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Trump called Pelosi Thursday and agreed to tweet assurances for DACA recipients

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Donald Trump on Thursday called House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (D-CA), and agreed to send out a tweet reassuring Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) recipients their immediate status is not in jeopardy following the president’s decision to end the Obama-era immigration program, the New York Times’ Maggie Haberman reports.

“For all of those (DACA) that are concerned about your status during the 6 month period, you have nothing to worry about – No action!” Trump tweeted on Thursday. The president’s assurances are unlikely to quell fears among DACA recipients over the fate of the program that shielded young undocumented immigrants from deportation. The Trump administration on Tuesday drew bipartisan criticism after it formally announced the end of DACA, instead providing Congress a six-month window to act.

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A Democratic aide told Time’s Nash Jenkins the president spoke with Pelosi Thursday morning and was asked by the minority leader to tweet about the program. The phone call took place one day after Trump shocked members of his own party by agreeing to a three-month debt-limit extension proposed by Pelosi and Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-NY). That decision blindsided Speaker of the House Paul Ryan(R-WI), who hour earlier accused Democrats of “playing politics” by tying the debt ceiling to relief funding for Hurricane Harvey, which struck Texas last week.

Haberman clarified Trump called Pelosi, and the Democratic leader requested the president send a clear message that Dreamers are not in immediate danger of deportation.

Pelosi will hold a press conference Thursday morning. Meanwhile, Trump is hosting dinner for Ryan Thursday night.


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Former FBI agent explains why Trump just opened himself to more legal problems

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Former FBI agent Asha Rangappa explained that the recent revelations that President Donald Trump made a promise to a foreign leader that made an intelligence official uncomfortable enough to declare themselves a whistleblower.

Rangapp explained that the President has a fairly wide latitude to conduct foreign affairs as he sees fit. But "when it comes to the 'outside world,' the President represents the sovereign: He is basically the voice of the United States and can negotiate with world leaders on its behalf."

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New York cop who became El Chapo’s security guard arrested for selling cocaine and taking bribes

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A New York cop is being prosecuted after he was outed for selling cocaine and taking bribes after he went to work for drug kingpin El Chapo.

The New York Daily News reported Wednesday that Officer Ishmael Bailey had his bail set at $50,000 after he was arrested and arraigned in Queens Criminal Court. He was charged with possession and sale of narcotics, conspiracy, bribe receiving as a public servant and failing to perform duties as a public servant.

Lawyer Jeff Cohen argued that Bailey had two children and had to pay child support. The lawyer explained that Bailey “does understand the severity of his charges.”

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A veteran teacher explains why Trump is incapable of learning

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While dyslexia has been mentioned now and then as one of the reasons Donald Trump is so ignorant of what it takes to govern in a free society, I want to explore it as foundational to his inability to learn and grow while in office—and also as a way to link disparate troubling elements in his makeup.

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