MANILA, Philippines -- It's all or nothing for the Philippines when it hosts the 30th Southeast Asian Games in November for Deputy House Speaker Mikee Romero. "I want no less than the overall championship," Romero declared Tuesday in an appearance at the PSA Forum. Romero, also a sports patron and polo athlete, said that since it had been done before, it can be done again. This marks the fourth time in history that the Philippines will host the SEA Games, after 1981, 1991, and 2005. If the trend continues, it will take another 10 or 12 years before the country hosts the biennial event again. "It's a long cycle," said Romero. "That's why we need to make the most out of this hosting. Let's win the overall title." "We just have to replicate what we did in 2005. Something less will not be at par with what we achieved 14 years ago," he added. "We must win the overall crown or we will fall short of 2005. That's why I am challenging our sports leaders. It's championship or bust." Joining the … [Read more...] about For Mikee Romero, it’s championship or bust in the SEA Games
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Feb 26, 5:15 AM EST Newsletter Signup BusinessTechnologyWorldNationalMedia & CultureOpinionSportsLuxury National By J.E. Reich 02/24/19 AT 12:34 PM After President Donald Trump declared a national emergency on Feb 15 to fund a border wall, 16 states on Monday filed a federal lawsuit challenging Trump's move to circumvent Congress.Attorney generals from California, Colorado, Connecticut, Delaware, Hawaii, Illinois, Maine, Maryland, Michigan, Minnesota, Nevada, New Jersey, New Mexico, New York, Oregon, and Virginia have all signed off on lawsuits. "If the President is essentially stealing money that’s been allocated to go to the various states for various purposes but no longer will, we’re being harmed, our people are being harmed," California Attorney General Xavier Becerra told CNN on Monday.Under the auspices of the National Emergency Act of 1976, the president has a wide berth to work with when it comes to declaring what actually constitutes a national … [Read more...] about Trump Border Wall: Which States Have Filed Lawsuits Against The National Emergency?
Mark Sherman, Associated Press Updated 9:37 pm PST, Friday, February 15, 2019 President Donald Trump gestures to the audience as he heads to the Oval Office after speaking during an event in the Rose Garden at the White House in Washington, Friday, Feb. 15, 2019, to declare a national emergency in order to build a wall along the southern border. less President Donald Trump gestures to the audience as he heads to the Oval Office after speaking during an event in the Rose Garden at the White House in Washington, Friday, Feb. 15, 2019, to declare a national ... more Photo: Susan Walsh, AP Photo: Susan Walsh, AP Image 1 of / 3 Caption Close Image 1 of 3 President Donald Trump gestures to the audience as he heads to the Oval Office after speaking during an event in the Rose Garden … [Read more...] about Trump emergency declaration faces fights in the courts
WASHINGTON — Let the lawsuits begin. President Donald Trump declared a national emergency along the southern border Friday and predicted his administration would end up defending it all the way to the Supreme Court. That might have been the only thing Trump said Friday that produced near-universal agreement. The American Civil Liberties Union announced its intention to sue less than an hour after the White House released the text of Trump's declaration that the "current situation at the southern border presents a border security and humanitarian crisis that threatens core national security interests and constitutes a national emergency." House Speaker Nancy Pelosi and several Democratic state attorneys general already have said they might go to court. The coming legal fight seems likely to hinge on two main issues: Can the president declare a national emergency to build a border wall in the face of Congress' refusal to give him all the money he wanted and, under the federal law … [Read more...] about Trump declaration faces uncertain fate in coming court fight
Joe Perticone, provided by Published 1:16 pm CST, Friday, February 15, 2019 REUTERS/Carlos Barria A watchdog group has already filed a lawsuit regarding President Donald Trump's declaration of a national emergency to build a border wall. The group is seeking to receive documents from the Justice Department related to the preparation of the declaration. A government watchdog group in Washington, DC, has already filed a lawsuit related to President Donald Trump's declaration of a national emergency to build barriers on the United States' border with Mexico, becoming the first of what is likely to be many legal challenges to the president's unilateral action. The group, Citizens for Responsibility and Ethics in Washington, filed the lawsuit Friday, shortly after Trump's announcement. It is demanding that the Department of Justice's Office of Legal Counsel "provide documents concerning the legal authority of the president to invoke emergency powers." Read more: IT'S … [Read more...] about The Trump administration is already being sued 4 hours after the president’s emergency declaration