Wed, 31 July 2019
Five GOP lawmakers retire in just two weeks as Republicans brace for a wave of exits before the 2020 election.
Meanwhile, Ted Cruz begs Trump to give the rich another big tax cut after he’s done taking food stamps away from millions of Americans.
And lastly, California Governor Gavin Newsom thinks California has figured out a way to force President Trump to finally release his tax returns.
And our QUICKER QUICKIES HEADLINES:
Washington Post reports the Trump administration is set to announce that it will waive five different nuclear-related sanctions on Iran, preserving a key part of the Obama-era Iran nuclear deal.
Senate Democrats led by Tom Udall and Chuck Schumer rallied in front of the U.S. Supreme Court building on Tuesday to announce their plans to introduce a constitutional amendment to overturn the 2010 Citizens United Supreme Court decision.
William Perry Pendley, Trump’s new head of the Interior Department's public lands agency, once championed selling off federally-owned plots. (EcoNews)
And from The Hill, the Trump administration wants to scrap restrictions on arsenic-laden waste from coal-fired power plants. The EPA has proposed lifting some regulations on coal ash, the residue left after burning coal, which is filled with hazardous substances that can leach into the water supply and cause health problems.