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7-21-2017 Political Nuggets….

Today in 5 Lines During a news conference, Attorney General Jeff Sessions said he will continue to serve in his position “as long as that is appropriate,” a day after President Trump told The New York Times that he never would have nominated Sessions had he known he would recuse […]

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7-20-2017 Political Nuggets….

Today in 5 Lines President Trump invited Senate Republicans to lunch at the White House, where he asked them not to leave town until they had a bill to repeal and replace Obamacare ready, adding that “inaction is not an option.” The Congressional Budget Office projected that repealing Obamacare would […]

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7-19-2019 Political Nuggets….

Today in 5 Lines After the GOP health-care plan was stalled by unexpected GOP opposition, Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell said he will instead hold a vote “in the near future” to repeal the Affordable Care Act and replace it at a later date. Republican Senators Shelley Moore Capito, Lisa […]

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7-18-2017 Political Nuggets….

Today in 5 Lines President Trump said Republicans are “pushing very hard” to repeal and replace Obamacare, adding that he hopes Senator John McCain, who recently underwent surgery to remove a blood clot, “gets better very soon.” White House Press Secretary Sean Spicer said Trump will host a group of […]

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7-17-2017 Political Nuggets….

Today in 5 Lines Rinat Akhmetshin, a Russian-American lobbyist, said he attended the June 2016 meeting with Donald Trump Jr. Yahoo News reports that Jamie Gorelick, a lawyer representing Jared Kushner in the Russia probe, will hand over her responsibilities to Abbe Lowell, another criminal-defense lawyer. Ty Cobb, a veteran […]

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7-17-2017 Health Care balancing Act Nuggets….|Vox|

It all comes down to one vote. [Politico / Burgess Everett and Jennifer Haberkorn] On Thursday, Senate Republicans released their updated version of the Better Care Reconciliation Act, and, spoiler alert: Two Republicans have already said they won’t be supporting it. [Washington Post / Sean Sullivan, Juliet Eilperin, and Kelsey […]

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7-14-2017 Political Nuggets….

Today in 5 Lines Senate Republicans unveiled a revised version of their health-care bill, which includes more money to fight the opioid epidemic, as well as more funds to keep costs lower for consumers. At least two Republican senators, Susan Collins of Maine and Rand Paul of Kentucky, said they […]

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7-13-2017 Political Nuggets….

Today in 5 Lines During his Senate confirmation hearing for FBI director, Christopher Wray pledged that he’ll “never allow the FBI’s work to be driven by anything other than the facts, the law, and the impartial pursuit of justice.” Democratic Representative Brad Sherman introduced articles of impeachment against President Trump. […]

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7-12-2017 Political Nuggets….

Today in 5 Lines Donald Trump Jr. released copies of his emails with Rob Goldstone, a music publicist and acquaintance, in which they arranged a meeting with a “Russian government lawyer,” who had potentially damaging information about Hillary Clinton. Democrats and Republicans in Congress expressed alarm over the email exchanges. […]

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