grand Canyon State, according to the text of the bill. President Don...
15 killed after landslide collapses wall at wedding in Peru

15 killed after landslide collapses wall at wedding in Peru

World
Jan. 27 (UPI) -- At least 15 people were killed when a landslide caused a wall to collapse at a wedding in Peru on Sunday, officials said. Peru's National Institute of Civil Defense, or INDECI, confirmed that 15 people were killed and 29 were injured when the wall collapsed at the Alhambra Hotel in the city of Abancay. Head of INDECI, Jorge Chávez, said about 100 guests were present at the hotel at the time of the landslide on Sunday and about 50 people were close to one of the walls that collapsed, the BBC reported. Abancay Mayor Guido Chahuaylla said efforts were made to ensure that rescuers were able to reach those trapped and the injured were transported to a local hospital. INDECI also announced Sunday that crews had removed the wreckage of a bus crash that killed 10 people on...
Kamala Harris' complicated history with Wall Street will come under scrutiny in the 2020 race

Kamala Harris' complicated history with Wall Street will come under scrutiny in the 2020 race

Finance
Sen. Kamala Harris' history with Wall Street and the banking industry is about to come under scrutiny in a big way as the California Democrat joins what is expected to be large group of candidates seeking to topple President Donald Trump in 2020. Harris, of California, has a history of squaring off with the banking industry. The senator, who is under fire from the left over her track record on criminal justice matters, has also been criticized for not going far enough against Wall Street. With the Democratic base moving further to the left since President Donald Trump's election, the party's 2020 presidential candidates' rela...