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August 3, 2017

8-2-2017 Political Nuggets…

Washington Brief

  • The Senate voted 92-5 to confirm Christopher Wray as the next director of the Federal Bureau of Investigation. Senate leaders are now working to reach an agreement on a broad package of nominations to fill vacancies in the Trump administration before the chamber adjourns for its August recess. (Politico)
  • Rep. Diane Black, who leads the House Budget Committee, will run for governor of Tennessee in 2018. Her entrance into the race ends months of speculation and makes her the fifth candidate to seek the Republican nomination to succeed Gov. Bill Haslam (R). (The Tennessean)
  • The Justice Department is preparing to challenge colleges and universities over “race-based discrimination” in their admissions policies, potentially taking aim at the use of affirmative action. (The New York Times)
  • President Donald Trump’s disapproval rating tied an all-time high in a poll conducted after the Senate’s failure to pass a health care bill and amid turmoil at the White House.(Morning Consult)

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