The Morning Dispatch: DHS Spars With New York Over Immigration

Happy Friday! Man, what a week it’s been, both inside D.C. and out—from the president’s acquittal to the (still!) ongoing insanity that was (is!) the Iowa caucuses. We’re sure next week will be much smoother. 

Quick Hits: Today’s Top Stories

  • Ahead of next week’s New Hampshire primary, the New Hampshire debate will take place tonight. Seven candidates have qualified: Bernie Sanders, Pete Buttigieg, Elizabeth Warren, Joe Biden, Amy Klobuchar, Tom Steyer, and Andrew Yang. 

  • The Yang campaign laid off dozens of staffers this week after a poor showing at the Iowa caucuses Monday. 

  • One day after his acquittal, President Trump spent his Thursday in a sequence of public appearances in which he alternately took victory laps, praised the lawmakers who helped carry him safely through the process, and uttered maledictions against those who stood in his way. His most frequent targets: Nancy Pelosi and Mitt Romney. Speaking at the National Prayer Breakfast, Trump questioned the sincerity of the faith of both politicians, saying that “I don’t like people who use their faith as a justification for doing what they know is wrong.” 

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