Housing and Urban Development Secretary Ben Carson announced plans to roll back an Obama-era fair housing rule which required local governments that received HUD funding to assess and break down discriminatory barriers in housing markets. Supporters say the original regulation overburdened communities and impeded the production of affordable housing, while critics argue that the changes will further segregate areas.
The entire West Virginia Supreme Court has been impeached by the state's House of Delegates, citing excessive spending. While no one has defended the lavish expenditures, some have likened the move to a coup executed by the Republican-controlled legislature in order to allow the sitting GOP governor, Jim Justice, to replace several Democrats on the high court.
Tuesday's primaries in Wisconsin and Minnesota serve as a barometer of opposition strength headed into the November midterm elections.