Lori Montgomery

Washington Post

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Economic policy reporter for the Washington Post

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For the first time in two years, House and Senate Committee leaders may have forged a budget agreement.

Congress Has Just Days to Pass a 'Cease-fire' Budget Deal

For the first time in two years, House and Senate Committee leaders may have forged a budget agreement.

from To the Point

The top leaders of both parties in the House and the Senate were scheduled to meet with the President and Vice President at the White House this afternoon. Earlier, Mr.

Washington’s Debate Over the Shutdown and Debt Default Continues

The top leaders of both parties in the House and the Senate were scheduled to meet with the President and Vice President at the White House this afternoon. Earlier, Mr.

from To the Point

With most members on their way to the airport for a week-long recess, the House today joined the Senate with a vote to end the furloughs of air-traffic controllers.

Congress Scrambles to End Air Traffic Furloughs

With most members on their way to the airport for a week-long recess, the House today joined the Senate with a vote to end the furloughs of air-traffic controllers.

from To the Point

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The two international giants are linked in inextricable ways, and yet Americans’ understanding of China consistently lacks nuance.

from Scheer Intelligence

A last minute cease-fire in Syria; Mick Mulvaney confirms, then quickly denies a quid pro quo; and no one likes billionaires at the Democratic debate, not even the billionaire.

from Left, Right & Center

Malcolm Gladwell’s latest book, “Talking to Strangers,” is out, while he’s hosting the podcast, “Revisionist History.”

from To the Point

Climate change is an existential crisis. If Americans cut just one hamburger from their diet every week, it would be like taking 10 million cars off the road every year. After cutting energy use, less meat and more plant-based food add up to the easiest--and healthiest--way to reduce your carbon footprint. From the land and water needed to raise feed and the methane produced at the end of digestion, “Cattle are actually mini fossil-fuel, greenhouse gas producers.” So says Sujatha Bergen, head of health campaigns at the NRDC. As her title suggests, eliminating beef from your diet--in addition to pork and lamb-- is also better for you. She explains the trade-offs for helping to reduce climate change and says, “Starting with your fork is much less daunting for many people.”

from To the Point

Democrat Monique Limon announced she will run for Hannah Beth Jackson’s coveted state senate seat.

from Curious Coast

Gov. Gavin Newsom has approved more than 800 bills.

from Press Play with Madeleine Brand

Students are cutting class, and workers are striking worldwide.   At the UN, governments will be held accountable for promises made in the Paris Accords.

from To the Point

What did President Trump do this time?

from Left, Right & Center

In a world in which global opinion reigns, public diplomacy rooted in nationalism and propaganda will not save us from pressing crises.

from Scheer Intelligence