Donald Trump has rolled out another piece of his plan to wage war on the “deep state” if he’s reelected, promising to unilaterally cut federal spending using the tactic known as “impoundment.” In doing so, he would challenge a decades-old federal law put in place after Richard Nixon tried something similar. As Shelby Talcott and Joseph Zeballos-Roig write, the plan is already horrifying some longtime budget experts, who are warning about a presidential power grab, and delighting allies, who see it as a “paradigm shift.”
Shelby also has a scoop this morning on how Susan B. Anthony Pro-Life America is trying to nudge Republican politicians to go on offense on abortion issues. It’s brandishing new polling, showing that even many voters who consider themselves “pro-choice” support bans on the procedure after 15 weeks.
I’ve confirmed that GE CEO Larry Culp will be one of the VIPs attending this week’s state dinner for Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi. (GE is set to co-produce fighter jet engines in India under an agreement Modi and President Biden are expected to announce). Meanwhile, Kadia Goba notes that progressives on Capitol Hill are splitting on Modi’s visit, with some promising to boycott his upcoming address.
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