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3-5-2019 Political Nuggets…

Washington Brief Attorney General William Barr will not recuse himself from overseeing special counsel Robert Mueller’s wide investigation, according to a Justice Department spokeswoman, who said he is following the advice of career ethics officials. Whether or not Barr should oversee Mueller had become a political flashpoint amid accusations from […]

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3-4-2019 Political Nuggets….

by Eli Yokley Washington Brief California Attorney General Xavier Becerra (D) filed a lawsuit seeking to block the Trump administration’s changes to the Title X family planning program that would shift tens of millions of dollars from abortion providers to faith-based pregnancy clinics. The lawsuit is the first of what is expected […]

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3-4-2019 Highlights from Last Week…

Week in Review North Korea summit Talks between President Donald Trump and North Korean leader Kim Jong Un fell apart, with Trump blaming the breakdown on Kim’s insistence that sanctions on Pyongyang be lifted without his commitment to eliminate the country’s nuclear arsenal. Longstanding U.S. policy has insisted that sanctions remain in […]

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3-1-2019 Political Nuggets….

Washington Brief House Oversight and Reform Committee Chairman Elijah Cummings (D-Md.) accused the White House of blocking his committee’s demands for documents and witnesses relating to the White House’s security clearance process and said this was the administration’s last chance to comply before his panel would issue subpoenas. Concerns about the granting of a top-secret clearance to Jared Kushner, White […]

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2-28-2019 Political Nuggets….

Washington Brief Talks between President Donald Trump and North Korean leader Kim Jong Un fell apart, with Trump blaming the breakdown on Kim’s insistence that sanctions on Pyongyang be lifted without his commitment to eliminate the country’s nuclear arsenal. Longstanding U.S. policy has insisted that sanctions remain in place unless the North commits […]

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2-27-2019 Political Nuggets….

Washington Brief Michael Cohen, President Donald Trump’s former lawyer, will tell the House Oversight and Reform Committee that Trump knew his longtime associate Roger Stone “was talking with Julian Assange about a WikiLeaks drop of Democratic National Committee emails” during the 2016 campaign, according to his prepared testimony. Cohen is also expected […]

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2-26-2019 Political Nuggets….

Washington Brief Sen. Thom Tillis (R-N.C.) said in an op-ed that he would join Republican Sens. Lisa Murkowski of Alaska and Susan Collins of Maine, along with 47 Senate Democrats, to reject President Donald Trump’s declaration of a national emergency at the border, meaning the president can afford no more […]

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2-25-2019 Political Nuggets….

Washington Brief Alva Johnson, a staffer on President Donald Trump’s 2016 campaign, filed a lawsuit alleging Trump kissed her without her consent before a Florida rally and is seeking unspecified damages for emotional pain and suffering. White House press secretary Sarah Sanders said the allegation by Johnson – who joins more than a dozen […]

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