June 29, 2018

June 29, 2018

Top Political News

  • Capital Gazette publisher: ‘We will honor our colleagues’ memories by continuing our mission.’ Baltimore Sun
  • Supreme Court Justice Anthony Kennedy Will Retire. New York Times
  • 3 winners and 2 losers from the primaries in South Carolina, New York, Utah, and Colorado. Vox
  • Five highlights from the tense Wray-Rosenstein hearing. The Hill

Energy & Natural Resources

  • House votes to expand Oregon authority to kill predatory sea lions. Oregonian
  • Senate overwhelmingly passes sweeping farm bill, setting up fight with House. Washington Post
  • Democrats want US Interior Department staff moves explained. Associated Press
  • Watchdog closes Zinke threat probe, citing lack of cooperation from Interior. Politico

Indian Affairs

  • Senate unanimously confirms Tara Sweeney for Interior Department post. KTUU
  • US makes up to $110M available to tribal crime victims. Associated Press
  • Native American Tribes Want To Close Loopholes In Violence Against Women Act. National Public Radio
  • U.S. High Court to Consider Tribal Exposure to Fuel Taxes. Bloomberg BNA
  • Smithsonian Reveals Winning Design For New Native American Veterans Memorial. National Public Radio


  • Supreme Court Deals Major Setback to Public Unions. Governing
  • Massachusetts governor signs bill raising minimum wage to $15. The Hill
  • How Cities Became the New Unions. Politico
  • These Jobs Are Most Susceptible to Automation. Route Fifty

Taxation, Trade, & Defense

  • Trump and Putin Choose Helsinki for First Summit Meeting. New York Times
  • Lawsuit Challenges Trump’s Authority to Impose Tariffs. Wall Street Journal
  • ‘This would widen the trade war tenfold’: U.S. automakers say no to Trump’s car tariffs. Politico
  • Trump softens threat of new curbs on Chinese investment in U.S. firms. Washington Post


  • Google Is Building a City of the Future in Toronto. Would Anyone Want to Live There? Politico
  • California Passes Sweeping Data-Privacy Bill. Wall Street Journal
  • Uber Regains Its License to Operate in London, a Win for Its New C.E.O. New York Times
  • Why Tech Worker Dissent is Going Viral. Wired


  • Trump plan would move TSA, FEMA to USDOT. Progressive Railroading
  • Heidi King Nomination for NHTSA Post Advances to Senate Floor. Transport Topics
  • Rail freight maintains upward momentum. Railway Age
  • Tri-Cities Airport awarded over $10M for improvements. KEPR
  • Opportunity Zone Communities May Require Additional Investments. Route Fifty
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