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Tuesday's Mini-Report, 4.2.19

Today's edition of quick hits.

Today's edition of quick hits:

* Subpoenas: "The House Oversight Committee voted Tuesday to issue subpoenas seeking information on both the White House security clearance process and on the process that led to the administration's decision to add a citizenship question to the 2020 Census."

* Brexit: "Prime Minister Theresa May said Tuesday that she will seek to further delay Britain's exit from the European Union and seek to make an accord with the political opposition in a bid to break the Brexit impasse."

* This vote wasn't close: "New Zealand lawmakers on Tuesday voted overwhelmingly in favor of new gun restrictions during the first stage of a bill they hope to rush into law by the end of next week. The bill would ban the types of weapons a gunman used to kill 50 people at two mosques last month."

* Economic data, Part I: "Manufacturing activity in the world's two largest economies perked up in March, an antidote to financial-market fears of a coming global recession, though pockets of weakness remain and the outlook is uncertain."

* Economic data, Part II: "Spending at U.S. retailers declined in February, signaling some hesitation among consumers as the first quarter progressed."

* Quite a controversy: "Baltimore's mayor is taking an indefinite leave of absence as a political scandal about 'self-dealing' book sales intensifies."

* For the third time, Trump said today that his father was born in Germany. His father was actually born in New York. This seems like an odd thing to keep getting wrong.

Anything to add? Consider this an open thread.