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1-15-2019 Political Nuggets…

Washington Brief House Democrats announced they will take up a pair of short-term funding bills this week that would temporarily reopen federal agencies without funding President Donald Trump’s border wall in hopes of getting some Republicans on board. And as the partial government shutdown enters its 25th day, the White […]

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1-14-2019 Political Nuggets….

Washington Brief A bipartisan group of senators, including Sen. Joe Manchin (D-W.Va.), are set to hold discussions about a path to end the ongoing partial government shutdown as talks between the White House and congressional Democrats remained at an impasse. Prospects for the group to achieve a result appeared dim […]

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1-14-2019 Highlights from Last Week….

Week in Review The investigations U.S. officials were so concerned by President Donald Trump’s behavior in the wake of former Federal Bureau of Investigation Director James Comey’s firing that they opened a counterintelligence investigation to try and determine whether the president was working on behalf of Russia against American interests, […]

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1-11-2019 Political Nuggets ….

Washington Brief American forces began withdrawing from Syria, according to the military spokesman for the United States-led coalition against the Islamic State group. The announcement further muddled the Trump administration’s plans in the region, coming days after National Security Advisor John Bolton said the pullout was conditional and that troops could be […]

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1-10-2019 Political Nuggets….

Washington Brief Sen. Kamala Harris (D-Calif.) has decided to seek the Democratic nomination for president, according to sources. She is finalizing an announcement in California around Martin Luther King Day, the sources said, in search of a telegenic location that could give her a “Springfield moment” similar to former President Barack Obama’s campaign announcement in 2007. (KCBS) President Donald […]

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1-9-2019 political Nuggets….

Washington Brief Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein, who oversees special counsel Robert Mueller’s Russia probe, is expected to leave the Justice Department in the coming weeks, according to multiple sources. Rosenstein is said to be timing his exit around the time William Barr, President Donald Trump’s nominee to be attorney […]

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1-8-2019 Political Nuggets….

Washington Brief As the government shutdown stretches into its 18th day, President Donald Trump is eager to invoke a national emergency to bypass Congress and build a wall on the U.S.-Mexico border, sources said, and will address the nation about border security in a prime-time address tonight. The emergency move – […]

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