House Ways and Means Committee Chairman Richard Neal had warned that if the Treasury Department did not comply with a 5 p.m. deadline today to hand over President Trump’s tax returns, he’d likely to sue the department “as quickly as next week.”

Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin responded this afternoon that the department would not be turning over the returns to the committee.

The Missouri House passed restrictive abortion bill prohibiting abortions after eight weeks of pregnancy, though many women often don’t know they’re pregnant in that time. The bill includes exceptions for medical emergencies but not for pregnancies that are the result of rape or incest.

Former Trump campaign manager Corey Lewandowski said in an OpEd that he’s unimpressed with Joe Biden’s chances of capturing the Democratic presidential nomination, let alone of winning in a matchup against President Trump.

Trump renewed his attacks on House Judiciary Chair Jerry Nadler in a tweet that suggested that Hillary Clinton’s missing emails were still getting under his skin.

Amid a new round of tariff battles between the U.S. and China on each other’s exports, China has recalled two cute giant pandas from the San Diego Zoo in California.

Mnuchin won more than $200,000 in a lawsuit against a private-jet company after he claimed the company broke an agreement to reimburse him after he terminated his membership.

In a major education policy speech set to be delivered tomorrow, Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders will call for a ban on all for-profit charter schools, a position that puts him directly at odds with the Trump administration and becoming the first of the 2020 Democratic presidential candidates to insist on such a move.

U.S. Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand, whose 2020 campaign is lagging, is now reorganizing her online operations and trying to turn around her political and financial fortunes with her high-profile criticism of the new laws in Georgia, Alabama and other states that drastically restrict abortions.

Ulysees Wingo, a Buffalo Common Council member, has been barred from stepping foot on Buffalo Public School property after bringing a gun inside a high school earlier this week, district officials said.

NYC Mayor Bill de Blasio stepped away from the criticism in his hometown to engage curiosity in Iowa, making his first stop as a presidential candidate in the middle of farm country to demonstrate his interest in agricultural issues and take shots at Trump.

De Blasio’s first stop was an ethanol plant in Gowrie, a town of about 1,000.

De Blasio said he’s not ready to release policy proposals for his 2020 presidential bid, even though he’s been toying with the idea of a White House run for five months.

Kramer Levin Naftalis & Franke, a law firm to which de Blasio owes more than $300,000 in unpaid legal bills, has targeted the mayor’s office – and even the mayor himself – to lobby for clients that include Disney.

Federal prosecutors have subpoenaed pay records for a retired Long Island Rail Road worker who earned more money than anyone else at the Metropolitan Transportation Authority last year, as well as the records of more than a dozen other MTA employees.

State Sen. Tim Kennedy, chair of the Transportation Committee, said he’s blocking legislation aimed at outlawing pedestrians who text while walking across the street.

The northeastern U.S.’s largest supplier of natural gas stopped processing new customer applications in New York City and Long Island after the Cuomo administration blocked a major pipeline project.

The MTA would be forced to install elevators at any subway station undergoing a closure or renovation of at least six months under a new state bill.

The meetings of the secret master-slave society started by NXIVM leader Keith Raniere occurred three times a week. They began with all the women stripping naked. Then they posed for a picture to be sent to him.

The Cayuga Power Plant in Lansing will end its coal operations and reopen as a data storage center if all goes according to company plans.

The time off for voting law approved by the Legislature earlier this year is a problem for schools.

RIP, Grumpy Cat.