Happy Monday! President Donald Trump is continuing his tirade against Rep. Elijah Cummings, a Baltimore congressman who is black and chairman of the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee. It’s a move that has given more ammunition to those who have denounced the way Trump condemns political foes of color, and led to new debate over his use of discordant rhetoric for political gain, whatever the consequences. [Politico]
Topping the news: San Juan County paid $485,600 to a Louisiana law firm to lobby against the Bears Ears National Monument. [Trib]
-> The passage of a South Dakota law requiring “in God we trust” to be displayed in public schools has sparked debate across the country, but Utah has had a similar law on the books since 2002.