The war over Trump's wall has only just begun

The president is probably going to declare a national emergency to get his precious wall. That's when the real crisis will begin.

President Trump and Nancy Pelosi.
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The longest government shutdown in American history is over. Thank goodness.

But the war over President Trump's border wall isn't finished, no matter how defeated he seems. That much should be clear from the president's defiant tweets over the weekend. Instead, it's likely that the biggest and most important battles — battles that could determine the future of the U.S. constitutional order — are yet to come.

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