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2-12-2019 Political Nuggets….

Washington Brief Congressional negotiators announced a bipartisan “agreement in principle” that would avoid another government shutdown at the end of the week – if President Donald Trump will support it. The deal would include $1.375 billion for 55 miles of border barriers, far short of the $5.7 billion Trump had […]

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2-11-2019 Highlights from Last Week….

Week in Review The Trump administration President Donald Trump pressed a hard line on immigration during his State of the Union address, pushing for his border wall and offering no concessions to Democratic priorities such as a path to citizenship for immigrants brought into United States illegally as children. Trump tapped […]

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2-11-2019 Political Nuggets….

  Washington Brief Rep. Ilhan Omar (D-Minn.) issued an “unequivocal” apology for her insinuation that American support for Israel is driven by money from a pro-Israel lobbying group AIPAC, comments that were condemned as anti-Semitic. The mea culpa came after House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) and other top Democrats joined Republicans in […]

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2-7-2019 Political Nuggets….

Washington Brief In a 12–10 party-line vote, the Senate Judiciary Committee advanced the nomination of William Barr to be President Donald Trump’s attorney general. Barr, who secured the support of Democratic Sen. Doug Jones of Alabama, is expected to be confirmed by the Senate and sworn into office by next week. […]

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2-6-2019 Political Nuggets…

Washington Brief President Donald Trump pressed a hard line on immigration during his State of the Union address, pushing for his border wall and offering no concessions to Democratic priorities such as a path to citizenship for immigrants brought into United States illegally as children. Trump also used the speech […]

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2-5-2019 Political Nuggets….

Washington Brief Federal prosecutors in the Southern District of New York have subpoenaed documents from President Donald Trump’s inauguration committee, according to sources. The investigators are seeking records related to donors to his inauguration fund, as well as information about attendees at events surrounding the inauguration and benefits provided to […]

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2-4-2019 Political Nuggets…

Washington Brief President Donald Trump said he plans to keep U.S. troops in Iraq to “watch Iran,” a move that would commit American troops to the region amid withdrawals from Syria and Afghanistan. According to two U.S. officials, senior American military officials have recently visited Iraqi bases to determine if […]

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2-4-2019 Highlights from Last Week….

Week in Review The Trump administration The Trump administration announced the United States will withdraw from an arms control pact with Russia known as the Intermediate-Range Nuclear Forces treaty as soon as today. American officials have accused Russia of being out of compliance with the agreement, and have raised concerns that […]

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