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

4-12-2017 Political Nuggets….

Washington Brief In a tougher-than-expected race on Tuesday, voters in Kansas’ 4th District elected Ron Estes (R) to replace former Republican Rep. Mike Pompano, who left Congress to serve as director of the Central Intelligence Agency. The Kansas contest – likely impacted by its governor’s unpopularity – was the first big […]

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4-11-2017 Political Nuggets….

Washington Brief Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) is America’s most popular senator, while Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) held his spot as the least popular, according to a survey of more than 85,000 voters. (Morning Consult) Among governors, New Jersey’s Chris Christie (R) is the least popular, while Republicans in traditionally blue states […]

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4-10-2017 Voting Rights Roundup Info….

● North Carolina: Republican legislators in the Tar Heel State must be confusing reality for the film Groundhog Day, because they’re attempting to pass the same voter suppression measures over and over again. To refresh: Democrat Roy Cooper won the 2016 governor’s race, entitling his party to hold majorities on […]

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4-10-2017 Political Nuggets

Washington Brief Judge Neil Gorsuch will be sworn in today as a Supreme Court justice. He’s expected to play a decisive role in a religious freedom case set to be heard next week. (NBC News) K.T. McFarland, a former Fox News commentator who joined President Donald Trump’s administration as deputy national […]

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4-7-2017 Political Nuggets…

Washington Brief On Capitol Hill, many lawmakers – including some Democrats – expressed support for President Donald Trump’s decision to order U.S. airstrikes against Syria. But some lawmakers, such as Sens. Dick Durbin (D-Ill.) and Rand Paul (R-Ky.), said any further military action will require congressional authorization. (The Wall Street […]

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4-6-2017 Political Nuggets…

Washington Brief The Senate will consider a motion to invoke cloture on Judge Neil Gorsuch’s nomination to the Supreme Court this morning. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) is expected to change the body’s rules by invoking the “nuclear option” to force a final confirmation vote on Gorsuch for Friday. (The […]

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