Monday’s Mini-Report, 6.18.18

Today’s edition of quick hits:

* The White House faces pushback: “Republican Massachusetts Gov. Charlie Baker said he will not send the Massachusetts National Guard to the U.S.-Mexico border due to the ‘cruel and inhumane’ decision by the Trump administration to separate children from their parents as families arrive at the border.”

* In McAllen, Texas, “hundreds of young migrants are being kept behind metal wire – the type you’d see on a neighborhood batting cage or a dog kennel – inside the country’s largest immigration processing center.”

* CFPB: “President Donald Trump intends to nominate an associate director at the Office of Management and Budget to lead the government’s consumer watchdog agency, the White House announced Saturday.”

* The latest round in an avoidable fight: “The Justice Department and House Republicans appear to be careening toward their tensest confrontation yet in a long-running dispute over documents, with one GOP lawmaker warning that the House could seek to hold officials in contempt of Congress if the FBI and DOJ fail to comply with subpoenas for information.”

* After creating a series of cartoons critical of Donald Trump, Rob Rogers was ousted as the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette’s editorial cartoonist.

* Trump does like leaders with an authoritarian streak: “President Donald Trump is congratulating Prime Minister Viktor Orban of Hungary on his recent re-election.”

* Filling the swamp: “Vice President Pence has transformed his office into a new entry point for lobbyists seeking to influence the Trump administration across federal agencies, according to federal records and interviews.”

* My favorite Florida-related headline in a while: “A man had police test his meth. He wanted to ‘press charges’ against his dealer, police say.”

* Am I the only one who thought it was weird to see the NRA connecting gun control and witchcraft over the weekend?

Anything to add? Consider this an open thread.

Monday's Mini-Report, 6.18.18