Tue, 13 August 2019
The Treasury Department says the U.S. budget deficit is already more than last year’s total figure. (TBB)
Meanwhile, a new poll finds that a large majority of Americans want undocumented immigrants in the US to be granted legal status. (CNN)
And lastly, Trump guts the Endangered Species Act but it’s still not evil enough for some Republicans. (NPR)
And our QUICKER QUICKIES HEADLINES:
Harry Reid is back, calling the Senate a “Graveyard” and demanding an end to the Filibuster. “The future of our country is sacrificed at the altar of the filibuster," the former Senate majority leader wrote in a New York Times op-ed.
Citizen’s For Ethics reports that Trump’s hand-picked IRS Commissioner, Charles Rettig, is earning as much as $1 million in rental income from the Trump-branded properties he co-owns.
Newsweek reports that Sonny Perdue, Trump’s Secretary of Agriculture, got boo’d after told a joke about farmers being whiners to an audience full of farmers at a farm show! Talk about not reading the room.
And the New Republic reports that Republicans are apparently getting very nervous about maintaining their stranglehold on the Lone Star State as the Texas GOP braces for a Blue Wave in 2020. Yes, that Texas.