national emergency

Alex Brandon / AP

U.S. Sen. Pat Toomey joined a 59-41 majority in the Senate to overturn President Trump’s emergency declaration at the southern border on Thursday.

Katie Blackley / 90.5 WESA

Earlier this month, President Donald Trump declared a national emergency to secure funds for a wall on the southern border. You can draw a line from that decision straight back to 225 years ago, when President George Washington set a precedent for executive authority by calling up a militia to put down the Whiskey Rebellion in Western Pennsylvania.

Matt Nemeth / 90.5 WESA

Pennsylvania could see more resources to combat the opioid crisis if President Donald Trump heeds a federal commission, which advised him earlier this week to declare a national emergency.