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Fundraising Manager at the Worcester Branch, political junkie, and author of the IRI newsletter.

5-15-2017 Political Nuggets….

Washington Brief The Trump administration is moving quickly to name a new director of the Federal Bureau of Investigation, who would require Senate confirmation. At least eight candidates have been interviewed for the position, including Senate Majority Whip John Cornyn (R-Texas), and President Donald Trump said he said he might […]

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5-15-2017 Highlights from Last Week…

Week in Review President Donald Trump fired Federal Bureau of Investigation Director James Comey and later contradicted the official White House explanation for doing so. While  voters are split on the issue, many Republicans have come around to support Trump’s decision. Trump met with Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov and Russian Ambassador Sergey Kislyak in the […]

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5-15-2017 POLITICO Election info on MT,GA & AL….

DISPATCH FROM BIG SKY – 10-day sprint to finish off the Montana special election: Democrat Rob Quist and Democratic Sen. Jon Tester headlined a standing-room-only rally this weekend in Flathead County, traditionally a conservative bastion. Republican Greg Gianforte won by 15 points here in his failed 2016 gubernatorial bid. But […]

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5-12-2017 Political Nuggets….

Washington Brief President Donald Trump’s decision to fire James Comey as head of the Federal Bureau of Investigation is supported by more than six in 10 Republicans – twice as many from an April poll that asked if Comey should be dismissed. Overall, voters are split on the issue, according to […]

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5-11-2017 Political Nuggets….

Washington Brief Former Federal Bureau of Investigation Director James Comey had requested more resources for the FBI’s Russian investigation shortly before President Donald Trump fired him. Congressional probes have been relying, in part, on the FBI’s efforts, and the Senate Intelligence Committee stepped up its pace on Wednesday by issuing […]

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5-10-2017 Political Nuggets….

Days until the 2017 election: 181 Days until the 2018 election: 545 Washington Brief President Donald Trump fired Federal Bureau of Investigation Director James Comey, citing his handling of the FBI’s investigation of Hillary Clinton’s private email server. Comey had been leading a probe of Russian meddling in the 2016 […]

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5-10-2017 Politico Election Nuggets (GA & MT)…

SPECIAL ELECTION UPDATE – “Voter registration backlog complicates Georgia’s 6th District runoff,” by the Atlanta Journal Constitution’s Greg Bluestein: “Local counties under order to reopen voter registration in Georgia’s 6th Congressional District face a backlog of tens of thousands of applications and have already begun working overtime to process them […]

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5-09-2017 Political Articles….

Judges hit Trump lawyer with tough questions over revised travel ban Lawrence Hurley, Reuters U.S. appeals court judges voiced skepticism on Monday toward a claim by President Donald Trump’s administration that his temporary ban on travelers from six Muslim-majority nations was inspired by national security concerns, not religious bias. Acting […]

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5-09-2017 Political Nuggets….

Washington Brief President Donald Trump’s top military and foreign policy advisers proposed a plan that would expand U.S. efforts to fight the Taliban in Afghanistan and authorize the Pentagon, instead of the White House, to set troop numbers. The proposal requires Trump’s approval before implementation. (The Washington Post) Federal judges […]

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5-08-2017 Political Highlights from last week….

Week in Review President Donald Trump took a victory lap after the House narrowly passed its health care bill. Polling figures released earlier in the week showed voters were concerned about a provision that would allow states to opt out of certain protections for people with pre-existing conditions. An executive […]

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