Monday, October 11, 2021

What’s making news in Washington this weekend

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Today’s Washington Post:

Lobbyists are pressuring news outlets to lay off reporters. “Some companies and businesses have been asking around that we find ways to pare back reporter staff to match the national budget, freeing up people to be hired for other editorial positions,” Washington Post CEO Martin Baron said.

House panels in a holdup over Gulf of Mexico drilling bill.

Senate Democrats propose visa change to protect H-1B workers. Republicans are opposed.

Rep. Rick Larsen, D-Wash., just tapped “very young” for DCCC job.

Watchdog group takes big Twitter messes to Congress.

Obama suggested illegal immigrants should pay in cash for green cards.

Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross got government checks, but opposed giving other workers government wages.

Former President Obama scored high marks from the Supreme Court.

White House suggests Trump needs to stay in China for border construction.

Federal judge finds Trump illegally pardoned former aide to D.C. mayor.

Flashback. Did a Secret Service agent suggest ISIS had hacked U.S. intelligence information?

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