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Newt Gingrich: Rev. King’s message at odds with identity politics, bigotry

On Martin Luther King Day on Monday, when we honor the life and work of the great civil rights leader who changed our nation for the better and helped end bigoted and exclusionary policies against African- Americans, we should also remember his message applies to bias and bigotry in all its forms.

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Women’s marches kick off with focus on 2020 and progressive policies

Demonstrators are gathering for the Women’s March in Washington and related rallies across the country Saturday, with many of the movement’s supporters looking to channel two years of momentum and common cause against President Donald Trump into progressive policies.

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Axios: Trump to propose DACA, TPS extensions for wall

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Could this be the deal that breaks the logjam — or is it a bluff that intends to break Nancy Pelosi’s public support? In his 3 pm ET address today, Axios reports that Donald Trump will offer to extend both the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program as well as temporary protected status (TPS) for his $5.7 billion funding for a border wall. Such an offer could reset the political ground, and might have some moderate Democrats in favor of grabbing what they can to end the shutdown:

The offer is expected to include Trump’s $5.7 billion demand for wall money in exchange for the BRIDGE Act — which would extend protections for Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) — and also legislation to extend the legal status of Temporary Protected Status (TPS) holders, according to a source with direct knowledge.

CNN’s Jeremy Diamond confirmed the story a little later in the morning. Jonathan Swan reports that Mike Pence has been working Capitol Hill to get some kind of swap that will allow both sides to declare victory. Republicans aren’t the only ones working the aisles, however. Swan also notes that some Democrats have tried to work this from the other side by increasing border-security spending in their latest funding bill, intending to put pressure back on Trump to accept other security measures besides a wall:

House Democrats have added more than $1 billion in border-related spending to a package of funding bills that would reopen most of the government, even as President Trump said he would have a “major announcement” on Saturday about the border and the shutdown stalemate. …

The proposal to include more spending on border measures is scheduled for a vote next week, according to two senior Democratic officials. The plan reflects a shift in strategy by congressional Democrats, who have maintained that they would not give the president a counterproposal until he drops his insistence on a wall and signs legislation to reopen the government. It is an attempt to rebut Mr. Trump’s repeated portrayal of Democrats as opponents of border security and their denunciation of his wall as an embrace of open borders.

About half the money, $524 million, would be for additional infrastructure at ports of entry on the border, one Democrat said, speaking on the condition of anonymity because the plans have not been formally announced, while $563 million more would be inserted to fund 75 immigration judges, who adjudicate the claims of migrants who make asylum claims at the border.

That’s clearly going to be insufficient, even for public-relations purposes. The pressing issue at the border isn’t the infrastructure at the ports of entry; it’s how many people avoid ports of entry by crossing elsewhere on the 1900-mile frontier. When we’ve solved the latter, or at least greatly mitigated it, we’ll see more people presenting themselves properly at ports of entry, and fewer resources will have to be used to prevent entries elsewhere. At that point we’ll need more infrastructure spending at ports of entry, but it’s a question of sequencing and priorities.

Will Trump’s offer be any more effective? Possibly, because DACA is important enough to Democrats that Chuck Schumer initiated a government shutdown almost exactly a year ago to rescue it. He took a beating over it from his own constituencies when he retreated on the shutdown. DACA advocates have been waiting a long time for Democrats to deliver a win for the program, and it will be tough to pass this up. Plus, Democrats have been advocating hard for TPS extensions since the Trump administration began to cut them off. They would get two wins — albeit temporary — in trade for a portion of the wall. It’s going to be tough to explain to the “dreamers” that Democrats thought it better to leave them at risk of deportation rather than build a wall that won’t bother them one bit.

That might be enough for Pelosi’s frosh class in the House. Most of them came from districts that had elected Republicans in the past, and some of them won by pledging not to support Pelosi and her hard-Left agenda. Winning extensions on DACA and TPS while ending a very unpopular shutdown might appeal a great deal to them as we approach its monthiversary. If she turns it down, Pelosi might face a palace revolt within weeks of her installation as Speaker. With enmity running as high as it is between Pelosi and Trump, though, it almost seems impossible that she will accept any funding for the wall, period.

It’s a bit curious that Trump’s coming out with the first significant shift off of opening positions. The Art of the Deal author would likely remind anyone under any other circumstances that the person who blinks first is the loser in a standoff. In this situation, though, that might be reversed, given the obstinacy on both sides that have characterized this shutdown. Until 3 pm ET today, this has been Trump’s shutdown because of his insistence on a wall without any tradeoffs to benefit Democrats politically. If he makes this offer, it might change the political dynamic just from the reasonableness of the proposal.

Bear in mind, however, that this deal was obvious from Day 1 of the shutdown, and since last year’s shutdown too. Neither side had any incentives to help the other side save a little face until now. In fact, the DACA/TPS-for-wall swap is the obvious permanent solution, too: $25 billion for the entire wall project in exchange for a statutory DACA program and new parameters for existing TPS refugees. Both sides keep selling their voters on triumphalism rather than compromise, which is why voters look for disruptors rather than effective governance.

And that’s why we’re heading toward Month Two of the shutdown, unless Pelosi decides that half a loaf is better than none. Or more to the point, unless Pelosi realizes that she’ll own the shutdown if she doesn’t take the deal.

The post Axios: Trump to propose DACA, TPS extensions for wall appeared first on Hot Air.

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Trump accuses Pelosi of being ‘controlled by the radical left,’ hours before White House statement on shutdown

President Trump on aturday accused House Speaker Nancy Pelosi of being controlled by the far-left, hours before he is due to make an “important” White House announcement on the partial government shutdown and border security.

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Three Carnival Cruise Line passengers sue for injuries after viral ship tilt

The trio reportedly suffered injuries when the Carnival Sunshine ship dramatically resulting in Titanic-like mayhem during an October trip .

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Serena Williams consoles Ukrainian teen after winning match: ‘Don’t cry’

Serena Williams consoled Ukrainian tennis player Dayana Yastremska after beating her Saturday at the Australian Open in Melbourne, Australia.

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BuzzFeed Trump story was always dubious but ABC, CBS, NBC still spent over 27 minutes on it

Despite the fact that the BuzzFeed News story was not confirmed by — well — any news outlet from when it was first published to the statement from Mueller’s team, the broadcast networks devoted 27 minutes and 33 second on their Friday morning and evening newscasts (minus opening teases) to a story that, for lack of a better term, has been sunk.

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