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The Latest: Trump pushes back against aide over border wall

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on the debate over immigration (all times local):<p>6:35 a.m.<p>President Donald Trump is pushing back against his own chief of staff over the border wall with Mexico.<p>Trump tweets that "The Wall is the Wall, it has never changed or evolved from the first day I conceived of …

U.S. Politics

White House Chief of Staff Calls Trump’s Campaign Wall Promises ‘Uninformed’

WASHINGTON — President Trump’s chief of staff on Wednesday told a group of Democratic lawmakers that Mr. Trump’s campaign promise to build a wall along the Mexican border was “not fully informed,” and that the president has “evolved” on the issue of immigration, participants in the meeting said.<p>The …

U.S. Politics

Democrats dig in on immigration, shutdown risk or no

NEW YORK (AP) — Congressional Democrats aren't backing down from their threats to reject any government funding bill that isn't paired with protection for thousands of young immigrants, as hard-line liberal groups shrug off risks of a government shutdown.<p>Top Senate Democrat Chuck Schumer said …

U.S. Congress

Kelly told Dems Trump's wall promises were "uninformed"

President Trump's Chief of Staff John Kelly told congressional Democrats on Wednesday that the president's campaign promises about the border wall …

Politics

President Donald Trump Reportedly Thought Only Black People Were On Welfare

The President of the United States is required to know a lot of things to run the country. But it sounds like Donald Trump hardly knew anything about …

Donald Trump

Congressional Black Caucus Chairman Says Group Could Boycott Or "Hold Up Fists" During Trump's State Of The Union

"We could go, we could go and walk out, we could go and hold up fists... or we could not go, or we could hold our own State of the Union," CBC Chairman Cedric Richmond told BuzzFeed News' AM to DM Wednesday, adding: "We don't really care what [Trump] thinks about us."<p>The Congressional Black Caucus …

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Commentary: Trump Just Made it Easier to Deny Medicaid to Those Who Need It

The Trump administration moved recently to allow states to require “proof of work” for Medicaid recipients.<p>The idea is punitive and …

Health Care

A Government Shutdown This Year Would Be Different

Click here to get the Capital Journal Daybreak newsletter delivered to your inbox.<p>The White House insists that any political blowback from a government shutdown will be aimed at the Democrats, who are hoping to secure legal protections for Dreamers as part of a legislative package to keep the …

U.S. Politics

Democratic Congressman Apologizes To John Kelly For Questioning Military Service

Reporting on politics these days is often a constant parade of horribles where those on one side accuse or gripe about the other side, sometimes even …

Conservative View

John Kelly told Democratic lawmakers some of Trump's campaign stances were 'uninformed'

While meeting with Democrats on Wednesday, White House chief of staff John Kelly called some of President Trump's campaign stances on the border wall …

U.S. Congress

How Your Life Experience Could Help You Land a Great Job

Erica Joy Baker has had a succession of dream jobs in Silicon Valley—at Google, at Slack, and now as a senior engineering manager at Patreon, a …

Careers

Donald Trump, North Korea, Apple: Your Thursday Briefing

<i>Good morning.</i><p><i>Here’s what you need to know:</i><p><b>Trump’s views on wall have “evolved,” Kelly says</b><p>• “Build that wall!” — a rallying cry to physically protect the U.S. border with Mexico — was a central message of President Trump’s campaign. But his promise to do so was not “fully informed,” the White House …

Donald Trump

Shutdown blame game misses the broader goal

<b>The TAKE with Rick Klein</b><p>“The blame, the fault, will all lie in one place,” White House Press Secretary Sarah Sanders said yesterday, on the …

Donald Trump

How the budget debate got derailed by DACA

Congress is just a day away from another government shutdown. But unlike the deficit-fueled fights of yesteryear, today's budget showdown revolves …

Immigration

Lawmakers see path to bringing back earmarks

Lawmakers from both parties expressed support on Wednesday for reversing the House’s ban on earmarks, despite skepticism from key conservatives who …

U.S. Congress

Here Are The Black Democrats Boycotting Trump’s State Of The Union

Trump is on notice once again!Black Democrats are expected to boycott the president’s first State of the Union address on January 30 after his racist …

Women of Color

Jewish activists And Rabbis Protest On Capitol Hill In Support Of Dreamers

According to <i>Algeimeiner,</i> the demonstration was organized by coalition of US Jewish advocacy organizations, among them the Anti-Defamation League, the …

Immigration

Informing Trump: Chicagoans voice fears, anger as deportation deadline looms

Mauro Navarro of Carpentersville has lived in the U.S. under Temporary Protected Status granted immigrants from El Salvador for 17 years.<p>Before that, …

Immigration

White House Watch: Has Trump 'Evolved' on Immigration and the Wall?

<b>A West Wing source says the White House is “cautiously optimistic”</b> that a government shutdown can be avoided by the Friday spending deadline. …

U.S. Politics

John Kelly sits down with the Miami delegation to discuss immigration | Naked Politics

@alextdaugherty<p>White House chief of staff <b>John Kelly</b> made the rounds on Capitol Hill Wednesday as Congress tries to find a solution for 800,000 …

U.S. Congress

House Republican Leaders Working On Short-Term Spending Bill

<b>WASHINGTON (CBSNewYork/AP) —</b> A possible government shutdown is looming Friday if no budget deal is made in Washington.House Republican leadership …

U.S. Congress

A Programmer Turned the Saga of Abortion Access into a Video Game

We talk about a new online game that simulates the numerous obstacles women face to get the service in the US on 'The VICE Guide to Right Now Podcast.'<p>On <i>The VICE Guide to Right Now</i>, VICE's daily podcast, we delve into the biggest news of the day and give you a rundown of the stories we're reading, …

Congressional Black Caucus

Republicans lack votes to prevent a shutdown

But House leaders are confident they can round up enough support before a vote Thursday.<p>House Republicans are short of the votes they need to avoid a government shutdown, but Speaker Paul Ryan and GOP leaders remain confident they will pass a stopgap funding measure when it comes to the floor on …

U.S. Congress

ICE defends deportation of immigrant in U.S. nearly 30 years

Jorge Garcia, 39, of Lincoln Park, hugs his wife and two kids before being escorted by ICE agents to be deported to Mexico, on Jan. 15, 2018, at Detroit Metro Airport. Erik Shelley<p>DETROIT — Immigration officials are defending the deportation of Jorge Garcia, a metro Detroit man whose case has …

Immigration

Debate Continues Over What Trump Said. Does the Exact Word Matter?

Over a three-day weekend at his private club in Palm Beach, Fla., President Trump showed little or no concern about the angry reaction set off by his use of obscenities to describe the Third World countries he fears immigrants could come from under a new immigration bill. His base loved what he …

Kirstjen Nielsen

DACA makes America safer. Find a Dreamers solution now: Police chief

I urge Congress to treat this as seriously as any other national security issue, because that's what it is.<p>I’ve worked in law enforcement in Iowa for the past 25 years (14 years as a police chief). I have spent the past six-plus years as the chief of police in Marshalltown, Iowa. I can tell you …

Immigration

The VICE Morning Bulletin

Foreign governments said to use Trump hotels to "curry favor," California couple charged with holding 13 children captive in horrific conditions, Trump reportedly scorned black members of Congress, and more.<p><i>Everything you need to know about the world this morning, curated by VICE.</i><p>US News<p><b>Plenty of</b> …

Dolores O'Riordan

Joe Scarborough Implores Democrats to Shut Down Government: ‘No DACA–No Deal’

<p>On Tuesday’s <em>Morning Joe</em>, co-host Joe Scarborough made three separate impassioned pleas to Democrats to use Trump’s “shithole countries” …

Conservative View

The Congressional Hispanic Caucus spurned Carlos Curbelo, now they're backing his opponent | Naked Politics

@alextdaugherty<p>The Congressional Hispanic Caucus' political arm is gearing up against Rep. <b>Carlos Curbelo</b> after the Miami Republican caused a stir …

U.S. Congress

Sens. Cotton and Perdue are outed for lying on Trump’s behalf

There is no honor among anti-immigrant advocates and liars, I suppose. After dutifully lying on behalf of the president regarding his abhorrent language (“shithole countries”), Sens. Tom Cotton (R-Ark.) and David Perdue (R-Ga.) were outed by the White House. The Post reports:<p>Three White House …

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