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Trump endorses states’ rights — but only when he agrees with the state

The Trump administration is all in favor of states’ rights. Except when it’s not. Attorney General Jeff Sessions brushed aside state autonomy to sue California over its so-called sanctuary policies that shield undocumented [...]
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When the President of the United States Calls You a ‘Son of a Bitch’

Subscribe to The Global POLITICO on Apple Podcasts here. | Subscribe via Stitcher here. On Friday afternoon, Chuck Todd was talking Trump. Never mind the over-the-top chaos of the last two weeks and a White House that at times seemed to be [...]
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Trump administration to aid states in firearms training for teachers, school staff

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Education Secretary Betsy DeVos said she didn’t know whether the public schools in Michigan improved following the school choice policies she pushed in the state. | [...]
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Trump targets European car-makers with big plants in states he won

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President Donald Trump, expressing his ire over trade imbalances this weekend, made a peculiar choice: He focused his criticism on two European brands, BMW and Mercedes-Benz, that have significant investments in two of the nation’s most [...]
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Trump takes aim at blue states in infrastructure plan

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Major transportation projects in blue states may be in jeopardy in President Donald Trump’s 10-year infrastructure plan, which critics say favors little-populated rural areas to the detriment of urban America. The White House isn’t being [...]
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Trump paves the way for states to impose Medicaid work requirements

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Democrats and liberal advocacy groups argue that adding work requirements may undermine Medicaid. That’s not how President Donald Trump’s administration sees [...]
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Why states may get away with creative income tax maneuvers

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Payroll please Let’s say your employer pays you $ 100,000 a year and you pay $ 5,000 in state personal income taxes, leaving $ 95,000 before federal taxes and other charges. What if instead your employer paid you $ 95,000 in wages [...]
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Blue states eye ‘political gift’ in tax workaround fight with Trump

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ALBANY, N.Y. — The new tax law’s limit on the state and local tax deduction may pose a fiscal threat to high-tax states and their affluent taxpayers. But it’s also a political gift to Democratic officials in those states [...]
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How blue states might save Obamacare’s markets

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The looming demise of Obamacare’s individual mandate is spurring talks in a handful of blue states about enacting their own coverage requirements, as state officials and health care advocates fear repeal will roil their insurance markets. [...]
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FCC’s next step on net neutrality: Blocking the states

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The Obama administration’s net neutrality rules met their all-but-certain demise Tuesday as Federal Communications Commission Chairman Ajit Pai outlined a plan to repeal them — while making sure states can’t impose their own regulations [...]