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President Trump responded Friday to Attorney General Jeff Sessions' statement pushing back on Trump for belittling him in a Fox News interview. Trump, in back-to-back tweets, directed Sessions to "look into all of the corruption on the 'other' side," and prodded him by saying, "Come on Jeff, you can do it, the country is waiting!"

Be smart: Following Trump and Sessions' war of words yesterday, the two had an awkward meeting at the White House, during which they didn't say a word about their confrontation, a source with direct knowledge told Axios. And while Trump has an aversion to in-person confrontation, he seems to have no problem going after others from behind his phone.

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And later... Trump, responding to the news that the leaker of an NSA Russian hacking report, Reality Winner, was sentenced to 5 years, called on Sessions to go after Hillary Clinton, too:

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CPAC Republicans choose conservatism over constituents

Rep. Matt Gaetz. Photo: Elijah Nouvelage/Bloomberg via Getty Images

CPAC proved such a draw, conservative Republicans chose the conference over their constituents.

Why it matters: More than a dozen House Republicans voted by proxy on the $1.9 trillion COVID-19 relief bill in Washington so they could speak at the Conservative Political Action Conference, known as CPAC. And Sen. Ted Cruz skipped an Air Force One flight as President Biden flew to Cruz's hometown of Houston to survey storm damage.

Border Democrat warns Biden about immigrant fallout

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A Democratic lawmaker representing a border district warned the Biden administration against easing up too much on unauthorized immigrants, citing their impact on his constituents, local hospitals and their potential to spread the coronavirus.

Why it matters: Rep. Henry Cuellar (D-Texas) told Axios he supports President Biden. But the moderate said he sees the downsides of efforts to placate pro-immigrant groups, an effort that threatens to blow up on the administration.

In CPAC speech, Trump says he won't start a 3rd party

Trump at CPAC on Feb. 28 in Orlando, Florida. Photo: Courtesy of C-SPAN.

In his first public speech since leaving office, former President Trump told the audience at the Conservative Political Action Conference (CPAC) that he would not start a third party because "we have the Republican party."

Why it matters: The former president aims to cement himself as Republicans' "presumptive 2024 nominee" as his top contenders — including former members of his administration — face the challenge of running against the GOP's most popular politician.