Trump’s Budget Cuts Deeply Into Medicaid and Anti-Poverty Efforts

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Trump’s Budget Cuts Deeply Into Medicaid and Anti-Poverty Efforts

New York Times
Workers at the Government Publishing Office preparing the 2018 budget to be bound last week in Washington. Credit Jim Lo Scalzo/European Pressphoto Agency.

Republican redistricting is taking a beating in the courts (again)

Washington Post
This post has been updated with other experts weighing in on the implications of the North Carolina case on other gerrymandering cases.

Police find Nazi items, explosives during murder probe

ABC News
This photo made available Saturday, May 20, 2017, by the Tampa Police Department, Fla., shows Devon Arthurs, 18. A man arrested after leading police to the bodies of his two roommates told officers that he killed them because they were neo-Nazis who …

Lawmaker apologizes after saying leaders ‘should be LYNCHED’ for removing Confederate statues

Washington Post
A Mississippi state lawmaker is under fire after calling for the lynching of leaders who supported the recent removal of Confederate monuments in Louisiana.

Texas bill allows child agencies to deny services based on religion. Some say it targets LGBT families.

Washington Post
The Texas Senate has passed a bill that protects state-funded foster care and adoption agencies that want to make decisions about child care and child placement based on “sincerely held religious beliefs.

DeVos says Washington will not mandate ‘school choice’

Education Secretary Betsy DeVos promised Monday night that the Trump administration would propose “the most ambitious expansion of education choice in our nation’s history,” but said that states, rather than Washington, D.C.

Ethics Agency Rejects White House Move To Block Ethics Waiver Disclosures

Updated at 10:08 p.m. ET. The Office of Government Ethics has rejected a White House attempt to block the agency’s compilation of federal ethics rules waivers granted to officials hired into the Trump administration from corporations and lobbying firms.

Chris Christie: I warned Trump about Flynn

Washington (CNN) New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie said on Monday that if it were up to him, retired Lt. Gen. Michael Flynn never would have had a White House job.

U-Md. student arrested in fatal campus stabbing to remain in jail; attorney says alcohol may have role

Washington Post
A lawyer for a University of Maryland student accused of fatally stabbing a Bowie State University student said alcohol and substance abuse may have been factors in a case that also is being investigated as a hate crime.

Sessions Narrows Trump’s Order Against Sanctuary Cities

New York Times
Attorney General Jeff Sessions suggested that new conditions might be attached to future grants. Credit Win McNamee/Getty Images. Attorney General Jeff Sessions on Monday clarified President Trump’s executive order on so-called sanctuary cities

DC-area forecast: Rain likely today, and the gray weather continues into Thursday

Washington Post
TODAY’S DAILY DIGIT A somewhat subjective rating of the day’s weather, on a scale of 0 to 10. 4/10: This gray May way at least puts summer heat on delay.

The Latest: House oversight panel postpones Russia hearing

Washington Post
WASHINGTON – The Latest on ongoing investigations into Russia’s alleged interference with the U.S. election (all times local):.

Mar-a-Lago Sinkhole Gets Bigger

A Mar-a-Lago sinkhole made getting into and out of President Donald Trump’s “Florida White House” a little more difficult on Monday.

Problem passenger allowed to board flight

KITV Honolulu
Many people are asking the question: Why was problem passenger Anil Uskanli allowed on Friday’s flight to Honolulu in the first place?

Over 700000 foreigners overstayed their visas in 2016, says new DHS report

ABC News
More than half a million foreigners stayed in the United States after their visas expired during the last fiscal year, according to a new report released by the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Monday.

GOP Bill Could Undercut Some Coverage In Job-Based Insurance

Would the House Republican health care bill impact insurance provided by employers? And why don’t people without insurance just go to an emergency room for regular care?

What Scandal? In Montana Race, a Republican Is Following the Trump Playbook

New York Times
Greg Gianforte, a Republican candidate for Congress, posed with attendees at a campaign rally last month in Billings, Mont. Credit Jenna Schoenefeld for The New York Times.

A difficult task in selecting jury for Bill Cosby trial

The Boston Globe
PITTSBURGH – One-third of the potential 100 jurors in the first round of jury selection for the Bill Cosby sexual-assault trial said Monday they’ve already formed an opinion about the guilt or innocence of the legendary comedian.

California Democrats choose new chair as divisions break into the open

Washington Post
At their weekend convention in Sacramento, California Democrats elected a new chairman, heard updates on the fight in Congress from the key player in the Trump/Russia investigation, and were encouraged to make universal health-care coverage happen …

TRACKING: Showers, flash flood watches continue through Tuesday

WSOC Charlotte
TUESDAY: A large, slow-moving weather system continues to push through the Carolinas this morning. [LINK: INTERACTIVE RADAR]. Watch for wet pavement as you head out on the roadways, with steady to moderate pockets of rain falling across the metro …

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