Oct 13, 2017

Trump will extend DACA deadline if Congress fails, says GOP senator

Immigrant rights supporters listen as they gather at the U.S. Capitol. Photo: Pablo Martinez Monsivais / AP

President Trump will extend the March 5 deadline to end protections for Dreamers if Congress fails to find a DACA fix, reports the Washington Post. Sen. James Lankford (R-OK) told the Post that Trump said he was willing to "give it some more time" to find a "legislative solution" to the Obama-era program.

Why it matters: The bipartisan push to find a legislative fix to DACA came into question Sunday night when Trump issued a series of hardline immigration demands, including construction of the border wall, that he insisted must be enforced to allow Dreamers remain in the U.S. However, his conversation with Lankford suggests Trump is still committed to protecting Dreamers.

Go deeper: Thousands of Dreamers missed the DACA renewal deadline.

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Joe Biden places second in Nevada caucuses, ahead of Pete Buttigieg

Democratic presidential candidate and former Vice President Joe Biden a Nevada Caucus watch party in Las Vegas on Saturday. Photo: Ronda Churchill/AFP via Getty Images

Former Vice President Joe Biden secured second place in the Nevada Democratic caucuses with former Southbend Mayor Pete Buttigieg third, according to NBC News projections Sunday.

By the numbers: With almost 88% of precincts reporting, Biden has 20.9% of the Nevada votes and Buttigieg has 13.6%.

Flashback: Bernie Sanders wins Nevada caucuses

Editor's note: This is a developing news story. Please check back for updates.

Sanders reveals free childcare plan for preschoolers

Democratic presidential candidate Sen. Bernie Sanders speaks during a campaign rally on Saturday in El Paso, Texas. Photo: Cengiz Yar/Getty Images

Democratic presidential candidate Sen. Bernie Sanders announced on CBS' "60 Minutes" Sunday a new plan to guarantee free child care and pre-kindergarten to all American children from infancy to age four.

Details: In the wide-ranging interview, Sanders told Anderson Cooper he planned to pay for universal childcare with a wealth tax. "It's taxes on billionaires," he said.

Exclusive: Trump's "Deep State" hit list

Illustration: Aïda Amer/Axios. Photos: WPA Pool/Getty Pool, Drew Angerer/Getty Staff

The Trump White House and its allies, over the past 18 months, assembled detailed lists of disloyal government officials to oust — and trusted pro-Trump people to replace them — according to more than a dozen sources familiar with the effort who spoke to Axios.

Driving the news: By the time President Trump instructed his 29-year-old former body man and new head of presidential personnel to rid his government of anti-Trump officials, he'd gathered reams of material to support his suspicions.