by Countable | 3.7.18
Today is T3, folks: Trump Trade Thursday. The President is expected to announce stiff new tariffs on foreign imports of steel and aluminum -- critical commodities upon which American markets rely. Many economists worry this move could start a trade war, and there are important signs of this happening.:
Attorney General Jeff Sessions? Not a fan of California. Between the Golden State's pot laws and border-wall lawsuits, the AG has plenty to get P.O.'d about. Now, the Department of Justice has filed a lawsuit against California over three of its "sanctuary state" bills. Click here to read which laws the DOJ takes issue with.
Also on the immigration front: Public scrutiny and the efforts of the ACLU have reportedly been successful in prompting the release of a Congolese immigrant seeking asylum. The woman has been held in custody since early November 2017. Her 7-year old daughter, however, is still being held in ICE custody. Read what ICE and others are saying here.
For the first time, a single individual will be responsible for the final decision on what groups will receive Title X family planning funding. That person? Valerie Huber, the acting deputy assistant secretary for population affairs at HHS—a long time advocate of abstinence education. Women’s health advocates fear Title X policy changes emphasizing abstinence-only education will endanger women’s access to reproductive and general health care. Read what both sides are saying here.
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