Day 384: Marching orders.

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Wednesday, February 7, 2018

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1/ Senate leaders struck a budget deal to increase defense and domestic spending by about $315 billion over two years.

2/ Nancy Pelosi, meanwhile, said she cannot agree to any budget deal without a vote on an immigration bill to protect Dreamers.

3/ A White House staff secretary resigned following allegations that he physically assaulted and emotional abused his two ex-wives.

4/ Trump wants a grand military parade with soldiers marching and tanks.

5/ Trump's allies are calling for a compromise when it comes to an interview with Robert Mueller.

6/ Trump still wants to talk to Mueller.

7/ Rex Tillerson: Russia is already trying to influence the 2018 midterm election.

poll/ 40% of Americans disapprove of Trump's job performance and 60% say Trump is doing more to divide the country than to unite it.


  • Democrats are contemplating a post-Pelosi party, which would likely trigger "an intraparty war," according to Rep. Alcee Hastings.

  • Democrats flipped a Missouri state House of Representatives seat that went for Trump in 2016.

  • Pence vowed that the Trump administration "will soon unveil the toughest and most aggressive round of economic sanctions on North Korea ever."

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