Former Acting ICE Director Tom Homan, VA State Senator Amanda Chase & Chairman Jack Wilson on The Larry O’Connor Show 02.11.19

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Border wall negotiations hit hurdle as Democrats push for cap on number of ICE detainees (USA Today)

White House acting chief of staff Mick Mulvaney said Sunday that, whatever Congress may or may not propose in a border security compromise, President Donald Trump will get his wall on the U.S.-Mexico border.

“The president is going to build the wall,” Mulvaney said on “Fox News Sunday.” “This is going to get built with or without Congress.”

Mulvaney’s words come as another potential government shutdown looms. Lawmakers have until Friday to craft a deal that the president would sign on to. [Read More]

Omar apologizes after Dem leaders blast tweets as ‘anti-Semitic’ (The Hill)

Freshman Rep. Ilhan Omar (D-Minn.) apologized on Monday for tweets suggesting that American lawmakers were motivated by money to defend Israel.

Omar’s apology came after she spoke with Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.), who along with other House Democratic leaders called on her to apologize for the “use of anti-Semitic tropes” about Jewish people and money.

“Anti-Semitism is real and I am grateful for Jewish allies and colleagues who are educating me on the painful history of anti-Semitic tropes. My intention is never to offend my constituents or Jewish Americans as a whole. We have to always be willing to step back and think through criticism, just as I expect people to hear me when others attack me for my identity. This is why I unequivocally apologize,” Omar, one of the first two Muslim women elected to Congress, said in a statement. [Read More]

Four staffers working for Va. Lt. Gov. Justin Fairfax (D) quit their jobs Monday (The Washington Post)

A series of staffers working for Lt. Gov. Justin Fairfax (D), either in his government office or for his political action committee, resigned Monday, leaving him with just a skeleton crew as he battles calls for his resignation amid allegations he sexually assaulted two women.

Fairfax’s policy director, Adele McClure and scheduler Julia Billingsly both departed Monday, as did the two employees of his We Rise Together political action committee, Dave Mills and Courtney McCargo, said his spokeswoman Lauren Burke. The departures were first reported by the Richmond Times Dispatch. [Read More]

I’m okay with my teens dropping the occasional f-bomb. Here’s why. (The Washington Post)

I recently heard my 15-year-old daughter say the f-word while she and a friend looked at themselves in the mirror. I was surprised to hear it, but I also saw how liberating it was for her, so I didn’t stop her or point out that it sounded vulgar or wrong (like I might have if she had used it to criticize someone else). When she was 8, she was made to feel ashamed of her body because she wore a puffy purple jacket to school and a boy called her a “fat grape” on the playground. So using the word in the context of complimenting her reflection empowered her.

I was proud. [Read More]

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