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11-13-2018 Political Nuggets…

Washington Brief Trump has decided to remove Kirstjen Nielsen as secretary of Homeland Security, with an announcement on her departure potentially coming as soon as this week, current and former White House officials said. Nielsen has an ally in John Kelly, the White House chief of staff, but his own future in the administration is […]

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11-12-2018 Political Nuggets….

Washington Brief A judge in Broward County, Fla., said there was no evidence of voter fraud and ruled against Republican Gov. Rick Scott’s call for additional protections for ballots and machines, even as President Donald Trump alleged malfeasance without evidence. Elections administrators have until Thursday to present the findings of […]

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11-9-2018 Political Nuggets…

Washington Brief Candidates in Florida’s gubernatorial and senatorial contests are preparing for recounts as Republican Ron DeSantis leads Tallahassee Mayor Andrew Gillum (D) by a 0.47 percentage point in the governor’s race and Gov. Rick Scott (R) clings to a 0.21-vote lead over Democratic Sen. Bill Nelson. Scott ordered the […]

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11-8-2018 political Nuggets….

Washington Brief President Donald Trump is set to sign an executive order this week requiring asylum seekers to go to a legal point of entry along the border to apply for asylum, changing the policy that allows migrants up to a year after they enter the United States to request asylum regardless […]

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11-7-2018 Post Political Nuggets…

Washington Brief The GOP lost its House majority, but President Donald Trump said the Election Day returns were a “tremendous success” after Republican challengers toppled red-state Democratic Sens. Joe Donnelly of Indiana, Claire McCaskill of Missouri and Heidi Heitkamp of North Dakota as wins remain possible in Florida, Arizona and Montana. With Democrats taking the House and the expected […]

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11-6-2018 Political Nuggets….

Washington Brief More than 36 million people have already voted, even before polls opened across the country this morning in the widely watched midterm elections. The first polls will close tonight in Kentucky at 6 p.m., followed by a wave of states at 7 p.m., including Virginia, home to several competitive House […]

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11-5-2018 Political Nuggets….

Washington Brief Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif said in an interview that his country was open to talks with the United States about a new nuclear deal if the Trump administration changes its “approach” to discussing the agreement it abandoned this year. His comments came as Iran braced for […]

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11-5-2018 What’s Ahead this Week…

Tuesday is Election Day. Voters will decide control of the House and the Senate and gubernatorial contests will be held in 36 states. According to Ballotpedia, 37 states will decide 155 statewide ballot measures. The House and Senate is scheduled to reconvene on Nov. 13. Effective tomorrow, the United States will […]

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