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June 20, 2017

6-20-2017 Political Nuggets….

Today in 5 Lines

The Supreme Court will consider whether partisan gerrymandering violates the Constitution. Democrats will begin using parliamentary tactics to disrupt Senate proceedings as part of an effort to push back against Republicans’ secrecy in drafting a new health-care proposal. The Metropolitan Police arrested a man in connection with the attack on a crowd of worshippers near a mosque in London early Monday. The State Department issued a statement condemning the attack. Otto Warmbier, the University of Virginia student released last week after being detained in North Korea for over a year, has died.

Washington Brief

  • Voters in Georgia’s 6th congressional district head to the polls today in what has become a nationally watched contest between Republican Karen Handel and Democrat Jon Ossoff. Polling for the race to fill the House seat previously held by Health and Human Services Secretary Tom Price in a once-safe Republican district shows the candidates neck and neck. (The Atlanta Journal-Constitution)
  • Senate Republicans plan to vote on their health care overhaul bill next week, despite the fact that several GOP senators have expressed concerns about the direction of the legislation, which has not been made public. (The Wall Street Journal)
  • The Supreme Court will consider a potentially landmark case about whether gerrymandered congressional and legislative maps violate the Constitution. The case originated in Wisconsin and will be heard during the court’s term that starts in October. (The Washington Post)
  • Political data on more than 198 million Americans was exposed this month after it was posted on a publicly accessible server by a Republican National Committee contractor. The data consists of personal information such as home addresses, birthdates and phone numbers. (Gizmodo)

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