President Trump speaks with HUD Secretary Ben Carson. Photo: Alex Brandon / AP

The Trump administration has delayed an Obama-era requirement that communities research their levels of housing segregation and present proposals to fix it in order to receive federal housing aid, per The New York Times.

The Department of Housing and Urban Development didn't repeal the rule outright, but stated that proposals submitted under the requirement would no longer be reviewed.

Why it matters: Experts told NYT that the decision could presage HUD cutting the rule entirely, allowing a reversion to the pre-2015 mean where the federal government could turn a blind eye to effective segregation — for example, by allowing local governments to place housing projects only in majority-black neighborhoods.

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Obama: The rest of us have to live with the consequences of what Trump's done

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Campaigning for Joe Biden at a car rally in Miami on Saturday, Barack Obama railed against President Trump's response to the coronavirus pandemic, saying "the rest of us have to live with the consequences of what he's done."

Driving the news: With less than two weeks before the election, the Biden campaign is drawing on the former president's popularity with Democrats to drive turnout and motivate voters.

Murkowski says she'll vote to confirm Amy Coney Barrett to Supreme Court

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Sen. Lisa Murkowski (R-Alaska) said Saturday that she'll vote to confirm Judge Amy Coney Barrett to the Supreme Court on Monday, despite her opposition to the process that's recently transpired.

The big picture: Murkowski's decision leaves Sen. Susan Collins (R-Maine) as the only Republican expected to vote against Barrett.