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DNC Chair Tom Perez goes to war with state parties

One state Democratic official said the email from Tom Perez on Saturday prompted him to “spit out my sweet tea.” | John Minchillo/AP Photo Elections ‘I don’t know how you put the genie back in the bottle at this point,’ said [...]

POLITICO Playbook: Knowing the next chief, and what’s coming up on health care

Presented by */ ]]> White House budget chief Mick Mulvaney has spent several months openly lobbying for the job of chief of staff, POLITICO reports. | Evan Vucci/AP Photo DRIVING THE DAY SNEAK PEEK … THE PRESIDENT’S WEEK [...]

A holy mess: Churches, other nonprofits confront parking tax

It’s unclear though if Congress will approve any more tax legislation before quitting for the year. | Eva Hambach/AFP/Getty Images FINANCE & TAX Under the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act, the parking benefits that churches, synagogues, [...]

Mulvaney called Trump a ‘terrible human being’ ahead of 2016 election

“Do I like Donald Trump? No,” White House budget director Mick Mulvaney said of President Donald Trump one week before the 2016 election. | Alex Wong/Getty Images Share on Facebook Share on Twitter */ ]]> Mick Mulvaney called [...]

‘He would have given up a very valuable appendage to get that job’

The failures of his predecessors and the daunting year ahead did not deter Mick Mulvaney, who has spent several months openly lobbying for the job. | Jacquelyn Martin/AP Photo Share on Facebook Share on Twitter */ ]]> Chief of staff [...]

Obamacare ruling delivers new shock to health system

Friday night’s surprise decision doesn’t require all ACA-created projects and health coverage to immediately cease. | Patrick Sison/AP Photo Share on Facebook Share on Twitter */ ]]> Expanded Medicaid for millions. Penalties [...]

GOP feels heat in wake of Obamacare ruling: ‘It’s all the downsides’

A sustained political discussion on health care could wound vulnerable Republicans up for re-eelction in 2020, including Sen. Cory Gardner of Colorado. | Alex Wong/Getty Images Health Care The decision spells bad news for Republicans [...]

Zinke’s likely replacement has been ‘the man behind the curtain’

Deputy Interior Secretary David Bernhardt has taken the lead in softening the department’s protections for endangered species, a move that will make it easier for oil and gas companies to drill on ecologically sensitive lands. | David [...]

Zinke to leave Interior amid scandals

President Donald Trump announced Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke’s departure on Twitter on Saturday. | Shawn Thew, Pool/Getty Images White House The resignation comes after reports that the Justice Department is considering whether [...]

Trump names Mulvaney acting White House chief of staff

The president did not elaborate on how long Mick Mulvaney, director of the Office of Management and Budget, will serve as his acting chief of staff. | Manuel Balce Ceneta White House A senior administration official said there was no [...]