On Politics: Democrats Pivot to Protecting Affordable Care Act
• House Democrats responded bluntly to a letter from Representative Rashida Tlaib, the freshman firebrand, seeking an inquiry into impeaching President Trump. “We’re not focused on impeachment,” said one.
• Nearly a year after imposing stiff tariffs on foreign metals, the United States is pressing Canada and Mexico to agree to permanent limits on the amount of steel and aluminum they export to America each year. Both have said no.
• Joseph R. Biden Jr. said Tuesday that he regretted his role in the 1991 hearings over Anita Hill’s sexual harassment allegations against Clarence Thomas, who became a Supreme Court justice. That episode could be a vulnerability if Mr. Biden runs for president.
• A divided Supreme Court returned to the subject of partisan gerrymandering, considering whether drawing election maps to help the party in power ever violates the Constitution. (Here’s an explainer, if you’re confused about what gerrymandering is.)
• Long before the grounding of the 737 Max, the Federal Aviation Administration faced scrutiny over its practice of letting manufacturers help certify their own planes. F.A.A. employees viewed their management as “having too close a relationship with Boeing officials,” a government inquiry found years ago.
Today’s On Politics briefing was compiled by Isabella Grullón Paz in New York.
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