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April 20, 2017

4-19-2017 Political Nuggets….

Washington Brief

  • Democrat Jon Ossoff and Republican Karen Handel will compete in a June runoff after emerging from an 18-candidate race in Georgia for the House seat formerly held by Health and Human Services Secretary Tom Price. After no candidate secured the 50 percent needed for outright victory, President Donald Trump declared the impending runoff a win for Republicans. (Morning Consult)
  • The United States extended sanctions relief for Iran after inspectors found the country had complied with the terms of its nuclear agreement forged during the Obama administration. Trump was a critic of the Iran deal on the campaign trail and his administration is reviewing the agreement. (The Associated Press)
  • Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-N.Y.) downplayed the chance of a government shutdown next week, but soon-to-expire health benefits for coal miners are still a potential sticking point that could cause problems for congressional negotiators. (The Huffington Post)
  • As Fox News is reportedly preparing to cut ties with embattled host Bill O’Reilly, public support for his ouster has risen in recent weeks, according to a new poll. (Morning Consult)

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