Nerdcast: Washington struggles to strike DACA deal

It’s time for Episode 89 of the Nerdcast, POLITICO’s podcast on the White House and politics. Tune in each week to geek out with us as we dive deep into the political landscape and the latest numbers that matter.

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DATAPOINT: 55. That’s the number of minutes that television cameras were rolling while the president discussed immigration reform and DACA with congressional leaders on Tuesday.

DATAPOINT: 200. This week the Senate Foreign Relations Committee’s top Democrat, Senator Ben Cardin, released a 200-page report on Putin’s attack on democracy and its implication on U.S. national security.

DATAPOINT: 41.3 million. That’s the number of Twitter followers Oprah Winfrey currently has. For comparison, Trump currently has 46.5 million. The comparisons between Winfrey and Trump this week have been constant, following Winfrey’s rousing #MeToo speech at the 2018 Golden Globes.

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