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San Jose Mayor Sam Liccardo (Gregorio Borgia / Associated Press)

Water District to San Jose’s Anti-Trump Mayor: You Failed

The Santa Clara Valley Water District wrote to anti-Trump San Jose Mayor Sam Liccardo on Tuesday, placing blame squarely on his administration for mismanaging the Coyote Creek flood last month that caught the city by surprise and forced the evacuation of 14,000 residents.

More Senate Dems Join Gorsuch Filibuster Huddle

Several additional Democratic Senators answered Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer’s (D-NY) call to filibuster Trump Supereme Court nominee Neil Gorsuch on Tuesday, as those opposed to allowing Judge Gorsuch an open vote on the Senate floor try to assemble the forty-one votes needed to block cloture.

‘Never Trump’ Yale Law Prof. Surprised Trump Has Not Moved on Birthright Citizenship

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Peter H. Schuck, Yale University’s Simeon E. Baldwin Professor of Law Emeritus and self-described “militant moderate,” reiterated his opinion Monday that birthright citizenship is not required by the U.S. Constitution. Though opposed to many of the president’s positions, he was surprised the administration has not made opposition to citizenship for the children of illegal aliens more central to its immigration policy.

Scott Pruitt

Politico: Pruitt Takes Fire from Conservatives on Climate Showdown

Andrew Restuccia and Alex Guillen report in Politico on the heat President Trump’s EPA Administrator Scott Pruitt is taking from conservatives over reports that he successfully urged Trump not to revoke the EPA’s 2009 “endangerment finding,” a far-reaching ruling introduced by the Obama administration that labeled carbon dioxide a dangerous substance in need of broad regulation. Politico notes that among Pruitt’s high profile critics is Breitbart News’s James Delingpole.

Senate Intel Committee to Question Jared Kushner About Meetings with Russian Ambassador, Bank Official

The New York Times reports that the Senate Intelligence Committee will be questioning President Trump’s son-in-law and senior White House advisor Jared Kushner concerning meetings he held with Russian officials close to the Kremlin, including an executive with Russia’s state-owned development bank, who claims he met with Kushner “in his capacity as the then-chief executive of Kushner Companies, his family’s sprawling real estate empire.”

Donald Trump

Geller: Why Trump Is Failing

Make no mistake: the failure to repeal and replace Obamacare, which President Trump had so often promised to do, was a major defeat for his administration.

Meckler: The Health Care Fiasco Should Make Americans Sober to This Reality

Over the past few years, Republican politicians have said that they wanted to repeal Obamacare, and the voters in the jaw-dropping Presidential election agreed. Last week, the ball was teed up. The American people were in the stands, holding their breath as the federal government was ready to take a swing at health care once and for all.

Trump Rolls Back Two Obama-Era Education Regulations

President Donald Trump signed legislation Monday that rolls back two Obama-era education regulations — one regarding teacher training programs and another regarding requirements for states in meeting directives of the federal Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA).