German Chancellor Angela Merkel and Interior Minister Horst Seehofer. Photo: Carsten Koall/Getty Images

German Chancellor Angela Merkel’s interior minister rejected a deal on Sunday that she had clinched just days earlier with other European Union leaders to curb the migration crisis, per the Wall Street Journal.

Why it matters: Merkel is seeking to end a standoff with Horst Seehofer, the chairman of the Christian Social Union, the sister party to her Christian Democratic Union. The CSU has taken a hardline stance on immigration, and the growing tension between both parties — which have a seven-decade alliance in government — has put Merkel’s coalition government on the brink of collapse.

The backdrop: Some of the proposals under the agreement reached by the 28-nation bloc included setting up secured centers in Europe and North Africa to screen migrants to determine their eligibility and preventing migrants from relocating from one country to another.

  • Seehofer reportedly told senior party members at a closed-door gathering that the agreement is insufficient and would not slash immigration to Germany. Seehofer had called for migrants who have been registered as asylum seekers in other countries be turned away at Germany’s border.

Go deeper: Europe's immigration showdown.

Go deeper

Obama: The rest of us have to live with the consequences of what Trump's done

Photo: Joe Raedle/Getty Images

Campaigning for Joe Biden at a car rally in Miami on Saturday, Barack Obama railed against President Trump's response to the coronavirus pandemic, saying "the rest of us have to live with the consequences of what he's done."

Driving the news: With less than two weeks before the election, the Biden campaign is drawing on the former president's popularity with Democrats to drive turnout and motivate voters.

Murkowski says she'll vote to confirm Amy Coney Barrett to Supreme Court

Sen. Lisa Murkowski. Photo: Alex Edelman/AFP via Getty Images

Sen. Lisa Murkowski (R-Alaska) said Saturday that she'll vote to confirm Judge Amy Coney Barrett to the Supreme Court on Monday, despite her opposition to the process that's recently transpired.

The big picture: Murkowski's decision leaves Sen. Susan Collins (R-Maine) as the only Republican expected to vote against Barrett.