FROM Erin McMorrow
HUD Re-Allocates Section 8 Money Away from Los Angeles The Federal Department of Housing and Urban Development rejected all the new projects proposed by the City of Los Angeles this year to house homeless people. All $15 million has been given to other cities instead. Homeless advocates say Congresswoman Maxine Waters wants to lobby HUD to get the money back, but that Mayor Villaraigosas's office won’t give her the green light. Erin McMorrow directs housing policy at the LA Coalition to End Hunger and Homelessness .
Political appointments and the reshaping of the judiciary President Trump has the chance for a long-term impact -- not just on the US Supreme Court, but on the entire federal court system. And his nominees are likely to get the support of a massive spending campaign by donors who don't have to reveal their names. Can President Trump "pack" the federal court system?
Trump's travel ban and the long-term agenda The Trump Administration's revised travel ban may be good news for some visa holders and others, but it's still being challenged as unconstitutional. Some reporters call it the beginning of a long-term effort to change the demographic make-up of the United States.
CBO: Under GOP plan, millions will lose coverage Republicans are divided and Democrats are saying, "we told you so," when it comes to official estimates of what it will cost to repeal and replace Obamacare. The Trump White House says the Congressional Budget Office is just wrong.