December 21, 2018

December 21, 2018

Top Political News

  • U.S. defense chief Mattis quits after clashing with Trump on policies. Reuters
  • Trump Threatens a Shutdown That Will ‘Last for a Very Long Time.’ New York Times
  • Here Are All the Officials Who Have Left the Trump Administration. Bloomberg
  • The nation’s cartoonists on the week in politics. Politico

Energy, Natural Resources, and Agriculture 

  • Trump Signs Farm Bill, Backs Rule Sidestepping Congress On More Work For Food Stamps. NPR
  • Senate poised to kick land bill fight to January. The Hill
  • Zinke’s Departure Puts Interior Department in Hands of Former Oil Lobbyist. Bloomberg

Indian Affairs

  • Climate coverage misses ‘whole’ indigenous story. E&E News
  • Bill to help solve crimes against Native Americans stalls. Associated Press
  • Rep.-elect Sharice Davids, a gay Native American, is ready to ‘shape the future’ of America. NBC


  • Uber loses latest UK legal bid to block worker rights for drivers. Reuters
  • The Janus decision was supposed to hurt public-employee unions. In Minnesota, their membership is up. MinnPost
  • Fifth Circuit Upholds OSHA’s Multi-Employer Citation Policy. National Law Review

Taxation, Trade, & Defense

  • Trump’s Use of National Security to Impose Tariffs Faces Court Test. New York Times
  • House passes year-end tax package. The Hill
  • U.S. Stocks Tick Higher at End of Punishing Week. Wall Street Journal
  • Lawmakers Sound Bipartisan Alarm After Resignation By Defense Secretary Jim Mattis. NPR


  • Uber gets approval from Pennsylvania to resume self-driving testing. Reuters
  • U.S. Safety Agency Streamlines Autonomous Vehicle Approvals. Insurance Journal
  • Inside Elon Musk’s Tunnel to Alleviate ‘Soul-Destroying’ Traffic. Wall Street Journal
  • 7 Arguments Against the Autonomous-Vehicle Utopia. The Atlantic
  • As Facebook Raised a Privacy Wall, It Carved an Opening for Tech Giants. New York Times


  • States Eye Cap-and-Invest Transportation Policy to Reduce Emissions. Route Fifty
  • US miscalculated benefits of oil train brakes. Associated Press
  • Trump Threatens Infrastructure Legislation Over Border Wall Demand. Roll Call
  • Artists and Engineers: A New Relationship? Pew Charitable Trusts
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