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June 16, 2017

6-16-2017 Political Nuggets….

Washington Brief

  • President Donald Trump today heads to Miami, where he is expected to announce a major rollback of the Obama administration’s policies toward Cuba that eased previous business and travel restrictions. (Reuters)
  • So-called Dreamers can retain their current status as legal workers in the United States, with the Department of Homeland Security saying on its website that “no work permits will be terminated prior to their current expiration dates.” However, DHS canceled a program planned during the Obama administration that was meant to protect from deportation the parents of children with permanent status. (Politico)
  • Robert Mueller, the Justice Department’s special counsel, is investigating the business dealings of Trump’s son-in-law and senior adviser Jared Kushner. (The Washington Post) The general counsel for Trump’s transition team issued a memo ordering transition members to preserve records related to the investigation. (The New York Times)
  • After Democrats defeated Republicans 11-2 in the 56th annual Congressional Baseball Game, Rep. Mike Doyle of Pennsylvania, the Democrats’ manager, gave the trophy to the Republican team to place in the office of Majority Whip Steve Scalise (R-La.), who is recovering from Wednesday’s shooting. (Roll Call) Doctors said Scalise remains in critical condition but is improving. ( The Associated Press)

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