February 22, 2019

February 22, 2019

Top Political News

  • Coalition of states sues Trump over national emergency to build border wall. Washington Post
  • House Dems introduce measure to revoke Trump border edict. Associated Press
  • Trump says release of Russia probe report up to attorney general. Reuters
  • Trump nominates Jeffrey Rosen to replace Rosenstein at DOJ. The Hill
  • New Election Called In North Carolina House Race. NPR
  • The nation’s cartoonists on the week in politics. Politico

Energy, Natural Resources, and Agriculture

  • A Green New Deal Is Technologically Possible. Its Political Prospects Are Another Question. New York Times
  • White House prepares to scrutinize intelligence agencies’ finding that climate change threatens national security. Washington Post
  • National Clean-Energy Mandate Gets Another Look in Congress. Bloomberg Environment
  • Trump Administration, Getting Set for a Major Rollback, Ends Clean Air Talks With California. New York Times

Indian Affairs

  • Supreme Court takes on a case of treaty rights vs. state taxation. High Country News
  • NCAI ponders next steps after executive director Jacqueline Pata resigns. Indian Country Today
  • Tribe can renew lawsuit on Zinke casino decision. E&E News


  • Judge Rules Westmoreland Coal Can Cut Retiree Benefits, Union Contracts. Wall Street Journal
  • Oakland, Los Angeles And More To Come: Why Teachers Keep Going On Strike. NPR
  • White House ‘looking into’ Alexander Acosta’s prosecution in billionaire pedophile case. Politico
  • The Shutdown Made Sara Nelson Into America’s Most Powerful Flight Attendant. New York Times

Taxation, Trade, & Defense

  • In the Zone. Governing
  • New Opportunity Zones Could Jumpstart Depressed Economies. If Only We Knew. Wall Street Journal
  • Trump on EU: ‘If we don’t make the deal, we’ll do the tariffs.’ Automotive News
  • Gov. Mike DeWine wants an 18-cent gas tax increase. Cleveland.com
  • U.S., China resume talks on thorniest issues in trade war. Reuters


  • Self-Driving Cars Might Kill Auto Insurance as We Know It. Bloomberg
  • Why Local Governments Aren’t All Aboard the Blockchain Train. Route Fifty
  • Trump urges U.S. telecommunications companies to step up 5G systems. Reuters
  • Opportunity Exists for Advancing Autonomous Vehicles Bill This Congress, Sen. John Thune Says. Transport Topics


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