Feb 22, 2018

Michelle Wolf named entertainer for WHCA dinner

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Comedian Michelle Wolf, best known for her work as a contributor on Comedy Central's "The Daily Show With Trevor Noah," has been named the featured entertainer at the White House Correspondents' Association's annual dinner on April 28. Wolf follows Comedy Central's Hasan Minhaj, who roasted President Trump and members of the media at least year's bash.

What we don't know: It's still unclear whether the president himself will attend the event after notoriously skipping last year's dinner. But he does plan to attend the Gridiron Club's annual dinner on March 3, which he also snubbed in 2017, so his presence remains a possibility.

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Nikki Haley poaches top conservative from Heritage Action

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Nikki Haley has hired Tim Chapman, the head of Heritage Action, to run her conservative policy group Stand For America, according to two sources with direct knowledge of the hire. Haley and Chapman confirmed the hire, which was first reported by RealClearPolitics' Philip Wegmann.

Why it matters: Chapman is among the most influential conservative policy leaders in the country. His hire is Haley's highest-profile outside recruitment since leaving her job as UN ambassador under President Trump.

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Trump has declared war on sanctuary cities

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Armed with subpoenas, lawsuits and immigration SWAT teams, the Trump administration has declared war on sanctuary cities.

The big picture: President Trump and his administration have used every available tool to try to crack down on local governments that refuse to hold immigrants in criminal custody, block immigration agents from working in county jails or deny federal authorities access to immigrants' records.