Trade war

  • The Dow had its worst day since January, falling 617 points after China retaliated against the Trump administration by announcing they would raise tariffs on billions of dollars worth of goods - https://cnn.it/2Q5yWiv
  • Senate Republicans are bemoaning Trump's protectionist policies, but have little appetite for trying to stop the president from escalating the trade war with China - https://politi.co/2Q1KMdD
  • President Trump is threatening to raise tariffs on nearly every product China sends to the U.S. - https://nyti.ms/2PZUfls

Supreme Court

  • The court's conservative justices overturned a 40-year-old precedent on Monday, ruling states may not be sued in the courts of other states. The ruling has the liberal justices on the court worried about the other long-standing precedents the conservative majority on the court could overturn - https://nyti.ms/2Q5tVGU
  • The judges ruled a class action against Apple could proceed under antitrust laws. Consumers are suing the tech giant for unlawfully monopolizing the sale of iPhone apps - http://bit.ly/2Q5TsiX
  • Justice Stephen Breyer sounds the alarm that the court's conservative majority is eager to overturn Roe v. Wadehttp://bit.ly/2Q5u11e

Iran

  • U.S. military officials are mulling a plan to send as many as 120,000 troops to the Middle East if Iran attacks American forces or accelerates work on their nuclear weapons program - https://nyti.ms/2Q5rfck
  • The rising tensions between the U.S. and Iran has experts worried the two countries might be on the brink of war - https://econ.st/2Q2A9XQ

Immigration

  • The Trump administration was pushing a secret plan to arrest and deport thousands of migrant parents and children in 10 U.S. cities. Former Homeland Security Secretary Kirstjen Nielsen and other top immigration officials stopped the administration from implementing the plan before their ouster by Trump - https://wapo.st/2Q1JPlz

The investigations

  • Attorney General William Barr assigned the top federal prosecutor in Connecticut to probe the origins of the Russia investigation - https://nyti.ms/2QbYLh7
  • A federal judge is fast-tracking a ruling on the House Oversight Committee's subpoena requesting eight years of President Trump's financial records. The judge will decide on Tuesday aboutTrump's lawsuit seeking to block the subpoena - https://politi.co/2Q6oEii
  • Top Republicans say the subpoena for Donald Trump Jr. from the Senate Intelligence Committee was prompted by Trump's stonewalling on testifying before the committee. The younger Trump had agreed twice to testify before the committee in recent months, then later backed out - https://nyti.ms/2Q2CD8v
  • Former Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein unloaded on former FBI Director James Comey during a speech on Monday evening, slamming Comey as a "partisan pundit" - https://fxn.ws/2Q1LM1n

2020

  • Democratic presidential hopefuls are chasing Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez's endorsement - https://politi.co/2Q1LUOp
  • Sen. Elizabeth Warren is vowing to replace Education Secretary Betsy DeVos with a former public school teacher if she wins in 2020 - http://bit.ly/2Q2CMJa
  • A group of women is suing the Trump campaign alleging they were underpaid compared to their male counterparts by 20%. Former White House adviser Omarosa Manigault Newman is requesting to join the lawsuit - https://wapo.st/2PZTcSL

Congress

  • The Trump administration wants to take $1.9 billion in surplus Pell Grant money to boost NASA's budget - http://bit.ly/2Q5k6bR