POLITICO Playbook: How to think about Pelosi’s standoff with The Squad

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Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) and Rep. Alexandria Ocasio Cortez (D-N.Y.)

Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.), left, talks with Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-N.Y.), right, and her mother Blanca Ocasio-Cortez, center, during a ceremonial swearing-in on Thursday, Jan. 3. | Susan Walsh/AP Photo


BREAKING OVERNIGHT … NYT: “U.S. Prepares to Arrest Thousands of Immigrant Family Members,” by Caitlin Dickerson and Zolan Kanno-Young: “Nationwide raids to arrest thousands of members of undocumented families have been scheduled to begin Sunday, according to two current and one former homeland security officials, moving forward with a rapidly changing operation, the final details of which remain in flux. The operation, backed by President Trump, had been postponed, partly because of resistance among officials at his own immigration agency.

“The raids, which will be conducted by Immigration and Customs Enforcement over multiple days, will

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