Trump national emergency declaration, Michael Cohen hearings, NFL draft combine: 5 things to know Tuesday – USA TODAY

Trump national emergency declaration, Michael Cohen hearings, NFL draft combine: 5 things to know Tuesday – USA TODAY

House vote will try to stop Trump’s emergency declaration

The House is set to vote Tuesday on a resolution to try to block President Donald Trump’s declaration of a national emergency along the southern border. Trump announced the declaration as a means of freeing up billions to pay for his proposed wall along the U.S.-Mexico border after Congress failed to give him the money he demanded. Democrats have called the declaration an overreach of presidential power; their resolution, if it passes both chambers of Congress, would terminate the declaration. But Trump has vowed to veto the resolution “100 percent.” It would be the first veto of his administration.

Michael Cohen to face lawmakers in three days of hearings

President Donald Trump’s former lawyer, Michael Cohen, is scheduled to testify in Congress this week for the first time publicly since he was sentenced to prison for lying to lawmakers. He will appear in a closed session Tuesday and Thursday before the Senate and House intelligence committees, respectively. On Wednesday, he’ll appear in an open hearing of the House Oversight and Reform Committee. One obvious question looming over Cohen is whether Trump asked him to lie to Congress about negotiations to build a Trump Tower in Moscow. Lawmakers may also explore Trump’s debts and payments for the 2016 election — including payments to women who alleged affairs with Trump.

Crowded race for mayor in Chicago

Chicagoans head to the polls Tuesday to choose from a crowded field of 14 candidates vying to succeed Mayor Rahm Emanuel, who opted not to run again. Polls suggest one of the leading candidates is Bill Daley, whose father and older brother led the city for a combined four decades. But Daley and three other frontrunners have been dubbed by other candidates as the “Burke 4” for their ties to Democratic Alderman Ed Burke, who has been charged by federal officials with attempted extortion. If no candidate wins a majority of the vote — a scenario that polls show is highly likely — the top two vote-getters will face off in an April 2 runoff.

NFL scouting combine kicks off in Indy

With less than two months until the NFL draft begins in Nashville, more than 300 players are set to arrive in Indianapolis Tuesday to be evaluated and interviewed by teams. But NFL coaches and general managers will speak on Wednesday, with the possible trade of Pittsburgh Steelers wide receiver Antonio Brown sure to be a focus. The main attraction at the event could be Oklahoma quarterback Kyler Murray, the Heisman Trophy winner who this month chose to spurn a baseball career to pursue football. To get caught up on all the names you need to know, check out USA TODAY Sports’ latest mock draft, which projects the entire first round.

Hulu Live TV bill goes up while on-demand cost drops

Streaming service Hulu is updating its monthly pricing plans, decreasing the price of its entry-level, on-demand offerings while increasing the cost for live TV subscriptions. Hulu’s basic service, which includes more than 85,000 episodes of TV shows such as “This is Us” and Hulu originals including “The Handmaid’s Tale,” will now cost $5.99 monthly, a $2 reduction, which includes limited commercials. Hulu + Live TV with commercials is increasing by $5 monthly, and Hulu + Live TV with no ads is increasing by $7 monthly. The payment changes go into effect Tuesday for new subscribers; current subscribers will see the new monthly fees reflected in the subsequent billing cycle after that date. 


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