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Arrests at the border are way down, but seizures of immigrants in the interior of the country are up. The Trump administration says the crackdown is about increasing safety, but many of the immigrants being swept up are law-abiding. In the rush to deport, should more distinction be made between the criminals we were told would go, and productive folks with families and deep community ties?
In the midst of a last-minute scramble to round up votes for the unpopular tax bill, news outlets are reporting that Speaker Paul Ryan is planning to retire after the 2018 elections -- and may be out of the speaker's chair even sooner. He's facing hard legislating ahead that could raise the ire of his conservative rivals. And his Democratic challenger in Wisconsin is showing surprising strength.
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