Washington Post: Kushner firm given $285 million Deutsche Bank loan a month before Election Day

CBO: Senate health bill would leave 22 million more people uninsured by 2026
The legislation that Majority Leader Mitch McConnell released last week would lower federal spending by $321 billion over the decade, the Congressional Budget Office projects, compared with $119 billion in the House version. The analysis comes as McConnell and other Senate Republican leaders try to hurry a vote on their bill this week.
By Amy Goldstein and Kelsey Snell  •  Read more »
Supreme Court allows limited version of Trump’s travel ban to take effect
The justices agreed to allow a limited version of President Trump’s ban on travelers from six mostly Muslim countries to take effect, and will consider in the fall the president’s broad powers in immigration matters in a case that raised fundamental issues of national security and religious discrimination.
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Justices side with religious institutions in major church-state decision
In a case involving a Missouri church, the court ruled that religious institutions may not be excluded from state programs with a secular intent.
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McEnroe vs. Serena: 44 years after ‘Battle of the Sexes,’ the same dumb debate
Why is it that we’re still framing a battle of the sexes as the ultimate test, as if until a female athlete proves she can win an exhibition match against an inferior man, she will not have wrested control of the clicker, the thermostat and the wheel? John McEnroe’s remarks, facetious as they may be, are an excuse to do a status check of how far we’ve come — or not.
By Sally Jenkins  •  Read more »
Kushner firm given $285 million Deutsche Bank loan a month before Election Day
Jared Kushner’s real estate company received the loan as the bank was negotiating to settle federal and state charges that it aided a possible Russian money-laundering scheme. Kushner’s association with Deutsche Bank is among a number of financial matters that could come under review by special counsel Robert S. Mueller III, who is examining President Trump’s son-in-law as part of his probe into possible Russian influence in the election.
By Michael Kranish  •  Read more »
FBI questioned Trump campaign adviser Carter Page at length in Russia probe
Over a series of five meetings in March, totaling about 10 hours of questioning, Page denied wrongdoing when asked about allegations that he may have acted as a go-between for Russia and the campaign, according to a person familiar with Page’s account.
By Devlin Barrett  •  Read more »
WorldViews | Analysis
Modi’s ‘no frills’ visit to Washington masks a potential minefield
The leaders of the world’s two biggest democracies finally meet in person.
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British government says 75 out of 75 buildings failed fire safety tests
The total failure rate comes as the government reckons with the fallout of a blaze at London’s Grenfell Tower that left 79 people dead.
By Griff Witte and Karla Adam  •  Read more »
The slow, secret death of the electric guitar
About five decades ago, everyone wanted to be a guitar god. They were inspired by the men who roamed the concert stage, including Jeff Beck, Jimi Hendrix, Carlos Santana and Jimmy Page. Now those boomers are retiring and they’re looking to shed, not add to, their collections. And younger musicians aren’t stepping in to replace them.
By Geoff Edgers  •  Read more »
Trump won, and Amy Siskind started a list of changes. Now it’s a sensation.
The former Wall Street executive is tracking the subtle alterations in once taken-for-granted governmental norms that she believes could undermine democracy. A lot of people are paying attention.
By Margaret Sullivan  •  Read more »
Wonkblog | Analysis
A ‘very credible’ new study on Seattle’s $15 minimum wage has bad news for liberals
Seattle officials wanted to help poor workers when they voted to boost the minimum wage, but a new study says they may have done the opposite.
By Max Ehrenfreund  •  Read more »
A Fox News host ambushed Jesse Ventura about his ‘American Sniper’ lawsuit. It got ugly.
Jesse Watters asked about the lawsuit against Chris Kyle’s estate. Ventura said the sniper’s widow, Taya Kyle, should apologize.
By Cleve R. Wootson Jr.  •  Read more »

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