Graham: Trump still wants to make deal
President Donald Trump says the declaration of a national emergency to fund the construction of a wall on the U.S.-Mexico border would be a last resort and still hopes to make a deal with Democrats to reopen the federal government, Sen. Lindsey Graham, R-S.C., said on “Fox News Sunday.” Meanwhile, Democrats remained resolute that Trump and Republican lawmakers should end the shutdown before returning to the debate over how to best secure U.S. borders and change immigration laws. “More border security — let’s have at it,” Sen. Mark Warner, D-Va., said on CNN’s “State of the Union” — “but while we’re having that debate, let’s reopen the government.”
Trump has said he has an “absolute right to call a national emergency” over border security but isn’t rushing to use that option.
Iranianauthoritiessummoned Warsaw’s top diplomat in Iran and called off a Polish film festival. Iran Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif denounced the upcoming summit as America’s antiIran “circus.” Pompeo said he hoped the meeting will allow the world to see “the enormous coalition that is prepared to assist in creating stability and peace here in the Middle East.”
of wild canines found near Gulf Coast beaches carry a substantial amount of red wolf genes — surprising because the animal was declared extinct in the wild nearly 40 years ago. The finding has led biologists and others to develop a new understanding that red wolf DNA is remarkably resilient after decades of human hunting, loss of habitat and other factors led the animal to near decimation. A genetic analysis found that the Galveston canines appear to be a hybrid of red wolf and coyote.