March 9, 2018

March 9, 2018

Top Political News

  • What to watch for in Congress’s big spending bill. The Hill
  • Gary Cohn Says He Will Resign as Trump’s Top Economic Adviser. New York Times
  • Cochran resigns effective April 1. Politico
  • U.S. Justice Department sues California over ‘sanctuary’ policies. Reuters
  • Trump and Kim, Odd Bedfellows, Face Both Opportunity and Peril. Wall Street Journal
  • The nation’s cartoonists on the week in politics. Politico

Energy & Natural Resources

  • Plan to open drilling off Pacific Northwest draws opposition. Associated Press
  • Zinke Says Interior Department Should Be a Partner With Oil Companies. Bloomberg
  • U.S. Forest Service Chief Resigns Amid Sexual Misconduct Allegations. National Public Radio
  • Gateway to Superfund site getting cleanup plan. Portland Tribune

Indian Affairs

  • Federal Magistrate Rules Against NW Tribes In Religious Freedom Case. Oregon Public Broadcasting
  • Tribal members to challenge decision in destruction of sacred burial site. Oregonian
  • ‘We can’t let this pass us by’: Here’s how a Native American tribe in Oregon sees hope with marijuana. Los Angeles Times


Taxation, Trade, & Defense

  • Trump Tariffs Spark GOP Rift. Wall Street Journal
  • Trump imposes tariffs on steel and aluminum, but offers relief to allies. Washington Post
  • U.S. Allies Sign Sweeping Trade Deal in Challenge to Trump. New York Times
  • Ryan: ‘We’re not going to raise gas taxes.’ The Hill
  • Why the Transportation Industry Supports the Potential Gas Tax. The Motley Fool


  • Most Americans See Artificial Intelligence as a Threat to Jobs (Just Not Theirs). New York Times
  • Self-driving cars continue to face little resistance from the federal government. The Verge
  • Uber’s self-driving big rigs are already traveling across Arizona. Washington Post


  • Ryan: Infrastructure plan will come in ‘five or six different bills.’ The Hill
  • Democrats to unveil $1 trillion infrastructure plan, seek reversal of GOP tax cuts to finance it. Washington Post
  • Rail groups deliver ‘balanced regs’ message to Capitol Hill. Progressive Railroading
  • Bypass appears to be well worth the wait. The Newberg Graphic
  • After decades of improvement, roads are becoming more dangerous for pedestrians again. Washington Post
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