Trump braces for challenges to emergency declaration

Damian Paletta on the details of President Trump's emergency declaration. Anthony Faiola on the continuing political battle in Venezuela. Plus, Geoffrey A. Fowler on Marie Kondo-ing your digital life.
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To build the wall
President Trump announced a state of national emergency today at the White House, where he made the case for why he is circumventing congressional powers to fund the border wall he promised during his presidential campaign.

Damian Paletta covers economic policy for The Washington Post. He tells host Martine Powers where the money will come from and what legal issues may spring up after this announcement.

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Venezuela’s political crisis gets more complicated
Protests have broken out in Venezuela’s capital where activists urge President Nicolás Maduro to step down. Venezuela’s self-declared president, Juan Guaidó, sparked these protests, and now the question is whether there can be a safe transition of power -- or a transition at all.

Anthony Faiola covers the Caribbean and South America for The Post. He says Maduro’s supporters are working with as much fervor but in the underground.

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Marie Kondo but for the cloud
Many have watched the hit Netflix show “Tidying Up With Marie Kondo” and applied her practices of determining which object in a home sparks joy, and may believe that clearing digital clutter might be their next move. Geoffrey A. Fowler, The Post’s tech columnist, spoke with Kondo about the art of tidying up tech.

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