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8-13-2018 Political Nuggets….

Washington Brief Rep. Keith Ellison (D-Minn.) denied allegations Sunday of abuse of a former girlfriend, days before he faces voters in a primary election for the party’s nomination for Minnesota attorney general. Ellison, a six-term congressman, is perceived as the front-runner in the attorney general race. (MPR News) Omarosa Manigault Newman, a former adviser to President Donald […]

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8-13-2018 Highlights from Last Week…

Week in Review Lawyers for President Donald Trump rejected an offer by special counsel Robert Mueller for an interview with the president on the Russia investigation, the latest move in the back and forth between Trump’s lawyers and Mueller’s team. The president’s legal team made a narrow counteroffer, according to one source, attempting to preclude […]

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8-13-2018 MaddowBlog Campaign Round-Up Nuggets…

by Steve Benen Today’s installment of campaign-related news items from across the country * Despite polling from a few months ago showing the incumbent likely to lose, Hawaii Gov. David Ige won his Democratic primary against Rep. Colleen Hanabusa by seven points on Saturday. * In the multi-candidate Democratic primary in Hawaii’s 1st congressional district, […]

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8-10-2018 Political Nuggets….

Washington Brief A federal judge in Washington threatened to hold Attorney General Jeff Sessions and DHS Secretary Kirstjen Nielsen in contempt of court if they fail to return to the United States a mother and daughter seeking asylum who were deported ahead of a hearing yesterday. The two had been put on a plane out of the […]

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