1. BORDER CRISIS
Obama wants billions: President Barack Obama will ask Congress today for emergency funds, possibly more than $2 billion, as the United States grapples with a surge of undocumented children crossing the border from Mexico. The money will secure space for the detention of children and help stop the tide of immigrants, a White House official says.
2. NEW CEO FOR VA
Surprising pick: President Obama is hoping a former corporate CEO can fix a troubled health agency. He plans tonominate Bob McDonald, the former CEO of Procter & Gamble, to head the Department of Veterans Affairs. If approved, he’d take over an agency making headlines for allegations of mismanagement and cover-ups of long patient waiting times.
3. OBAMACARE TEST
Next challenge: The Supreme Court rules today on a politically-charged Obamacare appeal involving a requirement that certain, for-profit businesses provide contraceptive coverage to their employees. Can those employers avoid the requirement if they object on moral or religious grounds? That’s just one of the questions justices have weighed over several months.
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