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9-17-2018 Highlights from Last Week….

Week in Review President Donald Trump’s former campaign chairman, Paul Manafort, entered into a cooperation agreement with special counsel Robert Mueller and pleaded guilty to reduced charges stemming from his political consulting work in Ukraine. Manafort was set to face a second trial after being convicted last month on bank and […]

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9-17-2018 Political Nuggets….

Washington Brief Confirmation prospects for President Donald Trump’s Supreme Court nominee, Brett Kavanaugh, are murky after Christine Ford, a California professor, accused the judge of assaulting her in the early 1980s. Ford’s attorney said this morning that her client would be willing to testify before Congress as the Senate Judiciary […]

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9-13-2018 Political Nuggets….

Washington Brief The Trump administration’s detention of migrant children reached a record number of 12,800 this month. The increase, up more than five fold since last summer, is not driven by an uptick in children entering the country, but by cutbacks in the number being released to families and sponsors in the United States, […]

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9-11-2018 Political Nuggets….

Washington Brief The Trump administration is considering sanctioning Chinese officials and companies over the detention of minority Muslims in large internment camps, according to current and former American officials. It would mark one of the first times the Trump administration has taken action against Beijing over human rights violations. (The New York […]

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9-10-2018 Political Nuggets….

Washington Brief Republicans and Democrats reached a deal on a $147 billion package that would fund the departments of Energy and Veterans Affairs, the Army Corps of Engineers, military construction projects and the legislative branch. Both sides are still negotiating two other “minibus” packages that would fund the rest of […]

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9-7-2018 Political Nuggets…

Washington Brief President Donald Trump said he likely won’t demand money for his proposed border wall at the U.S.-Mexico border in the latest government funding bill because other Republicans “don’t want to do anything that would upset the apple cart” before the midterms. Trump said GOP leaders had committed to a standoff with Democrats over the […]

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9-6-2018 Political Nuggets….

Washington Brief President Donald Trump erupted in response to a New York Times op-ed attributed to a senior administration official who claimed to be part of a “resistance” inside the highest levels of government. White House officials are working to determine who wrote the op-ed, which included a claim that early on in the […]

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9-5-2018 Political Nuggets….

Washington Brief Sen. Jim Inhofe (R-Okla.) is the new chairman of the Senate Armed Services Committee. He was selected by Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) to succeed the late Sen. John McCain (R-Ariz.). (Defense News) Attorney General Jeff Sessions is set to meet with state attorneys general later in […]

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