January 5, 2018

January 5, 2018

Top Political News

  • Two Democrats Sworn In to Senate, Cutting the Republican Edge to One. New York Times
  • The 2018 Congressional Retirement Tracker. The Atlantic
  • Congress and White House inch forward in budget talks. Politico
  • Use of legalized marijuana threatened as Sessions rescinds Obama-era directive that eased federal enforcement. Washington Post
  • Obstruction Inquiry Shows Trump’s Struggle to Keep Grip on Russia Investigation. New York Times
  • The nation’s cartoonists on the week in politics. Politico

Energy & Natural Resources

  • Trump Moves to Open Nearly All Offshore Waters to Drilling. New York Times
  • Congressional watchdog to study Superfund site risks posed by disasters, climate change. The Hill
  • Zinke’s World View. Outdoor Life
  • Washington carbon policy should invest in landscapes, rural communities, state lands chief says. Seattle Times 
  • Oregon sues Monsanto, alleges company knowingly sold toxic PCBs for decades. Oregonian
  • Portland’s ban on new fuel terminals ruled constitutional. Portland Business Journal

Indian Affairs

  • For Native Americans, a ‘Historic Moment’ on the Path to Power at the Ballot Box. New York Times
  • Utah bill tramples on tribal sovereignty at Bears Ears. The Hill


  • Why the new tax bill may drive retailers to hire less, automate more. CNBC
  • ‘I hope I can quit working in a few years’: A preview of the U.S. without pensions. Washington Post
  • The Real Future of Work. Politico
  • U.S. Employers Slowed Pace of Hiring in December. Wall Street Journal

Taxation, Trade, & Defense

  • Will 2018 Be the Year of Protectionism? Trump Alone Will Decide. New York Times
  • Canada sends ministers to U.S. to boost NAFTA as key talks loom. Reuters
  • How the new tax bill will cut infrastructure investment. Brookings Institution
  • GOP Tax Law Sparks Confusion And Outcry In Blue States As N.Y. Threatens Lawsuit. National Public Radio


  • A User’s Guide to the Dawn of Robot Driving. Bloomberg
  • Uber May Be Aflame, But Its Self-Driving Cars Are Getting Good. Wired
  • Can The Private Sector Help Cities Stop Traffic Deaths? Fast Company
  • Trade group including Facebook, Google plans to sue FCC over net neutrality. The Hill


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