Treasury Secretary Mnuchin cuts off several Federal Reserve emergency aid programs, sparking unusual rebuke from Fed — The Washington Post
Treasury Department moved to cut off the Fed's emergency lending program and ordered them reallocated by Congress. However Treasury doesn't appear to have the sole authority to reallocate the emergency funds.
Congress Has the Power to Override Supreme Court Rulings. Here’s How. — The Intercept
FROM, 1979 UNTIL her retirement in 1998, Lilly Ledbetter worked at Goodyear Tire and Rubber’s plant in Gadsden, Alabama. Once she had left the job, she learned a disturbing fact. When Ledbetter had started, her supervisor salary was comparable to men in similar positions. But with each performance review, the men she worked alongside got bigger raises, and she gradually fell further and further behind. By the time she retired, she was earning $3,727 a month: hundreds of dollars less than the
Opinion: The only way Republicans can lead again — CNN
Republicans in Congress have had the chance to stop the recklesness of Donald Trump's presidency, writes CNN political analyst Julian Zelizer. Instead, the party has let Trump's presidential power run amok and they're the only ones capable of stopping him, Zelizer argues.
McConnell pushed Trump to nominate Barrett on the night of Ginsburg's death: report — The Hill
Josh Holmes, former chief of staff to Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.), said in a new documentary that the Republican leader urged President Trump to nominate Amy Coney Barrett to the Supreme Court on the night Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg died.
A Power Company’s Quiet Land-Buying Spree Could Shield It From Coal Ash Cleanup Costs — ProPublica
Georgia Power paid top dollar to buy land from residents living near waste sites at its power plants. Environmentalists fear it’s a tactic to forestall the cleanup bill from new regulations for coal ash.
Biden worrying about how badly Trump damaged govt, statement hints — Business Insider
President-elect Joe Biden's transition team welcomed moves from the Trump administration to begin a presidential transition. But at the same time, the team signaled that it expects a big part of its job to be damage mitigation. A statement warned that an urgent task is to uncover the extent of "the Trump administration's efforts to hollow out government agencies." It did not mention specifics. But many federal agencies have been reshaped and downsized since 2016, while many significant roles