January 11, 2019

January 11, 2019

Top Political News

  • House breaks for weekend, all but ensuring longest shutdown in U.S. history. Washington Post
  • Michael Cohen, Trump’s Former Lawyer, Agrees to Testify to Congress. New York Times
  • Justice Ginsburg Has No Remaining Signs Of Cancer, Will Return To Supreme Court. NPR
  • Judge pauses appeal of ObamaCare ruling, cites government shutdown. The Hill
  • Record Number of Women Take Lead as Committee Staff Bosses. Bloomberg
  • The nation’s cartoonists on the week in politics. Politico

Energy, Natural Resources, and Agriculture 

  • White House Eyeing Rob Bishop, David Bernhardt for Interior, Sources Say. Bloomberg
  • As climate change rises to top of Democratic agenda, New Jersey’s Frank Pallone gains a front-row seat. Philadelphia Inquirer
  • Federal shutdown has halted training, other wildfire prep — and it could get worse. McClatchy
  • How artificial intelligence will affect the future of energy and climate. Brookings Institution
  • ‘A travesty to this nation’: People are destroying Joshua trees in Joshua Tree National Park. Washington Post

Indian Affairs

  • Judge allows tribes to challenge Corps’ Dakota Access study. Associated Press
  • Montana’s senators renew support for missing, murdered Native American women. Billings Gazette
  • Rep. Sharice Davids Talks Impact Of Government Shutdown On Native Americans. NPR


  • Bipartisan bill looks to help struggling multiemployer plans. Pensions & Investments
  • Air traffic controllers’ union sues over unpaid work during government shutdown. Reuters
  • What if Cities Are No Longer the Land of Opportunity for Low-Skilled Workers? New York Times

Taxation, Trade, & Defense

  • America’s Electric Grid Has a Vulnerable Back Door—and Russia Walked Through It. Wall Street Journal
  • A Prolonged Shutdown Will Hit Counties With Tight Cash Flows Hardest. Route Fifty
  • Xi Jinping’s Top Trade Aide to Visit U.S. for Talks This Month, Shutdown Permitting. Wall Street Journal
  • Could a Chinese-made Metro car spy on us? Many experts say yes. Washington Post


  • Daimler abandons platooning to focus on automation. Truck News
  • Mexicans embrace bikes, scooters as fuel shortage drags on. Reuters
  • Audi And Disney Want To Spice Up Your Uber Ride With VR. The Verge
  • The ‘Driverless Experience’ Looks Awfully Distracting. CityLab


  • Springfield resident and U.S. Rep Peter DeFazio picked to lead House Transportation & Infrastructure Committee. Register Guard
  • Musical Chairs at DOT Sees FMCSA’s Gautreaux Headed to NHTSA. Heavy Duty Trucking
  • In States Embracing More Toll Roads, Freeways May No Longer Be Free. Route Fifty
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