December 7, 2018

December 7, 2018

Top Political News

  • In Funeral of Pomp and Pageantry, Nation Bids Farewell to George Bush. New York Times
  • Trump signs stopgap spending bill, averting shutdown. The Hill
  • Trump to nominate William Barr as attorney general. Politico
  • Hiring Slows as Wages Grow, Unemployment Holds at Multidecade Low. Wall Street Journal
  • House GOP Campaign Arm Says It Was Hacked During The 2018 Election Cycle. NPR
  • White House chief of staff Kelly expected to leave imminently. Politico
  • Mueller seeks no prison time for former national security adviser Michael Flynn, citing his ‘substantial assistance.’ Washington Post
  • The nation’s cartoonists on the week in politics. Politico

Energy, Natural Resources, and Agriculture 

  • Greenhouse Gas Emissions Accelerate Like a ‘Speeding Freight Train’ in 2018. New York Times
  • California wildfires released one year’s worth of power pollution. The Hill
  • Trump to roll back carbon rule on new coal plants. Reuters
  • Final Farm Bill Would Make Hemp Legal, Other Details Revealed. Roll Call
  • Why Californians Were Drawn Toward the Fire Zones. Wall Street Journal
  • Feds Move to Expand Drilling by Undoing 2015 Deal to Protect Bird. Wall Street Journal

Indian Affairs

  • Indian Child Welfare Act remains in force after appeals court order. Indian Country Today
  • Rep.-elect Deb Haaland tells Moneyish why Native Americans deserve better representation. MarketWatch
  • Justices call for more briefing in dispute about Oklahoma prosecutions of Native Americans. SCOTUSblog


  • Understanding The Central States Pension Plan’s Tale Of Woe. Forbes
  • Democrats Pitch Trump Labor Nominee Deal. Bloomberg Law
  • White House to huddle with tech executives on future of jobs. Reuters
  • Here’s what you need to know about the French fuel protests. Washington Post

Taxation, Trade, & Defense

  • Trump expected to tap Army chief as next chairman of the Joint Chiefs. Washington Post
  • U.S. Trade Deficit Hit Decade High in October. Wall Street Journal
  • Trump tries to boost confidence in truce on China trade war. Politico
  • As Trade Battle Unfolds, Trump Keeps Close Focus on Markets. Wall Street Journal
  • Trump Offers German Automakers a Pause on Car Tariffs, for Now. New York Times
  • Lessons From the Tax Overhaul, a Year In. Wall Street Journal
  • Bipartisan Senate group wants to formally blame Saudi crown prince for journalist’s killing. Washington Post


  • Congress Races to Pass A Self-Driving Car Law By Year’s End. Wired
  • Lyft, Racing Uber Toward I.P.O., Takes a Crucial Step. New York Times
  • What Urban Policymakers Can Learn From the Rideshare Wars. Governing
  • Uber Drivers Are Getting Minimum-Wage Protection for the First Time. Route Fifty


  • After Complaints About Delays, Federal Transit Administration Announces Grant Awards. Route Fifty
  • BUILD grants on way for rail work in five states. Progressive Railroading
  • Rep. DeFazio on Earmarks Ban: ‘Don’t Think We Need That Rule’. Transport Topics
  • Luxembourg to become first country to make all public transport free. The Guardian
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