Mulvaney told Trump officials their ‘highest priority’ will be deregulation: Axios

“We knew there was one thing we could do without legislation,” the senior official told me. When Mulvaney sits down with the president to discuss the Cabinet secretaries’ performance, the official said, “Dereg is going to be top of the list.”

Why it matters: Trump relishes using the power of the presidency to do whatever he can without Congress.

Vaccinations increase 500% in anti-vaxxer stronghold after measles outbreak

Sometimes, a strong dose of reality is what’s needed to motivate people to do the right thing, and that’s what appears to be happening in Clark County, Washington.

When Clark County declared a state of emergency over the outbreak late last month, there were 36 confirmed cases of the disease. Fast-forward to this week and there are now 50 confirmed cases and that number is continuing to rise.

Emergency Declaration Could Backfire, Force GOP Opposition

Rachel Maddow explains how Nancy Pelosi could pass a referendum in the House opposing Donald Trump’s border emergency declaration that would force a vote in the Senate where some Republicans who have already criticized that idea would be forced to either oppose Trump or contradict their own stated positions.

FLORIDA: “My KKK Friends Will Burn Your Family”: Woman Goes On A Racist Rant Against A Black Cop

A Florida woman was recorded going on a racist and violent rant against a black officer after he arrested her for drunk driving.

Julie Edwards, 53, told Volusia County Sheriff’s Office deputy Brandon King that her “KKK friends would burn his family” and that “niggers should’ve never been let out of slavery,” according to a police report provided to BuzzFeed News.