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netflix. >> speaking of high quality shows, "early start" continues right now. president's national emergency declaration from coast to coast president's day protests against this president's border move. the actual legislation you do, we know there's going to be compromises. i am not for free four-year college for all, no. >> amy klobuchar willing to say no, may anger progressives but can it win over centric democrats? plus screen time for infants has more than doubled but what device they're watching may surprise you. west virginia teachers hit the pickett lines again. why the union says it had no other choice. good morning, welcome to "early start," i'm christine romans. >> president's day's -- that was a tough one. >> i'm sorry, i put that in, i read it and i'm sorry. >> i'm boris sanchez in for dave briggs. it's tuesday, february 19th.
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5:00 on the east coast and we begin with the escalating challenges to president trump's national emergency declaration. protesters took to the streets coast to coast monday rallying against the plan to use billions from federal programs mostly from the department of defense to build his border wall. last night 16 states filed a lawsuit seeking to block the emergency declaration. >> led by california attorney general xavier becerra the states argue the president is using the pretext of a manufactured crisis. >> it's pretty clear that the president is trying to usurp congress's authority. the president does not have the power of the purse. the president can't decide to shuffle money around once congress has allocated it, that's only for congress to do, otherwise presidents for the last 240 years would have been doing the same thing when they don't like where congress puts the money, simply because donald trump fabricated a crisis and called it a national emergency doesn't mean that he can violate the separation of powers under
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the constitution. >> the suit specifically addresses this remark by the president on friday where he all but admitted the situation at the border is not exactly an emergency. >> and the wall they skimped. so i did -- i was successful in that sense, but i want to do it faster. i could do the wall over a longer period of time. i didn't need to do this. but i'd rather do it much faster. >> this is the latest in a wave of expected litigation. though fighting it in court will likely be difficult and time consuming. the president has broad discretion over what constitutes a national emergency. >> and challenges are also expected from capitol hill. a resolution of disapproval to block the emergency declaration is expected in the house, it could even pass the senate, though if the resolution passes the president is expected to veto it. there's also still no word from the pentagon on an important detail, exactly what military funding sources are going to be diverted to build the wall. amy klobuchar making his
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pitch as a pragmatist in the 2020 democratic field. she appeared on topics for medicare for all, the green new deal to free college. she separated her self from the parties progressives. she struck a practical tone. >> what's your reservation about supporting medicare for all? >> i think it's something that we can took to for the future but i want to get action now and i think the best way we do that is something that we actually wanted to do back when we were looking at the affordable care act and we were stopped, was trying to get a public option in there. >> when you were asked about the green new deal you were quoted as saying that it is an aspiration. >> the actual legislation you do, we know there's going to be compromises, it's not going to be exactly like that. >> would you be willing to stand in my generation and end the student debt crisis by supporting free college for all? >> my idea is to make it easier to refinance, to start with your two-year degrees, the community colleges being free.
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i am not for free four-year college for all, no. if i was the magic genie and could give that to everyone and we could afford it i would. >> she got several rounds of applause. that kid looked disappointed, though. senator klobuchar was also asked to respond to allegations that she mistreats her staff. >> am i a stuff boss? sometimes, yes. have i pushed people too hard sfl yes. but i have kept expectations for myself that are very high. i have asked my staff to meet those same expectations and that the big point for me is i want the country to meet my expectations because we don't have that going now. >> not the first time she has had to address this. i cannot recall in i other candidate, male candidate, ever having been asked about what kind of a boss he is. >> especially one who is so renowned for his ability to fire people in a boisterous way. >> no, but i'm just saying -- another democratic contender set to release a sweeping universal child care plan today,
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senator elizabeth warren says her idea guarantees child care from birth until the time a child enters school. >> the cost of child care are just crushing families. families are just buckling under the weight of it. it holds people back. they decide that they can't work because they are worried about the cost of child care. >> how does she propose paying for it? from the wealth tax plan targeting americans whose network exceeds $50 million. it calls for a network of public and family run centers. care would be free for families with incomes below 200% of the poverty level, that's about $51,000 for a family of four. those earning more would pay a subsidized fee based on their income. all signs pointing to a big announcement today from bernie sanders. cbs says it has a revealing interview with the vermont senator this morning, the big question, of course, will he run in 2020? >> will he run? deputy attorney general rod
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rosenstein set to leave the justice department in mid march. we previously reported that rosenstein planned to step down after the senate confirmed bill barr as attorney general. a justice official confirmed this more precise timing but said it has nothing to do with the latest revelations from andrew mccabe. the former acting fbi director claims that rosenstein suggested wearing a wire to secretly record president trump and that he talked about a strategy for ousting the president under the 25th amendment. yesterday mr. trump shared his feelings about mccabe and rosenstein saying that they were planning a very illegal act in a, quote, illegal and treasonist insurance policy. lindsey graham says that his panel will investigate those comments from mccabe regarding the 25th amendment. big questions swirling in washington this morning as the director of national intelligence, dan coats, the next top administration official to go. chris ready the ceo of news max he says he spoke to the president and other officials personally this weekend at
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mar-a-lago. this was his impression -- >> i think you have a classic example here where director coats is trying to make policy and not inform policy. i'm hearing from sources around the white house that there's just general disappointment of the president with director coats. there is a feeling that maybe there needs to be a change of leadership in that position. >> at a hearing last month director coats contradicted president trump on u.s. intelligence involving north korea, isis and more. long time trump confidant roger stone breaking one of his own rules, formally apologizing to the judge overseeing his criminal case over controversial instagram posts. this photo posted and deleted from stone's account showed the judge next to cross hairs. the same photo was posted without the cross hairs and that was deleted as well. stone tells cnn a volunteer who works on his social media campaign made the post.
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he also denied that those were actual cross hairs. he says the photos were not meant to threaten the judge. the post, though, will likely not sit well with jackson who last week imposed a partial gag order in stone's case. >> his motto is never apologize. a white house source tells cnn the president views former michigan candidate john james as the leading contender for the job of u.s. ambassador to the united nations. he lost to debbie stabenow in november. the source says trump sees james as a rising star and asked trusted advisers what they thought about james at mar-a-lago over the weekend. heather nauert withdrew from consideration over the job over a tax issue with a nanny whose visa did not allow her to work in the u.s. a dangling rescue, crews rushing to rescue 16 people trapped on a gondola ride at sea world in san diego. harnesses and lifeguard boats were brought in to pull the passengers to safety. an infant was among those on
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18 months and limiting kids between two and five years old to one hour a day of high quality programming, excessive screen time early in life has been associated with cognitive, language, social and emotional delays. likely because screen time decreases the amount of time that kids spend interacting with their parents. some doctors say that not all screens are created equal, you should not count electronic readers and learning devices in that same category as other screens. public schools across west virginia are closed today. teachers and school workers will walk off the job just one year after their last strike. union officials say they had no other choice. the strike is prompted by an education bill that diverts money interest public cools and invests in private school vouchers and the state's first charter schools. last year's work stoppage lasted nine school days and resulted in almost daily rallies in charleston. that was also the beginning of teacher strikes and walkouts nationwide. look at that, oakland teachers today -- thursday, rather, are
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set to strike this week. take a look at this new video out of louisiana. incredible footage of good samaritans rescuing a woman from a burning car. it happened on airline highway in st. john the baptist parish. the woman's car was hit by a drunk driver. the victim was transported to a local hospital. she is expected to be okay. the other driver richard preston will be facing drunk driving charges. she's probably very grateful they got her out of there in time. that to be turned out very differently. another winter storm is rolling over the eastern half of the united states today and tomorrow. meteorologist ivan cabrera has more. >> good morning. another winter storm setting up for us here. the gulf moisture coming in out of the gulf, it's going to be -- crash with cold air up to the north so we will make snowfall big time. winter storm watches and warning posted. you see the rainfall beginning to move in. notice how far south the cold air is, already the radar picking up mixed precip as far south as alabama and parts of mississippi as well.
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we are not going to be talking about snow, it's going to be a big rain event for this area, but farther north where we hang on to the cold air, throughout the entire day, that's where we have the winter storm warnings. this is going to be, i think, mainly a d.c. event. that's going to be the heaviest of the snow that will begin to develop and that will be d.c. for you as we head through wednesday. first we have to get through all this rain as it begins to move in from the gulf. by the afternoon it is pouring across the south, already beginning to see cold air crashing with that moisture so the snow begins in earnest through tonight. the potential for four to six inches in d.c., we have three to five inches forecasted philly and new york and less than an inch. all of these totals will eventually go down and melt as rain takes over behind the storm by thursday. now this. wow, this is a heart warming story. this texas teacher got creative with a student being teased. shannon grimm taking action when she noticed priscilla perez began wearing a hat to cover her
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16 states sue to stop the president's national emergency declaration from coast to coast. president's day protests against this president's border wall. the actual legislation you do, we know there's going to be compromises. i am not for free four-year college for all, no. >> plus senator amy klobuchar willing to say no. it may anger some progressives, but can it win over centrist democrats? screen time for infants has more than doubled, but what device they're watching may surprise you. and just one year after walking off the job, west virginia teachers will hit the pickett lines again. what the union said it has no
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other choice. i'm boris sanchez. >> i'm christine romans. let's begin with this escalating challenge to the president's national emergency declaration. protesters took to the streets coast to coast monday rallying against the plan to use billions from federal programs, mostly defense, to build a border wall. last night 16 states filed a lawsuit seeking to block the emergency declaration. they were led by california attorney general xavier becerra. they argue the president is using the proo he text of a manufactured crisis. >> it's pretty clear that the president is trying to usurp congress' authority. the president does not have the power of the thursday. the president can't decide to shuffle money around once congress has allocated it. that's only for congress to do. otherwise presidents for the last 240 years would have been doing the same thing when they don't like where congress puts the money simply because donald trump fabricated a crisis and called it a national emergency
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doesn't mean that he can violate the separation of powers under the constitution. >> the suit specifically addresses this remark by the president on friday where he all but admitted that the situation at the border is not exactly an emergency. listen. >> on the wall, they skimped. so i did -- i was successful in that sense, but i want to do it faster. i could do the wall over a longer period of time. why i need to do this. but i'd rather do it much faster. >> now, steven miller a top adviser to the president actually says that what the president meant to say was that he could ignore the crisis at the border but he's not going to. nevertheless this is the latest in a wave of expected litigation, though fighting it in court will likely be difficult and time consuming, the president does have broad discretion over what constitutes a national emergency. challenges expected from capitol hill. a resolution of disapproval to block the emergency declaration is expected in the house and could even pass the senate if the resolution passes the president is expected to veto
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it. there's also still no word from the pentagon what military funding sources will be diverted to build that wall. here to discuss the national emergency declaration and more, princeton university historian and professor julian selitzer, the co-author of "fault lines: a history of the u.s. since 1974." julian, thank you for joining us this morning. >> yes. >> we have to ask about this declaration. obviously there are going to be challenges both in court and in congress, but the president has broad discretion here. so do either of these moves really stand a chance of challenging the president on this declaration? >> i think it's going to be difficult. the courts are often reluctant to challenge or stop the president when they invoke national emergency powers and on national security. so even though many people, most people agree there's not a crisis at the border, he might still survive this challenge in court. and, remember, he can veto a resolution from congress, so you're going to need a lot of
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senate republicans talking about why this is wrong and so far we haven't really seen that. >> let's talk about the 2020 field. last night on cnn amy klobuchar staking out her claim as the realist in this party that a lot of the headlines have been about the left wing of the party. let's listen to a little bit of what she said last night. >> what's your reservation about supporting medicare for all? >> i think it's something that we can look to for the future, but i want to get action now and i think the best way we do that is something that we actually wanted to do back when we were looking at the affordable care act and we were stopped, was trying to get a public option in there. >> when you were asked about the green new deal you were quoted as saying that it is an aspiration. >> the actual legislation you do, we know there's going to be compromises, it's not going to be exactly like that. >> would you be willing to stand with my generation and end the student debt crisis by supporting free college for all? >> my idea is to make it easier to refinance, to start with your
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two-year degrees, the community colleges being free. i am not for free four-year college for all, no. if i was the magic genie and could give that to everyone and we could afford it i would. >> she's staking her claim right in the middle. >> she is. and there is appeal to that, especially now in an era where the republicans seem so radical and the dysfunction so severe, her goals are the same as many of the or the democrats, she's not against climate change policy and education policy, but she's trying to say i'm a legislator, i can make this happen and i will be realistic in my goals. it's tough. you don't want to be hike michael dukakis in 19 # 8 where that falls flat, but i think this is a special year. >> especially when the republicans and the right are trying to paint so much of the party as socialists. >> they will do that whoever the nominee is. they will do it to her. the democrat has to adjust their policies and ideas based on what
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they want and what they think the party wants, regardless of what's out there, they will be called socialists. >> we are seeing a lot of these 2020 contenders sort of race to beat bernie sanders with big ideas about how to reshape the country. one of them is elizabeth warren. listen now to her position she's making about child care. >> the cost of child care are just crushing families. families are just buckling under the weight of it. it holds people back. this he decide that they can't because they're worried about the cost of child care. >> she's been saying this for years, by the way. >> this universal child care plan, it's partly going to be paid with her wealth tax plan. ultimately how big of a role is this going to play in her campaign? do you think she's going to try to consolidate some of the ideas that others on the left has or do you think she's going to try to limit herself like klobuchar did? >> i do think you're going to see more ideas from warren, she is an idea candidate, but i think this could be an appealing
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idea. child care is something very concrete to american families who are spending over $7,000 a year for their kids in this age bracket. this is a little like social security or medicare. big idea, there will be a cost, but it's something that every person, red state, blue state, can understand what it would mean to them. >> she has been consistent on this for years. she has talked about sort of this two-income problem for years she has said -- you know, there are those who look at the labor force participation rate, how many people are not in the labor force because they cannot afford to work. >> it's a massive problem and touches all parts of the family? republican and democrat. >> president trump is building a wall and using his power to do that and a she's going to draw a contrast and say i will use my power to help solve this healthcare -- child care crisis that we all face. so i think this could be actually a very winnable issue. >> we will see how it plays out. julian, thank you so much. >> nice to see you, julian. >> we appreciate it.
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cnn has learned deputy attorney general rod rosenstein is set to leave the justice department mid march. we previously reported that rosenstein planned to step down after the senate confirmed bill barr as attorney general. a justice official confirmed this more precise timing but said it has nothing to do with the latest revelation andrew mccabe. >> the former acting fbi director claiming that rosenstein suggested wearing a wire to secretly record president trump and then talked about a strategy to oust the president using the 25th amendment. yesterday the president made his feelings known about rosenstein and mccabe, writing that they were, quote, planning a very illegal act and what he called an inn he will legal and treasonist insurance policy. lindsey graham says his panel will investigate mccabe's comments related to the 25th amendment. roger stone who says never apologize formally apologizing to the judge overseeing his criminal case. a photo posted and then deleted from stone's instagram account showed judge amy jackson next to
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cross hairs, the same photo was posted without the cross hairs and the photo was deleted all together. stone sells cnn a volunteer who works on hess social media made the post. the post last week imposed a partial gag order in stone's case. a white house source tells cnn the president sees john james as a leading contender for u.s. ambassador to the united nations. the republican lost to debbie stabenow in november. the source hayes trump sees james as a rising star and asked trusted adviser what they thought about james. heather nauert withdrew from consideration from the u.n. job last week over a tax issue with a nanny whose visa did not allow her to work in the united states. crews rushed to rescue 16 people trapped in a gondola ride at sea world in san diego. harnesses and lifeguard boats were bought in to pull the passengers to safety. emergency officials say an infant was among those on board along with a partially paralyzed
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from maduro who is blocking humanitarian aid from reaching his citizens. >> reporter: president trump added yet for pressure on nicolas maduro and his men in a bid really to try to asphyxiate the regime and embolden that of juan guaido, the self-declared interim leader of venezuela. speaking in florida president trump in many ways was giving a message to the armed forces that are still blocking the aid, still standing on the side of nicolas maduro and blocking the aid from coming into venezuela. he told the armed forces -- telling the armed forces if you stand next to nicolas maduro you will lose everything. take a listen. >> you cannot hide from the choice that now confronts you. you can choose to accept president guaido's generous offer of amnesty or you can choose the second path, continuing to support maduro.
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if you choose this path, you will find no safe harbor, no easy exit and no way out. >> reporter: venezuelans on both sides of the border will no doubt be hanging on to every word of president trump's speech, especially when he said yet again that nothing is off the table. he also said there will be no going back and to many people that will mean the united states is in for the long haul, standing next to venezuela. we have also heard from nicolas maduro in a fiery speech today in which he said that he's not intimidated by the comments made by president trump and he said they are ready for whatever comes at us with the force of the venezuela armed forces. christine, boris? >> thank you for that. there is a deepening crisis in haiti. five americans on the island were arrested in the middle of violent anti-government protests. the identities of the americans
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in custody were not immediately available but according to the chief of haiti's national police they were in possession of automatic weapons, pistols, satellite phones and drones. haiti's capital has been rocked by deadly protests with demonstrators demanding haiti's president resign in the face of soaring inflation and corruption. global stock markets mixed leaning lower, trade talks this week center stage. you can see global markets there, asian markets have closed, loen don has a few more hours of trading. wall street reopens today after being closed for president's day and they've turned down a little bit here, but i would caulk that directionless, you are not even talk being a nth it of a percent move for the dow futures. a big walmart earnings report this morning and that retail giant is a barometer of consumer spending because it is so big and has the pulse of the paycheck to paycheck consumer. december retail sales surprisingly fell 1.2%, that was the biggest drop since 2009. now, that decline rattled investors and raised concerns
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that there are cracks emerging in an otherwise strong u.s. economy. netflix has canceled the two marvel television shows it has left effectively ending its relationship with the disney company. >> some people call me a hero. >> netflix said the upcoming third season of jessica jones will be the show's last. netflix also announced the punisher will not return for a third season. so could the superhero series end up in disney plus? disney has not officially said which series will be adding to its streaming service but the chairman of disney's direct to consumer division called them high quality shows that could possibly be revived on disney plus. chicago police say two brothers who were arrested in connection with an alleged apec on "empire" star jussie smollett are no longer suspects, abel and ola osundairo were released friday. in a joint statement the brothers said, quote, we are not racist, we are not homophobic and we are not anti-trump.
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we were born and raised in chicago and are american citizens. jussie smollett claims he was attacked last month by two men yelling racial and homophobic slurs. he said this to abc news. >> who the [ bleep ] would make something like this up or add something to it or -- or whatever it may be? i can't -- i can't even -- i'm an advocate. >> sources say police believe the actor paid the brothers to orchestrate an assault. smollett denies playing any role. police now want to requestion him. plenty more news ahead. we will be right back. with all that usaa offers
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screen time for kids under
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two is soaring according to a new study. between 1997 and 2014 daily screen time for children under the age of two more than doubled from one hour 19 minutes to three hours and three minutes. surprisingly most of it was spent in front of a tv despite all the other devices being available. >> the american academy of pediatrics recommends zero screen time for children under 18 months and limiting kids between two and five years old to just one hour a day of high quality programming. excessive screen time early in life has been associated with cognitive, language, social and emotional delays. likely because screen time decreases the time kids spend interacting with parents. some doctors say electronic readers and learning devices should not be in the same category, though, as other screens. public schools across west virginia are closed today. teachers in and school workers are walking off the job just one year after their last strike. union officials say they had no other choice. the strike is prompted about i an education bill that diverts
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money from public schools and investes in private school vouchers and charter schools. last year's work stoppage lasted nine school days and resulted in almost daily rallies at the state capital in charleston. it also sparked teachers strikes and walkouts nationwide. you can still feel some of the ramifications, oakland teachers are set to strike on wednesday. iowa's governor will not appeal a court ruling. it would have banned most a boxes once a fetal heartbeat is dee texted. that's as early as six weeks. last month the state judge declared the ban unconstitutional before it took effect. governor kim reynolds said she won't fight the ruling. she cited last year's iowa supreme court decision that there is a fundamental right to an abortion under the state constitution. caught on video in louisiana, good samaritans rescuing a woman from a burning car. it happened on airline highway in st. john the baptist parish. the woman's car was hit by a trunk driver. the victim was transported to a
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local president who. though she's being dragged by the good samaritans she is expected to be okay. the other driver is 22-year-old richard preston, he will face drunk driving charges. also caught on video, police in tulsa, oklahoma, rescuing two young children from a suspected car jacker. >> put your hands out. >> hands up. >> hands up. hands up. hands up. >> hands up. >> [ bleep ]. >> step out. get out of the [ bleep ] car. >> get out of the car. >> get out of the car. >> this police video from last month shows officers pulling the suspect jared gilliam from a stolen car. authorities say he took the car with two children inside. while their mother was in a store. the kids were not hurt, you can see one child there, they were returned to their mom. a texas teacher getting very creative with a student who was being teased. shannon grimm noticed five-year-old priscilla perez fan wearing a hat to class to hide her hair. >> my mom cut it. >> about that time that friends
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started to call her -- call her a boy. >> so the kindergarten teacher mrs. grimm decided to chop off her own hair, waist-length hair in favor of a pixie cut just like priscilla's. >> i am going to do other things for my friends in my classroom other than just teach them. i'm going to show them the love and support that they need in order to learn. >> at a school board meeting priscilla presented mrs. grimm with a medal for being her hero during a difficult time. >> i love their watching bows. >> i do, too. a very close call for hockey commentator pierre mcguire at last night's game between columbus and tampa bay. he was preparing for his inside the glass segment when a puck whizzed by narrowly missing his face by inches. no damage did unto mcguire, the camera, though, not quite so fortunate. >> this image, this sailor in this iconic vj day photo has died. george mendonsa was the exuberant young sailor kissing a woman in new york's time square
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on august 14, 1945. the famous photo came to symbolize the end of world war ii. george mendonsa was 95 when he passed away sunday in rhode island. part of him of course will live on forever captured at the age of 22 at the end of the war in times square. >> he was only two days away from being 96 years old. sad to see him go, but, again, an image that will last. thanks for joining us. i'm christine romans. >> and i'm boris sanchez. "new day" starts right now. gilliam pbs pbs pbs below >> the president is trying to usurp congress's authority. >> you will see it get knocked out quickly. >> this is a fundamental constitutional crisis. we have to fight back. >> what we need right now is less gridlock and much more of moving our country forward. >> she radiated practicality. she's saying in my brand it's
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the common sensical candidate. >> invest in our babies. that's an investment that will pay off for generations to come. >> this is "new day" with alisyn camerota and john berman. >> it is tuesday, february 19th, 6:00 a.m. in new york. we have a lawsuit, a big one, that could stand in the way of president trump's plans for a border wall. overnight, it's a national emergency to block building the walln the states argue the president does not have the power to divert funds because it is congress that does that. it could go all the way to the supreme court and possibly last all the way through the 2020 election. >> new this

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