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2-25-2019 Highlights from Last Week….

Week in Review National emergency declaration Rep. Joaquin Castro (D-Texas) introduced a resolution that would formally block President Donald Trump’s attempt to circumvent Congress and fund his proposed U.S.-Mexico border wall through a national emergency declaration. One Republican, Rep. Justin Amash of Michigan, has signed onto the measure. More than a […]

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2-22-2019 Political Nuggets…

Washington Brief More than a third of the funds President Donald Trump wants to redirect from other programs to build his proposed wall along the U.S.-Mexico border is likely to be unavailable from the sources his administration has identified because they’ve already been spent. That could make it difficult for Trump to circumvent Congress […]

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2-21-2019 Political Nuggets….

Washington Brief North Carolina’s State Board of Elections ordered a new contest in the state’s 9th Congressional District, where no victor has been declared amid an investigation into voting irregularities in the November midterm election. Ahead of the board’s vote, Republican candidate Mark Harris, who had originally demanded the vote be […]

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2-20-2019 Political Nuggets….

Washington Brief The Justice Department is preparing to announce the completion of special counsel Robert Mueller’s Russia investigation as early as next week, according to sources. While the precise timing of the announcement is subject to change, sources said Attorney General Bill Barr plans to submit a summary of Mueller’s confidential report, the scope of which […]

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2-19-2019 Political Nuggets….

Washington Brief Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) announced he will seek the Democratic nomination for president again. In an interview, Hillary Clinton’s 2016 primary challenger acknowledged that he will encounter a “very different campaign” this go-around, and said 2020’s candidates should be judged “not by the color of their skin, not […]

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2-18-2019 Highlights from Last Week….

Week in Review Government funding Congress sent President Donald Trump legislation to avert a government shutdown, including $1.3 billion for border barriers, a fraction of the $5.7 billion he requested for his proposed wall along the U.S.-Mexico border. He signed it Friday. Trump said he’ll use emergency powers to shift some […]

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2-15-2019 Political Nuggets….

Washington Brief White House press secretary Sarah Sanders disclosed that she has been interviewed by special counsel Robert Mueller’s office. While it is not clear what the interview was about, one focus of Mueller’s investigation has been conflicting public statements by President Donald Trump and the White House that could be […]

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2-14-2019 Valentine’s Day Nuggets….

Washington Brief Congress is set to vote today on legislation that would fund the government through Sept. 30 with just $1.375 billion for border barriers – far short of the $5.7 billion President Donald Trump sought for his proposed wall along the U.S.-Mexico border. The Senate is expected to vote first (a single senator could […]

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