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7-19-2018 MaddowBlog Campaign Round-up Nuggets….

by Steve Benen Today’s installment of campaign-related news items from across the country * With just five days remaining before Georgia’s Republican gubernatorial primary runoff, Donald Trump has thrown his support behind Secretary of State Brian Kemp. Much of the party establishment prefers Casey Cagle, Georgia’s current lieutenant governor. * Former First Lady Michelle Obama has reportedly agreed to play a prominent […]

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7-19-2018 Political Nuggets…

Washington Brief The House passed a resolution that expressed support for U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement officials and rejected calls to abolish the agency, with more than two-thirds of Democrats voting “present.” Republican leaders are preparing to bring up more votes next week intended to put Democrats on the record on other issues. (Roll Call) […]

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7-18-2018 MaddowBlog Campaign Round-Up Nuggets….

by Steve Benen Today’s installment of campaign-related news items from across the country * As expected, incumbent Rep. Martha Roby (R) easily won her primary runoff in Alabama yesterday, defeating former Rep. Bobby Bright by 35 points. Also as expected, Donald Trump quickly claimed credit for the results. * As the Washington Post’s Greg Sargent noted yesterday, […]

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7-18-2018 Political Nuggets….

Washington Brief President Donald Trump said Russia “has agreed to help with North Korea” following his Helsinki summit with Russian President Vladimir Putin. The comment – made in a tweet – was accompanied by an enthusiastic assessment of negotiations between the United States and the Asian country. (Reuters) Rep. Martha […]

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7-17-2018 Political Nuggets….

Washington Brief House Speaker Paul Ryan (R-Wis.) scrapped an effort by House Republicans to force a vote on Democratic legislation to abolish the Immigration and Customs Enforcement, according to sources, a potentially tough vote for Democrats but one that Ryan reportedly feared could backfire on the GOP. Instead, House Majority […]

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7-16-2018 Political Nuggets….

Washington Brief President Donald Trump and Russian President Vladimir Putin began their long-awaited summit in Helsinki, hours after the American president blamed his own country for a low point for U.S-Russia relations. The summit was condemned by both Democrats and Republicans after American law enforcement indicted 12 Russian military officers […]

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7-13-2018 Political Nuggets…

Washington Brief House Republicans are planning a vote this month on a Democrat-led bill that would abolish Immigration and Customs Enforcement, a move that would put Democrats who are divided on the issue on the record. Rep. Pramila Jayapal (D-Wash.), a lead author of the legislation, said Democrats will “all vote ‘no’ on it,” viewing […]

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