Daily Dispatch 1/22/19

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Daily Dispatch

January 22, 2019

Breaking: Supreme Court takes no action on DACA – meaning the earliest they will hear Trump’s case is 10 to 12 months from now, if they agree to hear it at all. Lower court rulings requiring DACA continue will remain intact until then.

This news from SCOTUS makes Trump's Saturday offer (extending DACA for three years and throwing Dems a bone on TPS) less appealing to Democrats. Which means there's currently no end in sight to the shutdown. Both sides are digging in. Here's more on the state of play from .

Related: Long shifts, no paychecks, services cut, and reports of hunger strikes – these three  show how the is impacting .

The Wall:

ProPublica teams up with The Texas Tribune to DHS’s abuse of power in a border wall land grab.

From : “Trump wall – all you need to know about US border in seven charts”

Op-ed from : “A wall to separate us from reason”

The Resistance:

Volunteers for a humanitarian group that leaves food and water in the desert for migrants traveling on foot have been of entering a wildlife refuge without a permit and abandonment of property.

From : “Bill would make New Mexico a ‘sanctuary state’”

Trump Administration Celebrates MLK Day - Hijinks Ensue:

The mere anticipation of Trump and associates trying to commemorate Martin Luther King Jr. Day is enough to make someone cringe. Here's a round-up of their efforts - and how the internet responded.

Mike Pence appeared on “Face the Nation,” citing his favorite line from King’s “I Have a Dream” speech: “Now is the time to make real the promises of democracy.” He followed up with this zinger: “That's exactly what President Trump is calling on Congress to do — come to the table in the spirit of good faith," Pence said. "We'll secure our border. We'll reopen the government, and we'll move our nation forward, as the president said yesterday, to even a broader discussion about immigration reform in the months ahead.”

Sarah Sanders had hoped to issue an innocuous tweet commemorating King: “Today we honor a great American who gave his life to right the wrong of racial inequality.” But Twitter took issue with the phrase “gave his life.”

For his part, Trump visited the MLK Memorial in DC - briefly... very briefly.

Then, for some reason, embattled Iowa Representative Steve King thought it would be a good idea to chime in. And, although he managed to squeak out a tweet that (while it used a somewhat apocryphal quote) was surprisingly unremarkable, the internet had some thoughts to share.

And the NRA thought to itself, "eh... why not?"