Tue, 23 July 2019
Democrats and Trump agree on a budget deal that neither side will be completely happy with. (PBS)
Meanwhile, DOJ officials tell Robert Mueller make his congressional testimony on Wednesday as pointless as possible. (Splinter)
And lastly, Trump turns the cartoon super-villainy up to eleven, as the White House makes plans to take food stamps away from over 3 million Americans. (Daily Beast)
And our QUICKER QUICKIES HEADLINES:
NBC News reports Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos and her family have seen profits soar since Trump’s deregulation efforts and his massive tax cuts for the rich.
Sen. Elizabeth Warren on Monday predicted an imminent economic crisis unless the Trump administration and Congress quickly pass legislation to regulate the financial sector and significantly reduce middle class household debt.
Sen. Kamala Harris and Rep. Jerry Nadler introduced a bill on Tuesday that would expunge marijuana-based convictions and use tax revenue to help create trust funds for communities impacted by the War on Drugs. (Daily Beast)
Vice reports that 26% of all climate change references have vanished from .Gov sites since Trump took office.
And Axios reports that a Louisiana police officer who suggested on Facebook that Rep. Alexandra Ocasio-Cortez should be shot was fired from his job, along with a second officer who liked his post.