Tuesday’s Mini-Report, 3.26.19

Today’s edition of quick hits:

* 14 Republicans broke ranks on this one: “House Democrats on Tuesday failed to override President Donald Trump’s veto of a measure to repeal his emergency declaration on the southern border.”

* Green New Deal: “The Senate on Tuesday failed to advance the Green New Deal, the ambitious plan to combat climate change proposed by Democratic Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, after what Democrats said was a politically-motivated show vote. The measure, which needed 60 votes to clear a procedural hurdle, failed in a 0-57 vote, with 43 Democrats voting present.”

* Keep expectations low: “The Supreme Court did not appear ready to put constraints on partisan gerrymandering after oral arguments in two cases Tuesday, as conservative justices aired concerns about how judges would decide when politics weighed too heavily in drawing congressional maps.”

* Climate crisis: “Global energy experts released grim findings Monday, saying that not only are planet-warming carbon-dioxide emissions still increasing, but the world’s growing thirst for energy has led to higher emissions from coal-fired power plants than ever before.”

* Judge Edith Brown Clement: “Fifth Circuit judge does her best Trump impression in opinion attacking liberal colleagues.”

* Eyeing incremental progress on health care: “House Democrats are rolling out a plan to strengthen the Affordable Care Act that would expand federal insurance subsidies and reverse the Trump administration’s attacks on the health care law – but avoids the party’s internal fight about more ambitious proposals to extend health coverage.”

* Yield curve inversion is more interesting that it sounds: “On Friday afternoon, the yield curve inverted, which, if you’re a halfway normal person, sounds extremely boring, but it sent the financial press into a tizzy…. It’s certainly not good news. And while you wait to see if economic disaster strikes, you might as well learn what the hell it is the analysts on television are talking about.”

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Tuesday's Mini-Report, 3.26.19