White House security clearance scandal. A whistle-blower inside the White House told a House committee that Trump administration officials granted security clearances to at least 25 people who had initially been rejected for "disqualifying issues," including foreign influence, drug use and financial problems - https://nyti.ms/2UdvEis


Kushner: "I've been accused of all different types of things." White House adviser Jared Kushner gave a rare interview to Fox News on Monday night. When asked about the current White House security clearance scandal, Kushner said he's been accused of many things that have turned out to be false. Notably, host Laura Ingraham did not follow up with a question on whether President Donald Trump intervened to give him a security clearance after he was initially rejected - https://fxn.ws/2FPZNKC


Democrats tee up a subpoena over Mueller report. The House Judiciary Committee has scheduled a vote for Wednesday to authorize a subpoena to force the Justice Department to hand over an unredacted copy of special counsel Robert Mueller's report if Attorney General Bill Barr doesn't hand it over by Tuesday's deadline - https://nyti.ms/2U8Z2GG


Trump punts on healthcare until after the 2020 election. President Donald Trump said Monday night that Republicans are working on a new healthcare plan, but won't introduce it until after the 2020 election - https://cnn.it/2U922CV


Trump considers an "immigration czar." President Trump is mulling naming a "border" or "immigration czar" to coordinate immigration policy - http://bit.ly/2UeZjYz


A second woman says Biden touched her. Another woman says former Vice President Joe Biden touched her without consent in 2009. The woman says the contact with Biden wasn't sexual but did make her feel uncomfortable - https://nyti.ms/2UdtBea


Trump says he's "saving" Judge Amy Barrett for Ginsberg's seat. President Trump told close allies last year he was waiting to nominate Judge Amy Comey Barrett for the Supreme Court when Justice Ruth Bader Ginsberg's seat is open - http://bit.ly/2FLEA4I


Good luck with that. Democrats in the Senate plan to introduce a constitutional amendment to abolish the Electoral College this week - https://politi.co/2FVUeuv


Disaster relief bill fails. The Senate voted down a pair of disaster relief bills on Monday. Democrats said the measures did not include enough money for Puerto Rico relief while Republicans wanted more money for Midwestern states hit hard by flooding - https://nyti.ms/2U9RT9d

  • President Trump and San Juan Mayor Carmen Yulin Cruz trade insults over disaster relief for Puerto Rico - http://bit.ly/2FJm0Ko

The next government fiscal crisis. House Democrats are working to avoid a financial disaster if Congress fails to raise the debt limit in the coming months. If they fail to raise the debt ceiling, it would lead to severe automatic budget cuts and may crash the economy - https://politi.co/2FKmq38


750,000 Americans could lose food stamps. A new proposal from the Trump administration to encourage able-bodied adults to go to work would likely kick nearly a million Americans off of government aid programs - https://n.pr/2FLzMw3


Bloomberg could still run for president. Former New York City Mayor Mike Bloomberg is reportedly telling confidants he could still run for president if former Vice President Joe Biden decides not to get in the race - http://bit.ly/2FJkI20


Harris rakes it in. Democratic presidential hopeful Kamala Harris reported a first quarter fundraising haul of $12 million on Monday - http://bit.ly/2FDDUy0


Woah! Americans borrowed $88 billion to pay for health care last year - https://nyti.ms/2FModVj