News bites: Obama to tap new top climate change regulator


Republican-led states are declining to enforce certain Affordable Care Act regulations and are placing restrictions on the “navigators” tasked with helping uninsured individuals obtain coverage under the law, The Washington Post reports.

Housing industry officials mostly embraced relaxed new draft regulations for mortgage lending, according to The Hill’s On The Money blog.

Texas is set to enact the state’s tough new abortion regulations, The Texas Tribune reports.

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It’s Obama v. the Judicial Branch, as the president’s chilly relationship with the federal court system has emerged as a major hurdle in the president’s policy agenda.

The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) released a new report showing more than a quarter of the U.S. workforce may be eligible for student loan forgiveness or other federal programs.

Rep. Tim Huelskamp (R-Kan) pulled President Obama’s daughters into the debate over national school lunch regulations.

The White House’s Office of National Drug Control Policy recommended that more first responders carry medicine that can reverse the effects of a heroin overdose.

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