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President Trump went after "Saturday Night Live" in a Sunday tweet, after last night's season premiere lampooned Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh's Senate Judiciary hearing and featured Trump supporter Kanye West as the musical guest.

"Like many, I don’t watch Saturday Night Live (even though I past hosted it) - no longer funny, no talent or charm. It is just a political ad for the Dems. Word is that Kanye West, who put on a MAGA hat after the show (despite being told “no”), was great. He’s leading the charge!"

The big picture: Trump's long been adversarial with late-night comedians and television shows, taking the bait to mock their ratings as they endlessly roast his administration.

In the cold open, Matt Damon as Brett Kavanaugh calls himself "a keg is half-full kind of guy," and he apologizes for sassing Sen. Amy Klobuchar in an earlier answer: "I think I blacked out for a second."

  • Yelling: "I'm going to start at an 11. I'm gonna take it to about a 15 real quick."
  • "I wrote [my speech] myself last night, while screaming into an empty bag of Doritos."
  • He gets teary as he shows off "these beautiful, creepy calendars. ... You want a real investigation? Then just look at my calendars."

"Kavanaugh" says he won't quit: "I don't know the meaning of the word 'stop'!"

  • Asked about his fitness for the Supreme Court, he says: "I went to Yale!"
  • His high school buddies get new nicknames, including "Handsy Hank" — which "the liberal media is going to find some way to spin."
  • YouTube.

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Scoop: Border officials project 13,000 child migrants in May

The "El Chaparral" border crossing at Tijuana. Photo: Stringer/Picture Alliance via Getty Images

A Customs and Border Protection staffer told top administration officials Thursday the agency is projecting a peak of 13,000 unaccompanied children crossing the border in May, sources directly familiar with the discussion told Axios.

Why it matters: That projection would exceed the height of the 2019 crisis, which led to the infamous "kids-in-cages" disaster. It also underscores a rapidly escalating crisis for the Biden administration.

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U.S. strikes Iran-backed militia facilities in Syria

President Biden at the Pentagon on Feb. 10. Photo: Alex Brandon - Pool/Getty Images

The United States on Thursday carried out an airstrike against facilities in Syria linked to an Iran-backed militia group, the Pentagon announced.

The state of play: The strike, approved by President Biden, comes "in response to recent attacks against American and Coalition personnel in Iraq, and to ongoing threats to those personnel," Pentagon press secretary John Kirby said in a statement.

Senate parliamentarian rules $15 minimum wage cannot be included in relief package

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The Senate parliamentarian ruled Thursday that the provision to increase the minimum wage to $15/hour cannot be included in the broader $1.9 trillion COVID relief package.

Why it matters: It's now very likely that any increase in the minimum wage will need bipartisan support, as the provision cannot be passed with the simple Senate majority that Democrats are aiming to use for President Biden's rescue bill.