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Trump administration considers payroll tax cut to boost economy

The White House has begun preparing options to boost the economy, including a potential payroll tax cut and possibly reversing some of President Trump’s tariffs, officials said.

Ed Markey refuses to criticize Joe Kennedy for possible primary challenge, says he’s ‘running hard’ for reelection

Markey said he and Kennedy talk regularly and will continue to do so, but did not say if Kennedy asked him to retire.

Planned Parenthood leaves federal family planning program over abortion restrictions

Planned Parenthood said Monday it’s pulling out of the federal family program rather abide by a new Trump administration rule prohibiting clinics from referring women for abortions.

Twitter, Facebook shut down Chinese accounts targeting Hong Kong protests

Twitter says it has suspended more than 200,000 accounts that it believes were linked to the Chinese government and a disinformation campaign targeting the protests in Hong Kong.

Ed Markey releases video endorsement from Elizabeth Warren amid possible Joe Kennedy primary challenge

Warren says Markey has “my full support” in the 90-second video.

Omar, Tlaib to host news conference on travel restrictions

Representatives Ilhan Omar and Rashida Tlaib plan to host a news conference Monday afternoon on travel restrictions to Israel and Palestine, after they were denied entry into Israel last week.

A clash of pragmatism against ideological purity dominates Democratic debate

Moderate Democrats warned voters against nominating liberal candidates who embrace ‘‘wish-list economics.’’

Adrian Walker

Seth Moulton’s terrible, horrible, no good, very bad summer vacation

Moulton was always a long shot in the 2020 field, but he couldn’t have envisioned approaching Labor Day with little hope of even making it onstage for the Democratic debates.