Trump's wall, debunking Presidents Day, and Ukraine's war: The Morning Rundown
"Washington was bitterly denounced during his presidency and the language used against Lincoln makes what's said against Trump very mild."
The Lincoln Memorial on the National Mall on Feb. 12, 2019 in Washington, DC. Abraham Lincoln served as the 16th President of the United States from March 1861 until his assassination in April 1865.Brendan Smialowski / AFP - Getty Images
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Happy Presidents Day. Today we look at how the White House incumbent might use the national emergency to build his border wall. We also travel to Ukraine for a dispatch from the front of its simmering war with Russian-backed separatists.
Any challenge might rest on his statement, "I didn't need to do this, but I'd rather do it much faster." Trump also missed the opportunity to insert words into the record that might have bolstered his emergency powers.
Trench warfare, sniper fire and a grinding standoff between Russia and the West.
The five-year conflict in eastern Ukraine may have slipped from the headlines but the bloodshed continues. Some 13,000 people have been killed since Moscow-backed separatists attempted to declare independence in 2014.
Today is the holiday widely known as Presidents Day, when Americans celebrate the legacies of George Washington and Abraham Lincoln. Great men who have always been universally revered, right? Not quite...
"We look back without rancor at these guys, but Washington was bitterly denounced during his presidency and the language used against Lincoln makes what’s said against Trump very mild," said Eric Foner, professor emeritus at Columbia University.
Trump's national emergency at the border is fake, argues Romper senior editor Danielle Campoamor in an opinion piece. Here are some very real emergencies Campoamor says the president should be addressing instead.
Homeownership traditionally comes with some great tax breaks, but lots of things are different this year due to new rules. Here are four things that could put a wrinkle in your tax return this filing season if you’re a homeowner.