President Donald Trump after his State of the Union address. Photo: Chip Somodevilla / Getty Images

President Trump told Republicans at the GOP retreat in West Virginia Thursday that the Senate should vote on the White House's immigration framework — a plan that includes a permanent solution on DACA, secures the border, ends chain migration, and cancels the visa lottery. "Those are the four pillars," said Trump.

Why it matters: During his State of the Union address on Tuesday, Trump called for a "fair compromise" on immigration, but as Axios' Dave Lawler reported, it "sparked the first jeers of the night from some Democrats."

In true Trump fashion, the president also touted his accomplishments while looking back on 2017:

"That was one of the greatest years in the history of politics," said Trump. "I've kept one promise after another and we're just getting started ... Now we've fulfilled far more promises than we promised ... I call it promises plus."

Other highlights:

  • On DACA: Trump said not to "fall into the trap" of calling young immigrants Dreamers, reiterating his SOTU line that "Americans are dreamers too."
  • When he mentioned African American unemployment at SOTU... "[T]here was zero movement from the Democrats. They sat there stone cold ... you would've thought that on that one they would've at least clapped a little bit."
  • Bipartisanship: "We have to be willing to give a little in order for our country to gain a whole lot. If we're united...we have really fulfilled a solemn promise."

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Campaigning for Joe Biden at a car rally in Miami on Saturday, Barack Obama railed against President Trump's response to the coronavirus pandemic, saying "the rest of us have to live with the consequences of what he's done."

Driving the news: With less than two weeks before the election, the Biden campaign is drawing on the former president's popularity with Democrats to drive turnout and motivate voters.

Murkowski says she'll vote to confirm Amy Coney Barrett to Supreme Court

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Sen. Lisa Murkowski (R-Alaska) said Saturday that she'll vote to confirm Judge Amy Coney Barrett to the Supreme Court on Monday, despite her opposition to the process that's recently transpired.

The big picture: Murkowski's decision leaves Sen. Susan Collins (R-Maine) as the only Republican expected to vote against Barrett.

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