A day after Attorney General Jeff Sessions announced new restrictions on Department of Justice grants aimed at pulling funds from sanctuary cities, Philadelphia officials said the rules will "worsen public safety" here, whether they decide to comply with them or not.
As Attorney General Jeff Sessions weathered another round of criticisms from President Trump on Tuesday, the Department of Justice on Tuesday announced new, broader restrictions on policing grants - aimed at withholding federal money from sanctuary cities like Philadelphia.
On Monday night, the Boy Scouts of America were flooded with social media denunciations of a speech in which Trump pushed the Republican healthcare plan, told a long story about a party in New York with "the hottest people there," and decried the media - in short, an address straight out of a Trump rally. Progressive parents and former scouts bristled.
The future of the GOP's healthcare bill - and the future of Medicaid - is resting, in part, on how senators plan to tackle the opioid crisis. And whatever they decide will likely hit hardest in states that, like Pennsylvania and New Jersey, expanded Medicaid under Obamacare.
There was radio silence on the president's Twitter feed — but into the void stepped Donald Trump, Jr., who's currently running his father's businesses and whose own feed offers an instructive glimpse into the conservative sphere's take on the Comey hearings.
Aubrey Whelan is a staff writer assigned to the enterprise team. Since joining the Inquirer in 2012, she has covered crime in Philadelphia and everything in Chester County.