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Canadian Prime Minster Justin Trudeau said on Friday that Canada would "walk away" from NAFTA negotiations if it isn't suitable, Politico reports. "We aren't going to take any old deal," he said. "Canada is willing to walk away from NAFTA if the United States proposes a bad deal. We won't be pushed around."

Why it matters: President Trump has spoken frequently about how he believes NAFTA to be unfair to the United States, and that he would be willing to begin the withdraw process from the agreement. Monday marked the end of the sixth round of negotiations, and the three leaders "indicated that they were seeing progress emerging," Politico reports.

Go deeper: Senate Republicans lobbying Trump to stay in NAFTA.

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Cuomo advisers reportedly altered July COVID-19 nursing homes report

New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo. Photo: Seth Wenig/AFP via Getty Images

New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo's advisers successfully pushed state health officials to exclude certain data on the number of COVID-19 nursing home deaths from a July report, the Wall Street Journal reported late Thursday.

Why it matters: The changes resulted in a "significant undercount of the death toll attributed to the state’s most vulnerable population," the WSJ wrote.

Ro Khanna wary of Biden approach on Middle East

Rep. Ro Khanna. Photo: Cody Glenn/Sportsfile for Web Summit via Getty Images

An outspoken progressive Democrat is wary of President Biden’s approach to the Middle East, arguing it’s like “conceding defeat of the aspiration” to win a Nobel Peace Prize.

Why it matters: A number of members of Biden’s own party dislike his Middle East strategy, as his administration signals the region is no longer the priority it was for President Obama and his predecessors.

Democrats eye reconciliation for immigration

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Comprehensive immigration reform is a pipe dream, but some Senate Democrats are hoping to tie key immigration provisions to the next big reconciliation push.

Why it matters: Immigration is one of the most controversial and partisan issues in U.S. politics, which is why the budget reconciliation process — which allows for bills to pass the Senate with a simple majority rather than the usual 60 votes — is so attractive.

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