Political Articles

3-5-2019 The House ramps up investigations nuggets (Vox)

Rep. Jerry Nadler (D-NY), the chair of the House Judiciary Committee, announced on Monday that the committee plans to request documents as part of an investigation into President Trump’s potential corruption, abuse of power, and obstruction of justice. [Washington Post / Mike DeBonis and Rachael Bade] The committee has requested […]

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3-4-2019 Highlights from Last Week…

Week in Review North Korea summit Talks between President Donald Trump and North Korean leader Kim Jong Un fell apart, with Trump blaming the breakdown on Kim’s insistence that sanctions on Pyongyang be lifted without his commitment to eliminate the country’s nuclear arsenal. Longstanding U.S. policy has insisted that sanctions remain in […]

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2-25-2019 Highlights from Last Week….

Week in Review National emergency declaration Rep. Joaquin Castro (D-Texas) introduced a resolution that would formally block President Donald Trump’s attempt to circumvent Congress and fund his proposed U.S.-Mexico border wall through a national emergency declaration. One Republican, Rep. Justin Amash of Michigan, has signed onto the measure. More than a […]

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2-18-2019 Highlights from Last Week….

Week in Review Government funding Congress sent President Donald Trump legislation to avert a government shutdown, including $1.3 billion for border barriers, a fraction of the $5.7 billion he requested for his proposed wall along the U.S.-Mexico border. He signed it Friday. Trump said he’ll use emergency powers to shift some […]

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2-11-2019 Highlights from Last Week….

Week in Review The Trump administration 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 tapped […]

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