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5-25-2018 Political Nuggets….

Washington Brief By a 351-66 vote, the House sent a $717 billion defense policy bill to the Senate that would give the military a 2.6 percent pay hike – the largest in nine years. Among its provisions, the measure would block the use of operational military units or military equipment if President Donald Trump moves forward […]

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5-24-2018 Political Nuggets….

Washington Brief A group of lawmakers from both parties is set to meet with top intelligence and law enforcement officials for a classified briefing about the Russia probe, as President Donald Trump raises suspicions about the federal investigation into his 2016 campaign. Two meetings have been scheduled: one with House […]

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5-23-2018 Political Nuggets….

Washington Brief Kentucky voters nominated Amy McGrath, the first Marine woman to fly an F-18 fighter jet, to challenge Republican Rep. Andy Barr, while Texas candidate Lizzie Fletcher, who was backed by the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee, defeated progressive activist Laura Moser for the party’s nod to take on Republican […]

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5-22-2018 Political Nuggets….

Washington Brief Arkansas, Georgia and Kentucky hold primary elections today to nominate candidates for the November midterms. In Texas, voters will settle several primary runoffs stemming from the first round of voting in March. (The Associated Press) President Donald Trump is scheduled to meet today with South Korean President Moon […]

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5-22-2018 MaddowBlog Campaign Round-Up….

by Steve Benen Today’s installment of campaign-related news items from across the country * Arkansas, Georgia, and Kentucky will host a series of primary races today, and Texas also holds primary runoffs. Among the races to watch are Georgia’s Democratic gubernatorial primary, pitting former state House Minority Leader Stacey Abrams […]

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5-21-2018 Political Nuggets….

by Eli Yokley Washington Brief The Justice Department asked its inspector general to assess whether political motivation tainted the Federal Bureau of Investigation’s probe into ties between Russia and President Donald Trump’s campaign. The development came after Trump tweeted a “demand” that the Justice Department “look into whether or not […]

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