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Trump inspects border wall prototypes in San Diego, California on March 13, 2018. Photo: Mandel Ngan/AFP/Getty Images

The Pentagon announced another reallocation of funds on Friday to help build President Trump's border wall, which brings the current total to $2.5 billion, the AP reports.

What's happening: The Pentagon will reallocate $1.5 billion to help fund 80 miles of the planned U.S.-Mexico border wall. These funds are being allocated in response to Trump's national emergency declaration in February. In that announcement, he said he wanted about $3.6 billion from the Defense Department's military construction fund. Last month, the DOD awarded $976 million in contracts to two companies for border wall construction.

Go deeper: Billions from military projects could fund Trump's border wall

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Cedric Richmond: We won't wait on GOP for "insufficient" stimulus

Top Biden adviser Cedric Richmond told "Axios on HBO" the White House believes it has bipartisan support for a stimulus bill outside the Beltway.

  • "If our choice is to wait and go bipartisan with an insufficient package, we are not going to do that."

The big picture: The bill will likely undergo an overhaul in the Senate after House Democrats narrowly passed a stimulus bill this weekend, reports Axios' Kadia Goba.

Updated 6 mins ago - Politics & Policy

Cuomo asks for “independent” investigator into sexual harassment claims

New York Governor Andrew Cuomo at a press conference on Feb. 24. Photo: Seth Wenig/pool/AFP via Getty Images

A top aide to Gov. Andrew Cuomo said that he would authorize and "voluntarily cooperate" with an independent investigation run by New York's attorney general into claims he sexually harassed several women.

The state of play: The statement comes after a day of competing statements from Cuomo and AG Letitcia James over who would oversee an independent investigation into the governor.

Cuomo scandal snares Dems on #MeToo

Illustration: Eniola Odetunde/Axios. Photo: Ray Tamarra/Getty Images   

The searing sexual harassment allegations made against Gov. Andrew Cuomo are trouble for Democrats far beyond Albany and New York.

Why it matters: They hammered Donald Trump after the "Access Hollywood" tape. Pilloried Brett Kavanaugh over Christine Blasey Ford. Defended President Biden when he was accused of inappropriate touching. Now, Democrats have to show whether they walk the "#MeToo" talk.