House GOP may grab parts of bipartisan Senate bill, add access to emergency savings

Retirement Bills in Congress Could Alter 401(k) Plans

wsj.com • Politics

Lawmakers are working on the biggest changes to U.S. retirement savings in more than a decade, exploring several proposals that could make it easier for small companies to offer 401(k) plans and for workers to guarantee themselves an annual income after they retire.

Trump administration is once again slashing funding

Trump slashes funding that helps people sign up for Obamacare

cnn.com • Politics

The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services announced Tuesday that it would provide only $10 million for the navigator program for this fall's open enrollment season. The move is the latest effort by the Trump administration to undermine the Affordable Care Act.

Both parties say liberal Sen. Tammy Baldwin is the front-runner in Wisconsin’s Senate race

Wisconsin Democrats fear another debacle in November

politico.com • Politics

It’s an unusual message for any candidate, but the liberal Democrat from Wisconsin is sounding the alarm after Mitch McConnell and Chuck Schumer effectively declared the first-term senator a favorite to keep her seat in November by leaving her off their lists of top-tier Senate races.

the top ongoing legal and political battles that acting Administrator Andrew Wheeler will have to tackle

Pruitt leaves behind a long to-do list

politico.com • Politics

For all his reputation as a deregulatory crusader — the trait that helped him stay atop the Environmental Protection Agency through months of ethics scandals — Pruitt’s efforts to wipe out the Obama administration’s environmental rules suffered at least five early setbacks in court.

President deliberates with advisers, who aren’t sure where he stands ahead of Monday announcement

Trump Takes a Final Look at Supreme Court Choices

wsj.com • Politics

President Donald Trump on Sunday polled outside advisers about his Supreme Court nominee and appeared to favor different finalists as the day wore on, wrestling with a decision that is crucial to his legacy and that could tip the court’s yearslong balance firmly toward conservatives.

With Justice Anthony Kennedy retiring, liberals fear the Supreme Court's tilt to the right and are looking at ideas for politically balance the bench.

Packing the Supreme Court: A last-minute gambit by the left?

foxnews.com • Politics

With President Trump planning to replace retiring Justice Anthony Kennedy, many on the left fear a Supreme Court that will regularly rule against them, even reversing landmark decisions like the one rendered in “Roe v. Wade.”

The ruling was a setback for the Trump administration's attempt to enforce immigration laws in states where leaders favor more liberal policies.

Judge largely rejects Trump bid to block California sanctuary laws

politico.com • Politics

A federal judge on Thursday rejected the bulk of a Trump administration demand to block three California sanctuary laws, allowing the state to keep in place its most significant legislative measures aimed at countering President Donald Trump’s crackdown on illegal immigration.

Strzok is undergoing internal review at the FBI over his conduct.

House Judiciary panel subpoenas FBI official who sent anti-Trump texts

washingtonpost.com • Politics

The House Judiciary Committee issued a subpoena Tuesday for former top FBI counterintelligence official Peter Strzok’s public testimony next week, after Strzok’s lawyer accused the panel of subjecting his client to “Kabuki theater” and threatened to prevent Strzok from showing up.

"The main rationale to have a bilateral meeting between Trump and Putin: let them discuss these issues and see exactly where there might be room for progress."

John Bolton on Trump-Putin meeting: Critics shouldn't develop 'case of the vapors'

foxnews.com • Politics

In his first interview since meeting with Russian President Vladimir Putin in Moscow last week, National Security Adviser John Bolton told "Fox News Sunday" that critics are wrong to suggest President Trump has been too soft on Russia.

So much has happened in the past two years that many may have forgotten what happened to Merrick Garland in the spring of 2016.

What Happened With Merrick Garland In 2016 And Why It Matters Now

npr.org • Politics

To recap, Garland was nominated to fill the 2016 vacancy on the Supreme Court created by the death that February of Justice Antonin Scalia, an icon of conservative jurisprudence.

“To the great and brave men and women of ICE, do not worry or lose your spirit,” Trump wrote in one tweet.

‘A political suicide march’: Trump aims to inflict political pain on Democrats over calls to abolish immigration enforcement agency

washingtonpost.com • Politics

President Trump on Saturday opened a new front in the immigration debate, diverting attention away from his administration’s treatment of undocumented immigrants to a broader fight over the federal agency charged with detaining and deporting them.

"This is a legacy,” said one White House Official

In Supreme Court pick, Trump can push conservative social agenda

reuters.com • Politics

With a second Supreme Court pick less than 18 months into his presidency, Donald Trump is poised to cement conservative control of the court and fire up supporters eager for a rightward shift on divisive social issues.

Wray and Rosenstein are set to testify before the House Judiciary Committee on Thursday

Dems tell Rosenstein, Wray not to bow to GOP pressure

politico.com • Politics

Democrats urged Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein and FBI Director Christopher Wray in a letter made public Thursday not to bend to pressure by congressional Republicans and hand over national security information.

The 5-4 ruling overturned a 1977 Supreme Court precedent that had permitted these so-called agency fees

Supreme Court delivers blow to organized labor in fees dispute

reuters.com • Politics

The U.S. Supreme Court on Wednesday dealt a big blow to organized labor, ruling that non-members cannot be forced in certain states to pay fees to unions representing public employees such as teachers and police, shutting off a key union revenue source.

The Florida Republican is blocking further amendments over a provision that would promote agricultural trade with Cuba

Senate farm bill stalled by Rubio's Cuba crusade

politico.com • Politics

Senate leadership's goal of holding a floor vote on the farm bill this week is now in doubt, as key farm-state lawmakers work to resolve a new demand from Sen. Marco Rubio over a provision that would promote agricultural trade with Cuba.

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