John Kelly, Uber, Yayoi Kusuma: Your Thursday Morning Roundup

Good morning!Here is a look at the top headlines as we start the day.🌞 Weather: Mostly sunny, hot and humid. High: 96°👋 Stay in touch: Do you want to get this roundup via email? Sign up for our newsletters here. Homeland Security secretary Kelly won't commit Trump administration to backing DACADepartment of Homeland Security Secretary John Kelly told the Congressional Hispanic Caucus Wednesday that he personally supports the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program, but declined to say whether the administration would defend it in court."Congress is the source of a long-term solution for DACA," said DHS spokesman David Lapan. Kelly departed the closed meeting without commenting to reporters. "Right now, there's no plan to rescind or change what we're doing with DACA."Caucus members were concerned by Kelly's refusal to say if the administration would defend the program.Editorial: Trump's failure to fill energy panel is stalling shovel-ready projects.Russia ties: The snowballing revelations about Donald Trump Jr.'s meeting with a Russian lawyer during last year's presidential campaign have broadsided the White House, distracting from its agenda as aides grapple with a crisis involving the president's family.Commentary: It's ridiculous for Trump's team to attribute 90 percent of campus rapes to regret.Texas-backed laws: Discussions of health care, Russia, and President Donald Trump have dominated the media and the nation's Capitol for months. But that's not all that's been going on in Washington. Here are some interesting but overlooked bills that Texas lawmakers have introduced in the House and Senate this year.  Continue reading...

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