Trump-Free Briefs

  • Gov. Sam Brownback (R-KS) said Tuesday he will veto a bipartisan bill that would have avoided deep cuts to government services because it would mean raising taxes on rich people.
  • The Democratic Party will vote this weekend for new leadership, to plot a path forward, and then to plot a path to the right and further backward.
  • Under pressure from the U.S. to increase its defense spending, NATO member Norway is pledging to spend millions more to make up for the new U.S. shortfall in funding to defend the rights of women to get abortions.
  • The cost-cutting hedge fund 3G Capital has bought the fast-food chain Popeye’s and vows to fire so many people and make so many changes that Popeye’s will no longer be what it am.