October 23, 2020

October 23, 2020

Top News

  • Senate Republicans fume as Mnuchin gives ground to Pelosi in search of deal. Washington Post
  • Amy Coney Barrett Moves A Step Closer To Confirmation After Judiciary Committee Vote. NPR
  • Six Takeaways From the Final Presidential Debate. New York Times
  • New cases hit three-month high as Covid-19 hospitalizations soar. CNN
  • The nation’s cartoonists on the week in politics. Politico

Energy & Natural Resources

  • There’s A Lot At Stake For The Climate In The 2020 Election. NPR
  • Belching Cows and Endless Feedlots: Fixing Cattle’s Climate Issues. New York Times
  • DOE campaign drives $95M in building energy cost savings. Smart Cities Dive
  • Geothermal energy is poised for a big breakout. Vox
  • U.S. cities struggling to meet lofty climate goals. Science Magazine

Indian Affairs

  • The Native Vote Is Crucial This Election—and Under Threat. The New Republic
  • How one Native American tribe in S.D. created its own wireless education network. Sioux Falls Argus Ledger
  • The Unique Problems Facing Native American Youths in the Criminal Justice System. Slate
  • Native American tribes make new bid to shut down Dakota pipeline.


  • Many Workers Gave Up Looking for Jobs Across the U.S. in September. Wall Street Journal
  • Local and State Governments Spent $9 Billion on Small Business Aid. RouteFifty
  • U.S. weekly jobless claims push lower; labor market momentum slowing. Reuters
  • New Lawsuit And Glaring Problems Threaten DOL H-1B Visa Rule. Forbes

Taxation & Trade

  • U.S. to Sign Limited Trade Deal With Brazil. New York Times
  • Five things to know about Biden’s tax proposals. The Hill
  • The Fed’s $4 Trillion Lifeline Never Materialized. Here’s Why. New York Times
  • Donald Trump promised a tough China trade policy, but few think it has worked. South China Morning Post
  • The WTO Couldn’t Change China, so Robert Lighthizer Found Another Way. Wall Street Journal


  • Google Abuses Its Monopoly Power Over Search, Justice Department Says In Lawsuit. NPR
  • USDOT issues 4 contracts for data-driven safety research. Smart Cities Dive
  • Uber Weighs California Overhaul if Ballot Measure on Workers Fails. Wall Street Journal
  • Eleven States Join DOJ in Antitrust Lawsuit Against Google. RouteFifty

Transportation & Infrastructure

  • Amtrak CEO Pleads For Federal Funding As Covid-19 Decimates Ridership. Forbes
  • To Lift Up Communities of Color, Fix Public Transit. Bloomberg CityLab
  • Will Voters Give Public Transit a Thumbs Up or Thumbs Down? Governing
  • CDC to passengers and workers: Wear a mask when you are on a plane, train, bus or other public transit. Washington Post

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