The latest episode of Versus Trump dives into a recent lawsuit against the Trump administration—by its former campaign chairman Paul Manafort. President Trump disparaged Haiti and Africa in talks about the bipartisan immigration bill. In tweets, President Trump wavered between opposition and support of the FISA Reauthorization. On the 16th anniversary of the prison’s founding, Guantanamo Bay prisoners filed a mass habeas petition. The Trump Administration said that states may impose work requirements for Medicaid.
Post by Peter M. Shane: Jon Michaels understates the danger posed by a lack of social solidarity in America, a state of alienation Americans feel from one another that has been deliberately fed by right-wing politicians for at least the last four decades.
Post by Ian Millhiser: Is an administrative separation of powers mandated by the Constitution, as Michaels suggests that it is?
In the latest episode of Versus Trump, Take Care dives into a recent lawsuit against the Trump administration—by its former campaign chairman Paul Manafort.
In the wake of meeting with President Trump, some Democrats worry that the proposed bipartisan immigration deal will concede too much (Politico).
President Trump says lawmakers are ‘getting close’ on a DACA deal (WSJ).
Texas’s argument in Garza v. Hagan—that the undocumented women seeking abortions have no substantive due process rights—is outlandish but straightforward, argues Leah Litman on Take Care.
Maintaining its blanket policy, federal agency prevents another undocumented minor from getting an abortion and the ACLU files suit (ACLU).
Maine Secretary of State Matt Dunlap, of the recently disbanded Kobach Commission, calls for its documents to be released to the public (Who.What.Why.).
JUSTICE & SAFETY
White House ‘listening session’ with criminal justice reform advocates focuses on prisoner reentry (CNN).
DOJ’s shift in marijuana law enforcement is a call for greater reform of federal drug prosecution, argues Alex Kreit at ACS Blog.
President Trump’s new ambassador to the Netherlands refuses to answer questions regarding false claims made about Muslims (NYT),
The North Korean state media says that ‘Fire and Fury’ ‘foretells Trump’s political demise’ (NYT).
President Trump signals openness to talks with North Korea in revealing interview (WSJ)
The end of individual mandate hurts the wealthy, explains Nick Bagley at The Incidental Economist.
Leandra English is expected to appeal the denial of a request to remove Mick Mulvaney as CFPB director (LA Times).
The president’s declaration of an opioid emergency has changed absolutely nothing, says Brianna Ehly at Politico.
A probe into the Treasury Department’s role in the Trump Administration’s tax plan found no evidence of political interference (NYT).
With the release of a new IRS guidance for employers, Treasury Secretary Steve Mnuchin promises that employees will see greater take-home pay (The Hill).
The Trump Administration has adopted a Medicare model startling similar to the Obama-era one it rejected (NYT).
The Trump Administration always planned on taking apart Obamacare, writes Jennifer Haberkorn at Politico.
Proposal to shift gun export licensing power from the State Department to the Commerce Department worries experts and Democrats in Congress (The Hill).
RULE OF LAW
No President has appointed more federal appellate judges in his first year than President Trump, an accomplishment that may define his legacy (The Economist).
REMOVAL FROM OFFICE
House Democrats are pushing for subpoenas targeting President Trump’s private company’s operations (Politico).
Bannon is expected to testify in closed-door session with the House Intelligence Committee (LA Times).
Senate Judiciary Committee’s criminal referral of the Steele dossier contains some procedural anomalies, explains Don Wolfensburger at The Hill.
The Kremlin has called the Senate Democrats report on election meddling ‘unfounded’ (LA Times).
How far will the President go to avoid an interview with Mueller, asks Paul Waldman at The Washington Post.
The White House has denied Russian collusion over 140 times (WaPo).