This Week in Politics

Monday, April 22

  • President Trump and his business sue House Oversight and Reform Committee chairman to block subpoena for financial information.
  • Myanmar’s highest court rejects appeal to dismiss the case of two Pulitzer Prize-winning Reuters journalists.

Tuesday, April 23

  • Professional gambler James Holzhauer wins “Jeopardy!” for the second time, making him only the second person going home with more than $1 million from the show.
  • Sri Lanka Easter bombings were found to be carried out by a “radical Islam group,” according to defense minister.
  • Federal investigators say that a faulty gas vent was to blame for 2016 Silver Spring apartment explosion that killed seven.

Wednesday, April 24

  • Already, 2019 has the highest recorded number of U.S. measles cases since the disease was declared eliminated nationwide.
  • The Boy Scouts of America believe more than 7,800 former leaders were involved in sexually abusing children, CNN reports.

Thursday, April 25

  • Former Vice President Joe Biden announces his 2020 candidacy for president.
  • FBI undergoes search of the home of Baltimore Mayor Catherine Pugh following scandal over children’s book sales.
  • PepsiCo sues four farmers for copyright infringement over the potatoes they grow, claiming they are exclusively for Lays chips.
  • Delaware girl bitten by “kissing bug.” It is the first report of this bug, which can spread Chagas disease, confirmed in the state.

Friday, April 26

  • NRA President Oliver North announces he will not be renominated after a dispute with the CEO.
  • Kids2 rocking sleepers recalled after five infant deaths.
  • Mall of America boy who was thrown off a third-floor balcony is “alert and conscious,” family says.
  • Majority of Americans oppose impeachment, but a majority believe Trump lied to the public, Post-ABC poll finds.