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February 7, 2019

2-6-2019 Political Nuggets…

Washington Brief

  • President Donald Trump pressed a hard line on immigration during his State of the Union address, pushing for his border wall and offering no concessions to Democratic priorities such as a path to citizenship for immigrants brought into United States illegally as children. Trump also used the speech to announce he will meet for the second time with North Korean leader Kim Jong Un in Vietnam on Feb. 27-28. (The New York Times)
  • Sen. Amy Klobuchar (D-Minn.) signaled she will launch her candidacy for president this weekend. During an interview on MSNBC, the 58-year-old former prosecutor and third-term senator teased an announcement Sunday in Minneapolis. (The Associated Press)
  • Vanessa Tyson, the woman who’s accusing Virginia Lt. Gov. Justin Fairfax (D) of sexual assault at the 2004 Democratic National Convention, went public yesterday, adding another wrinkle to the turmoil in Virginia politics amid calls on the state’s governor to resign. Tyson has hired the legal team that represented Christine Blasey Ford, who accused Supreme Court Justice Brett Kavanaugh of sexually assaulting her in the 1980s. (NBC News)
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