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Senate Votes To Block President Trump’s National Emergency At Border

On Thursday, the Senate voted to block President Trump’s declaration of a national emergency intended to allow funding of a border wall. A dozen GOP senators went against the White House, with Trump saying he would veto the measure. The final margin was 59-41. Republican senators voting for the resolution and against Trump were Susan Collins of Maine, Lisa Murkowski of Alaska, Roy Blunt of Missouri, Lamar Alexander of Tennessee, Pat Toomey of Pennsylvania, Kentucky’s Rand Paul, Rob Portman of Ohio, Marco Rubio of Florida, Jerry Moran of Kansas, Roger Wicker of Mississippi, and Mitt Romney and Mike Lee of Utah. ...Read more

Former Trump Campaign Chairman Paul Manafort Sentenced To 7.5 Years In Prison For Conspiracy And Fraud

On Wednesday, former Trump campaign chairman Paul Manafort was sentenced to a total of seven and a half years in prison, after a federal judge rejected his appeal for no additional time. Within minutes of the sentencing, prosecutors in New York brought state charges against Manafort — a move that appeared to guard against the possibility that President Trump could pardon him. The president can pardon federal crimes, but not state offenses. ...Read more

‘Pharma Bro’ Martin Shkreli Accused Of Running Company From Prison

Martin Shkreli, 35, is being investigated by federal authorities for allegedly running his pharmaceutical business from behind bars. Nicknamed “Pharma Bro” for his behavior, the newest allegations stem from a Wall Street Journal report has suggesting Shkreli was using a contraband cellphone to secretly lead his company from within the thick walls of the Federal Correction Institution in Fort Dix, New Jersey. ...Read more