Trump fires back at Nancy P after she proposes postponing the State of the Union address. Cardi B sounds off about the government shutdown. Michael Kosta unpacks the use of crowdfunding to help unpaid federal workers.
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Immigration reform is desperately needed. Dreamers and TPS recipients need their legal status maintained and millions more need legal protection. It should be possible for those millions of immigrants working in this country to gain a route to legalization and citizenship. Instead, the Trump White House demands a border wall, more ICE, more border guards, and even less legal protection for immigrants.
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The House Freedom Caucus, a relatively new group of about 40 Republicans loosely associated with the Tea Party, has an extraordinary amount of power in this process. Any potential speaker needs the support of 218 Republicans on the floor of the House. There are currently 247 Republicans in the House. That’s a large majority but without the Freedom Caucus, no candidate can get to 218.