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Sarah Sanders took a shot Hillary Clinton's new memoir Tuesday, saying it's a "sad way for her to continue in this forum":

"I think it's sad that after Hillary Clinton ran one of the most negative campaigns in history and lost, and the last chapter of her public life is going to be now defined by propping up book sales with false and reckless attacks," said Sanders.

As for whether Trump will read it? "I would think that he's pretty well versed on what happened."

Other highlights from Sanders' Tuesday briefing:

  • Trump will travel to Florida on Thursday to survey the damage from Hurricane Irma.
  • Tax reform: Sanders said tonight's dinner with senators from both parties is the first step in getting a bipartisan deal.
  • On Bannon claiming Comey's firing was a "historic error": "It's been shown in the days that followed that the president was 100% right in firing James Comey," said Sanders, noting that he leaked privileged information. The president feels "fully vindicated," she added.
  • Should the DOJ prosecute Comey for being a leaker? Sanders said it's up to them but it's something "they should certainly look at."
  • Immigration: "We want responsible immigration reform. That hasn't changed. The president's very committed to the wall."
  • Is Trump comfortable with Don Jr testifying on the Hill? "The president is comfortable with us being fully transparent and cooperative with this process."

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Democratic leaders struck an agreement with Sen. Joe Manchin (D-W.V.) on emergency unemployment insurance late Friday, clearing the way for Senate action on President Biden's $1.9 trillion stimulus package to resume after an hours-long delay.

The state of play: The Senate continued to work through votes on a series of amendments overnight into early Saturday morning.

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A panel appointed by Congress to review security measures at the Capitol is recommending several changes, including mobile fencing and a bigger Capitol police force, to safeguard the area after a riotous mob breached the building on Jan. 6.

Why it matters: Law enforcement officials have warned there could be new plots to attack the area and target lawmakers, including during a speech President Biden is expected to give to a joint session of Congress.

Financial fallout from the Texas deep freeze

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Texas has thawed out after an Arctic freeze last month threw the state into a power crisis. But the financial turmoil from power grid shock is just starting to take shape.

Why it matters: In total, electricity companies are billions of dollars short on the post-storm payments they now owe to the state's grid operator. There's no clear path for how they will pay — something being watched closely across the country as extreme weather events become more common.