Friday in Whitewater will be partly cloudy with a high of thirty-three. Sunrise is 7:23 AM and sunset 4:42 PM, for 9h 18m 14s of daytime. The moon is a waxing crescent with 25.4% of its visible disk illuminated.
On this day in 1887, noted conservationist Aldo Leopold is born.
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Michael Tackett and Julie Hirschfeld Davis report White House Considers Using Storm Aid Funds as a Way to Pay for the Border Wall:
President Trump traveled to the border on Thursday to warn of crime and chaos on the frontier, as White House officials considered diverting emergency aid from storm- and fire-ravaged Puerto Rico, Florida, Texas and California to build a border barrier, perhaps under an emergency declaration.
The administration appeared to be looking into just such a solution: using extraordinary emergency powers to get around Congress in funding the wall. Among the options, the White House has directed the Army Corps of Engineers to determine whether it can divert for wall construction $13.9 billion allocated last year after devastating hurricanes and wildfires, according to congressional and Defense Department officials with knowledge of the matter, who insisted on anonymity to discuss the possibility.
Administration officials are debating whether they could make such a move without the president declaring a national emergency, an action the White House counsel’s office has explored.
Nomaan Merchant reports As Trump visits border, Texas landowners prepare wall fight: