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Congress is mostly done legislating for the year

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"With passage of an enormous budget bill, the GOP-controlled Congress all but wrapped up its legislating for the year," per AP: "In two big ways, Republicans have done what they promised. They passed a long sought tax overhaul bill that slashed tax rates. They've rolled back regulations, in ways they claim are boosting the economy. In the Senate, they confirmed a justice to the Supreme Court."

The state of play: "But there are signs Americans wanted more: immigration reforms, gun control legislation, even an infrastructure plan that President Donald Trump promised voters. Tax cuts, for now, will have to do."

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White House knew about Rob Porter’s actions in March 2017

 White House Chief of Staff John Kelly and Staff Secretary Rob Porter.
White House Chief of Staff John Kelly and Staff Secretary Rob Porter. Photo: Jabin Botsford/The Washington Post via Getty Images

The White House reportedly knew of allegations against Rob Porter in March 2017, per the New York Times, after White House counsel Don McGahn received a "partial report" from the FBI which included the allegations of violence against two former wives.

Why it matters: There has long been speculation around what the White House knew and when they knew it when it comes to Porter's offenses. Per the Times, the White House claimed previously that the first report they got on Porter didn't include the allegations. A White House official told the Times that McGahn "never saw" the FBI report detailing the allegations.