Democrats slam White House immigration proposal:
“Dreamers should not be held hostage to President Trump’s crusade to tear families apart and waste billions of American tax dollars on an ineffective wall,” Sen. Dick Durbin, the Illinois Democrat who has fought for protection for participants in the expiring Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program, said in a statement.
“The White House claims to be compromising because the President now agrees with the overwhelming majority of Americans that Dreamers should have a pathway to citizenship. But his plan would put the administration’s entire hardline immigration agenda — including massive cuts to legal immigration — on the backs of these young people,” Durbin said.
Melania Trump skips Davos, visits museum and heads to Florida:
A law enforcement source confirmed to CNN the first lady was on the plane, and a motorcade was seen leaving the airport.
Earlier in the day, Trump emerged from the White House for an unannounced visit to the Holocaust Memorial Museum in Washington.
“My thoughts and prayers are with the people whose lives and families were broken by the horrors of the Holocaust,” said Trump in a statement released following her visit. “Yet it is also through our shared humanity that we come together now in commemoration, strength, and love. My heart is with you, and we remember.”
Olympic Committee gives USA Gymnastics board 6 days to resign:
Scott Blackmun said USAG will lose its status as a sports governing body unless the board resigns by Wednesday and an interim board is in place by February 28.
Three top USA Gymnastics board members resigned earlier this week
, but the Indianapolis-based governing body has 18 other board positions.
Blackmun’s request comes in the wake of a scandal over sexual abuse by former national team doctor Larry Nassar, who was sentenced to 40 to 175 years in prison
“We do not base these requirements on any knowledge that any individual USAG staff or board members had a role in fostering or obscuring Nassar’s actions,” Blackmun wrote. “Our position comes from a clear sense that USAG culture needs fundamental rebuilding.”
NBA All-Star Game 2018 Rosters Revealed After Team LeBron vs. Team Stephen Draft:
The complete rosters for the 2018 NBA All-Star Game in Los Angeles were revealed Thursday after team captains LeBron James (Eastern Conference) and Stephen Curry (Western Conference) picked their squads during a conference call with league officials.
The lineups and this year’s new Jordan Brand jerseys can be viewed below:
CBS is bringing back ‘Murphy Brown’:
CBS has announced that the iconic series starring Candice Bergen is being revived with its original star set to reprise her role.
CBS and Warner Bros. have given the series, set to debut in the 2018-19 broadcast TV season, a 13-episode commitment.
Original creator Diane English is also returning.
“Murphy Brown” aired from 1988-98 and starred Bergen as an outspoken and bold anchor of a fictional newsmagazine series called “FYI.”
It goes without saying that the media and social landscapes have changed significantly since the show went off the air, and CBS indicated the series would tackle this “world of cable news, social media, fake news and a very different political and cultural climate” head-on.
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