5 overlooked politics stories that are worth your time

Construction crews prepare a monument of Robert E. Lee, who was a general in the Confederate Army, for removal in New Orleans, Louisiana, May 19, 2017. Photo by REUTERS/Jonathan Bachman

The 24-hour news cycle is filled with politics coverage, but not everything gets the attention it deserves. Here are five politics stories you may have missed in the past week.

  1. President Trump's Big Wall Is Now Just 74 Miles Long In His Budget Plan — 5/24. Both Republican and Democratic lawmakers oppose a physical barrier along the southern border. — NPR
  2. Minnesota resorts scrambling for summer help have extra hurdle — 5/28. Vacation towns are facing a labor shortage partly due to Congress letting H-2B visa exemptions expire. — Star-Tribune
  3. Texas House, Senate OK compromise on bill to soften voter ID law — 5/28. Texas lawmakers have reached a deal on bill that would relax the state's strict voter ID laws. — Texas Tribune
  4. Few in St. Louis Knew Confederate Memorial Existed. Now, Many Want It Gone. — 5/26. Cities across the country are debating if there is a place for Confederate memorials in public spaces. — New York Times
  5. This Republican Senator Is Trump's Public Critic And Private Adviser — 5/26. As the Senate Foreign Relations Committee chairman, Sen. Bob Corker has an important role in Washington as the White House builds its foreign policy. — BuzzFeed News

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Correction: An earlier version of this article misspelled the name of a visa program for temporary non-agricultural workers. It is the H-2B program, not the H-B2 program.

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