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The Daily Bellwether -> Consumer Finance Agency Official Sues President Trump to keep her job

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Consumer Finance Agency Official Sues to Stop Trump
Appointment

Consumer Finance Agency Official Sues to Stop Trump Appointment

President Donald Trump’s appointment of his budget director as interim director of a consumer financial protection agency championed by Democrats was challenged in a lawsuit filed in federal court Sundaynight. Leandra English, the federal official elevated to the position of interim director of the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau by its outgoing director, filed the suit against Trump and his choice, White House budget director Mick Mulvaney. The suit in the U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia asked for a declaratory judgment and a temporary restraining order to block Mulvaney from taking over the bureau. English cited the Dodd-Frank Act, which created the … Read More

GOP Senators Could Alter Tax Bill to Earn Support of
Holdouts

GOP Senators Could Alter Tax Bill to Earn Support of Holdouts

The Senate GOP tax plan could get late changes to win over holdouts, according to four people who spoke with The Washington Post. Senate Republicans are discussing several changes to the legislation, and are most focused on concerns from Republican Sens. Ron Johnson of Wisconsin and Steve Daines of Montana who say the bill favors corporations over other businesses. Republicans Jeff Flake of Arizona and James Lankford of Oklahoma have also expressed issues with the bill. Republicans plan to take advantage of a special Senate budget rule that allows them to pass certain tax measures with just 51 votes, which means they can only afford … Read More

States Spurning Election Panel Show Irregularities
in Voter Registration

States Spurning Election Panel Show Irregularities in Voter Registration

Many of the states refusing to cooperate with President Donald Trump’s election commission aren’t in compliance with federal law on maintaining voter registration lists, according to government watchdog groups. So far, 18 states and the District of Columbia have declined or are still considering whether to provide election data to the Presidential Advisory Commission on Election Integrity, established in May to examine and prevent voter fraud, among other concerns. The commission requested voter registration data from every state and the District and 14 states include counties where registered voters outnumbered eligible voters based on Census Bureau data, according to … Read More

Tax Reform Puts Blue-State Republicans in Difficult
Spot

Tax Reform Puts Blue-State Republicans in Difficult Spot

The most vulnerable blue-state House Republicans are stuck between a rock and a hard place on the tax reform. Democrats are pounding them for legislation that potentially would make some voters pay more in high-tax blue states. And, if history is a guide, voting against the bill won’t necessarily protect GOPers in next year’s midterm elections. “With a lot of those blue-state Republicans, they are in trouble no matter what,” said GOP strategist Ford O’Connell. “There is a blue wave coming. We are going to lose seats in the House. The only question is: How many?” Indeed, the party in power has lost … Read More

Democrats Focused on Next Round of Redistricting

Democrats Focused on Next Round of Redistricting

Ralph Northam’s landslide victory in Virginia governor’s race and Democrats’ stunning gains in other state elections this month have given party activists hope of eroding the GOP’s advantage ahead of the next round of redistricting. Democrats say part of the reason they don’t control the U.S. House and trail so badly in state legislatures is because the GOP did a masterful job the last time around in drawing districts tailored to Republicans. Flipping that script ahead of the next round of redistricting, after the 2020 census, is a major focus for Democrats. And it’s a particular passion former President Barack Obama … Read More

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