ON AGAIN OFF AGAIN
WH Floats Narrow Immigration Deal, Surprising Key Lawmakers
Trump Loses on DACA, Rule of Law Wins
In trying to subvert the process of judicial review, the administration tried once again to undermine the legal system. The Court said no.
Senate Immigration Process Derails Before It Even Starts
Immigration was always going to be tricky. But, man, this isn’t going all that well.
Senators Ignore Trump DACA Demands, Focus on What Can Pass
Senate DACA negotiators say they are putting aside the president’s wish list of immigration restrictions, which may present a problem once legislation gets to the House.
Team Trump’s Next Task: Keep Him Away From Schumer
White House immigration hawks want to make sure the president stays away from a moderating influence on immigration: Chuck Schumer.
The Base vs. the Persuadables
Shutdown Split Shows the 2020 Tightrope Democrats Must Walk
The Democrats have two masters to serve—the true believers, and the people who keep electing the likes of Manchin and Heitkamp and Tester and McCaskill.
Gang of 30
Democrats’ Bold Fold Shifts Pressure Onto Trump and GOP
Democrats freed 9 million child hostages. Republicans got a Willie Horton ad.
Dems Fold on This Shutdown, but the Next One Could Be Worse
Chuck Schumer accepted Mitch McConnell’s promise to vote on Dreamers in exchange for reopening the government. If the majority leader breaks his promise, all hell will break loose.