Week In The News: Pelosi's 'Dreamer' Stand, Budget Deal Reached, 'Treason' Alleged

Feb 9, 2018
Originally published on February 9, 2018 3:11 pm

With guest host Indira Lakshmanan.

Russia memo drama. House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi stands for Dreamers. President Donald Trump calls Democrats treasonous. And that big military parade Trump wants. Our weekly news round table goes behind the headlines.

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Eliana Johnson, national political reporter for Politico. (@elianayjohnson)

Vann Newkirk, staff writer at The Atlantic covering politics and policy. (@fivefifths)

Jack Beatty, On Point news analyst.

From The Reading List:

New York Times: Nancy Pelosi Held House Floor In Advocacy Of Dreamers For More Than 8 Hours — “Representative Nancy Pelosi, the House Democratic leader, took the House floor at 10:04 a.m. Eastern on Wednesday, intent on speaking about the young undocumented immigrants known as Dreamers.

Eight hours and seven minutes later, she quit talking.”

CNN: Trump Was ‘Joking’ When He Accused Democrats Of Treason, White House Says — “President Donald Trump was “clearly joking” Monday when he accused stone-faced Democrats of treason for not standing and applauding during his State of the Union address, according to multiple White House spokespeople.”

Washington Post: Senior White House Official To Resign After Ex-Wives’ Allegations Of Abuse — “A senior White House official said Wednesday that he would resign after his two ex-wives accused him of physical and emotional abuse, with one presenting pictures of her blackened eye.”

The federal government is back in business after a 400-billion dollar funding deal – with no deal for the Dreamers. A top Trump aide resigns after reports of domestic abuse become public. The White House stands behind him – till it doesn’t. Who knew what and when? Private space flight takes a giant leap. The stock market takes a dive. President Trump wants a parade. And Democrats want their own Russia memo released. This hour, On Point: Our weekly news roundtable goes behind the headlines. —Indira Lakshmanan

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