Thursday, December 22, 2016

Why I Took My Daughter to Lay Wreaths at Arlington National Cemetery - Christmas With the Presidents

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Dec. 22, 2016

Why I Took My Daughter to Lay Wreaths at Arlington National Cemetery - Christmas With the Presidents

Good morning from Washington, where lawmakers mull heading off President Obama at the pass before he declares more national monuments. Josh Siegel reports. In Ukraine, soldiers at the front tell Nolan Peterson why they fight. At Arlington National Cemetery, laying wreaths for the fallen is a family affair for Cully Stimson. Plus: Lee Edwards on presidential Christmases, Beverly Hallberg on the yuletide gift of expressing yourself, and our editor-in-chief, Rob Bluey, on your encouraging words and donations. The Daily Signal's whole team wishes you and yours a Merry Christmas. Morning Bell will return Tuesday.
Commentary

Why I Took My Daughter to Lay Wreaths at Arlington National Cemetery


Men, women, and children of every race, religion, political persuasion, and walk of life gathered in the freezing rain and cold to pay respect to those loyal men and women who served and now lay in peaceful repose at Arlington.
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"The war is not over," writes Nolan Peterson on Ukraine's war with Russia. "It is only reduced in intensity by the cease-fire. The fighting picks up each night after international cease-fire monitors have taken shelter."
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Fearing Late Action by Obama, Republicans Consider Curbing Presidential Power to Declare National Monuments


Obama has made historic use of a 110-year-old law signed by Theodore Roosevelt that gives a president unilateral authority to designate national monuments on land already owned by the federal government.
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Commentary

Christmas With the Presidents


Reflecting his ebullient personality, President Theodore Roosevelt in 1903 hosted a "carnival" for 500 children, which included dinner, dancing, entertainment, souvenirs, and an ice cream dessert in the shape of Santa Claus.
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3 Ways to Communicate Better With Your Family This Christmas


Beverly Hallberg has tips on how to communicate to the people you love how much they mean to you.
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