US Senate rebuke a dent, but Trump is far from derailed over national emergency vote

WASHINGTON - President Donald Trump may appear to some to have been rebuked - with some critics saying even humiliated - by as many as 12 Republicans joining Senate Democrats to overturn his unilateral move to appropriate funding through a declaration last month of a national emergency for a wall on the Mexico border.

On the face of it, it was indeed a rebuke. But whether it has real significance depends on whether there is a real shift in the Republican Party against the President, and there is no evidence to suggest that.

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