Trump vs. Mexico

  • President Donald Trump said Mexico was able to avoid his threatened tariffs by agreeing to new immigration policies. But, Mexico agreed to many of the provisions months ago -
  • Trump claimed Sunday the deal with Mexico has secret provisions, promising details at "the appropriate time" -
  • Mexican officials say they did not agree to make "large" agricultural purchases from the U.S., countering one of President Trump's central claims about the deal -
  • Critics say the agreement with Mexico will do little to curb the flow of Central American migrants coming to the U.S. -

Must see TV. John Dean, the one-time White House counsel during the Nixon Administration and a key figure in the Watergate scandal, will testify before the House Judiciary Committee Monday. Dean has called the Mueller report "more damning" than Watergate -

2020. A new poll out of Iowa puts former Vice President Joe Biden in the lead in that state. Bernie Sanders, Elizabeth Warren and Pete Buttigieg are in the next tier of candidates -

Congressional pay raise. A possible hike in pay for members of Congress is making several legislators uneasy -

Senate frustration. Some Republicans are starting to grow frustrated with the Senate's inaction on legislation -

Strange bedfellows? Former President Jimmy Carter says President Trump called him to discuss China -

SCOTUS. Justice Ruth Bader Ginsberg warned Friday the Court would likely render close 5-4 decisions on many of the cases remaining before the end of the current term -

For your radar. Senate Republicans will meet with White House negotiators this week to discuss a possible solution to an impasse on several spending bills that are currently stalled -

Immigration. California lawmakers voted to make illegal immigrants in the state between the ages of 19 and 25 eligible for the state's Medicaid program -

Economic warnings. World economic leaders are increasingly worried that the trade war between the U.S. and China could send the world economy into a crisis -

Hmmm. A company partially owned by White House advisor Jared Kushner got $90 million in foreign funding from an unknown source since 2017 -

NRA. Several members of the National Rifle Association board were paid exorbitant fees while top executives of the organization were spending lavishly on travel and other items -

Whoa. A new report says Google made $4.7 billion from the news industry in 2018 -

Major merger. United Technologies and Raytheon announced one of the biggest corporate mergers of the year. Together, the two countries are worth about $166 billion -