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Tuesday, February 19, 2019

Danziger: A Fistful Of Billions

Jeff Danziger lives in New York City. He is represented by CWS Syndicate and the Washington Post Writers Group. He is the recipient of the Herblock Prize and the Thomas Nast (Landau) Prize. He served in the US Army in Vietnam and was awarded the Bronze Star and the Air Medal. He has published eleven books of cartoons and one novel. Visit him at DanzigerCartoons.com.

Judiciary Committee Launches Probe Of Trump’s ‘Emergency’

That was fast.

Democrats on the House Judiciary Committee, led by Chairman Jerry Nadler (D-NY), announced that they’re launching an “immediate investigation” into the national emergency declaration Trump made on Friday, which was intended to allow him to go over Congress’ head and raid money from other areas of the federal government to fund his needless border wall.

“We believe your declaration of an emergency shows a reckless disregard for the separation of powers and your own responsibilities under our constitutional system,” Democrats on the House Judiciary Committee wrote in a letter to Trump on Friday afternoon.

In the letter, committee members laid out their position for why a national emergency declaration is not only unwarranted but also illegal, based in part on the “series of misleading statements” Trump made during his bizarre and at times incoherent announcement on Friday.…

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#EndorseThis: Trump’s Border War Against Butterflies

As Trump mulls whether to sign the border wall deal, Stephen Colbert offers his own analysis of this dismal impasse. Of course, as he notes, what the president and Congress have achieved is nothing but the barest minimum: the continuation of government.

This is hardly an occasion for celebration — and yet a Washington nimrod like House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy will insist that the slashed budget for Trump’s border wall actually represents a major Republican victory.

As Colbert notes acidly, the deal is not even close to a win for Trump. But even worse is what the president’s minions are now doing along the border — to defenseless butterflies.…

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