Breaking: Trump, Schumer, Pelosi Make DACA Deal

 

Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer and House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi had dinner at the White House Wednesday night. Upon its conclusion, they announced that they have reached an agreement with the President to “enshrine the protections of DACA into law.” What isn’t included in the agreement? The wall:

We had a very productive meeting at the White House with the President. The discussion focused on DACA. We agreed to enshrine the protections of DACA into law quickly, and to work out a package of border security, excluding the wall, that’s acceptable to both sides.

Update: The White House responds.

Update II: POTUS responds.

 

 

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  1. Admin

    Alternate headline: “Pelosi and Schumer Make Deal with Literally Hitler.”

    So we’re progressing according to Scott Adams’ prediction that by the end of the year people will say that Trump is competent and getting things done.

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    • September 13, 2017 at 7:27 pm
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  2. Member

    Max Ledoux (View Comment):
    Alternate headline: “Pelosi and Schumer Make Deal with Literally Hitler.”

    So we’re progressing according to Scott Adams’ prediction that by the end of the year people will say that Trump is competent and getting democrat things done.

    FIFY.

    • #2
    • September 13, 2017 at 7:29 pm
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  3. Admin

    The King Prawn (View Comment):

    Max Ledoux (View Comment):
    Alternate headline: “Pelosi and Schumer Make Deal with Literally Hitler.”

    So we’re progressing according to Scott Adams’ prediction that by the end of the year people will say that Trump is competent and getting democrat things done.

    FIFY.

    See the update to the OP.

    • #3
    • September 13, 2017 at 7:31 pm
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    CJ

    And so the infinite amnesty loop continues.

    My theory is that Democrats want to keep legal immigration quotas low, thus keeping illegal immigration high, so they can swoop in every couple of decades to save the day as the heroic amnesty champions.

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    • September 13, 2017 at 7:32 pm
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  5. Thatcher

    At least us open border types are “winning.” ;)

    • #5
    • September 13, 2017 at 7:32 pm
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  6. Member

    Max Ledoux (View Comment):

    The King Prawn (View Comment):

    Max Ledoux (View Comment):
    Alternate headline: “Pelosi and Schumer Make Deal with Literally Hitler.”

    So we’re progressing according to Scott Adams’ prediction that by the end of the year people will say that Trump is competent and getting democrat things done.

    FIFY.

    See the update to the OP.

    It was there when I commented.

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    • September 13, 2017 at 7:33 pm
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  7. Reagan

    Ann Coulter must be having an aneurism.

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    • September 13, 2017 at 7:33 pm
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  8. Podcaster

    I don’t believe the minority leaders have the votes to agree on anything. They have to deliver GOP votes – votes that Ryan and McConnell have been unable to deliver.

    But we mustn’t let those kind of facts interfere with our narrative.

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    • September 13, 2017 at 7:39 pm
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  9. Thatcher

    EJHill (View Comment):
    I don’t believe the minority leaders have the votes to agree on anything. They have to deliver GOP votes – votes that Ryan and McConnell have been unable to deliver.

    But we mustn’t let those kind of fact interfere with our narrative.

    They must deliver far fewer than Ryan and McConnell to get something passed. And to be fair, Ryan has had more success getting the votes than McConnel.

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    • September 13, 2017 at 7:41 pm
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  10. Coolidge

    The question on my mind is, did Paul Ryan and Mitch McConnell ever think their loyalty would be reciprocated? And if so, why?

    • #10
    • September 13, 2017 at 7:42 pm
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  11. Thatcher

    Max Ledoux (View Comment):
    Alternate headline: “Pelosi and Schumer Make Deal with Literally Hitler.”

    So we’re progressing according to Scott Adams’ prediction that by the end of the year people will say that Trump is competent and getting things done.

    Great alternate. I am starting to realize that Trump literally has no choice in dealing with the Leftists because the Right in Congress has not been on speaking terms with the Left in many years, and with McCain, Murkowski, and Collins preventing any progress in the GOP, the GOP leadership cannot accomplish anything. Literally everything the GOP tries to get passed has to pass through the ‘MMC’ filter, and those three jerks aren’t allowing anything to pass. It reminds me of the years with Reid running the Senate and nothing the House did ever made it even to the floor of the Senate.

    Maybe we need EJ to make a “You Shall Not Pass” Meme except with McCain instead of Gandalf.

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    • September 13, 2017 at 7:44 pm
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    Bombgineer (View Comment):
    The question on my mind is, did Paul Ryan and Mitch McConnell ever think their loyalty would be reciprocated? And if so, why?

    Loyalty to who. Their pay masters. Phoooie on them

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    • September 13, 2017 at 7:49 pm
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  13. Thatcher

    EJHill (View Comment):
    I don’t believe the minority leaders have the votes to agree on anything. They have to deliver GOP votes – votes that Ryan and McConnell have been unable to deliver.

    But we mustn’t let those kind of facts interfere with our narrative.

    Roger that, EJ. You can’t “strike a deal” with the Minority Party. It means nothing. But if it gets everyone in Congress at least talking about it, then it is a Trump win.

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    • September 13, 2017 at 7:51 pm
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  14. Podcaster

    Marc Short, the White House Legisative Director says the press release from the Minority is misleading. POTUS is open to clean bills for both DACA fix and wall funding and that no deal has been reached.

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    • September 13, 2017 at 7:52 pm
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    Bombgineer (View Comment):

    The question on my mind is, did Paul Ryan and Mitch McConnell ever think their loyalty would be reciprocated?

    Their what? To whom or to what? Huh?

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    • September 13, 2017 at 7:54 pm
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  16. Member

    This was my greatest fear of a Trump presidency. The GOP caucus almost deserves this due to their incompetence. If they could pass anything this wouldn’t be happening.

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    • September 13, 2017 at 7:54 pm
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  17. Thatcher

    Well I have always said Trump is more of a old school Democrat with fiscal conservative leanings. This pretty much proves it.

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    • September 13, 2017 at 8:11 pm
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  18. Thatcher

    EJHill (View Comment):
    I don’t believe the minority leaders have the votes to agree on anything. They have to deliver GOP votes – votes that Ryan and McConnell have been unable to deliver.

    But we mustn’t let those kind of facts interfere with our narrative.

    Well EJ they had the votes on the debt limit/spending deal with the House and Senate leadership bitterly opposed. Here, McConnell and Ryan have already signalled their alacrity to get this bill done.

    Obama and 59 Democratic senators couldn’t get DACA into the federal register. Now with GOP control of all three branches of government the dream becomes the reality.

    Failure Theatre on the Senate filibuster will be nail biting suspense. We really need Dr. Paul Bearer and Count Floyd on C-SPAN.

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    • September 13, 2017 at 8:14 pm
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    Quake Voter (View Comment):
    Well EJ they had the votes on the debt limit/spending deal with the House and Senate leadership bitterly opposed.

    That passed the Senate with 80 votes and the House with, I think, 316 votes. It was hugely bipartisan.

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    • September 13, 2017 at 8:20 pm
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  20. Reagan

    EJHill (View Comment):
    I don’t believe the minority leaders have the votes to agree on anything. They have to deliver GOP votes – votes that Ryan and McConnell have been unable to deliver.

    But we mustn’t let those kind of facts interfere with our narrative.

    I don’t imagine it’s going to be very hard to get a handful of republican votes for DACA, border security and no wall. DACA’s a widely popular and eminently decent and reasonable policy, even if Obama did overreach by implementing it unilaterally. Border security is republican orthodoxy. And “the Wall” is a stupid white elephant.

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    • September 13, 2017 at 8:21 pm
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  21. Thatcher

    Max Ledoux (View Comment):

    Quake Voter (View Comment):
    Well EJ they had the votes on the debt limit/spending deal with the House and Senate leadership bitterly opposed.

    That passed the Senate with 80 votes and the House with, I think, 316 votes. It was hugely bipartisan.

    But was it a hugely bipartisan result or a hugely bipartisan vote? Is it a positive sign that the GOP can be rolled that easily?

    DACA approval without rock-solid restrictions against chain migration and a national E-Verify program and with a pathway to citizenship at the front of the line is Bush-league bargaining. We’ll see.

    I’m betting on Bush-league.

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    • September 13, 2017 at 8:29 pm
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  22. Member

    OK, they “reached an agreement.” Specifics, please.

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    • September 13, 2017 at 8:30 pm
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    BD1

    McMaster must go.

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    • September 13, 2017 at 8:31 pm
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  24. Inactive

    I don’t know if this report will turn out to be accurate, or if it’s currently accurate but Trump will change his mind tomorrow, but for the moment all I have to say is hahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahhahahahahahahahahahah.

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    • September 13, 2017 at 8:35 pm
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    JcTPatriot (View Comment):
    I am starting to realize that Trump literally has no choice in dealing with the Leftists…

    You, of course, realize he has the choice of doing literally nothing, right? Doing nothing would be an improvement on most administrations.

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    • September 13, 2017 at 8:38 pm
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  26. Member

    Trump won’t be getting my support on this one. I normally am something of a fan, but not on this. I believe we should be restricting immigration massively until the labor low skill labor glut is gone. This is just encouraging massive amounts of illegal border crossing with children in the near future.

    How about we have a bet. Do border apprehension and deaths while trying to cross go up or down in the next few months?

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    • September 13, 2017 at 8:44 pm
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    Fake John/Jane Galt (View Comment):
    with fiscal conservative leanings.

    I’m not sure a guy who has lost a billion dollars of other ppl’s money, had multiple bankruptcies, and plates his fixtures in gold could fairly be described as having “fiscal conservative leanings.”

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    • September 13, 2017 at 8:46 pm
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  28. Contributor

    Taxes will be the next Trump / Schumer / Pelosi product, one suspects:

    “He was very explicit in saying that there would be no tax cut in this package for the wealthy,” said Rep. Peter Welch (D-Vt.), referring to a pledge by Trump on Wednesday that would mark a notable departure from his previous proposals. “At one point, he said they may have to pay a little more.”

    A few more notable departures, and we may see some Strange New Respect and Growing in Office think-pieces in the WaPo and NYT.

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    • September 13, 2017 at 8:54 pm
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  29. Thatcher

    Moderator Note:

    Insulting fellow members.

    EJHill (View Comment):
    Marc Short, the White House Legisative Director says the press release from the Minority is misleading. POTUS is open to clean bills for both DACA fix and wall funding and that no deal has been reached.

    [Redacted.]

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    • September 13, 2017 at 8:57 pm
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  30. Thatcher

    Mañana va a ser muy interesante.

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    • September 13, 2017 at 9:03 pm
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