Feb 7, 2018

Sanders: White House is "hopeful" about DACA deal with Congress

Sarah Sanders briefs the press. Photo: Drew Angerer / Getty Images

White House Press Secretary Sarah Sanders told the press in a briefing on Wednesday that the President is "hopeful" for a deal on DACA with Congress.

Why it matters: Congress has until Thursday at midnight to finalize the latest proposed budget deal, or risk another government shutdown. House Minority Leader Rep. Nancy Pelosi said Wednesday morning that she would not support a deal that didn't include legislation to protect Dreamers, while Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell and Minority Leader Chuck Schumer said they reached a deal on a two-year funding deal that excludes a DACA provision.

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  • U.S. Defense Secretary James Mattis spoke to the press at the briefing saying that a government shutdown "would be very damaging to the military...it paralyzes everything that we do."
  • On the reported planning of a military parade, Mattis said the department is "putting together some options," and that Trump's "fondness for the military is reflected in him asking for a parade."
  • Sanders said the White House hasn't "made a final decision" about a military parade, but that Trump is "exploring different ways that he can highlight and show the pride that we have in the military."

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Police officer in George Floyd killing arrested

A protester with a sign with George Floyd's last words. Photo: Stephen Maturen/Getty Images

Derrick Chauvin, the Minneapolis police officer involved in the killing of George Floyd, was taken into custody Friday by Minnesota's Bureau of Criminal Apprehension, according to the Star Tribune's Briana Bierschbach.

The state of play: Minnesota Department of Public Safety Commissioner John Harrington said that there was no additional charging information yet, as that decision is in the jurisdiction of the Hennepin County Attorney's Office.

Trump forces fateful choices on Twitter and Facebook

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President Trump's war with Twitter is confronting social media platforms with a hard dilemma: whether to take fuller responsibility for what people say on their services, or to step back and assume a more quasi-governmental role.

The big picture: Facebook is trying to be more like a government committing to impartiality and protecting free speech and building mechanisms for arbitration. Twitter, pushed by Trump's inflammatory messages, is opting to more aggressively enforce conduct rules on its private property, like a mall owner enforcing rules inside the gates.

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Coronavirus dashboard

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  1. Global: Total confirmed cases as of 1 p.m. ET: 5,851,494 — Total deaths: 362,238 — Total recoveries — 2,445,181Map.
  2. U.S.: Total confirmed cases as of 1 p.m. ET: 1,729,185 — Total deaths: 101,706 — Total recoveries: 399,991 — Total tested: 15,646,041Map.
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