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6-22-2018 Political Nuggets…

Washington Brief For the second day in a row, President Donald Trump publicly questioned the purpose of House Republicans’ attempts to pass comprehensive immigration legislation. Trump’s urging of GOP lawmakers to “stop wasting their time” came a day after House Republicans leaders postponed a vote on an immigration measure intended to unite the moderate and conservatives wings […]

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6-22-2018 Gov. Andrew Cuomo: ‘HHS Won’t Tell Us’ Location Of Migrant Children | Velshi & Ruhle | MSNBC

Even after President Trump’s executive order, migrant children are still being detained in foster facilities across the country. 700 migrant children were brought to New York State, but HHS won’t even tell the state’s governor where they are being kept, or when they were even coming. New York Governor Andrew Cuomo joins Stephanie Ruhle to […]

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6-21-2018 Political Nuggets…

Washington Brief The House is set to vote on two immigration bills today – a so-called compromise bill backed by Republican moderates and a more conservative measure authored by Judiciary Chairman Bob Goodlatte. Intraparty division was on display yesterday:During an argument on the House floor with Speaker Paul Ryan, Freedom Caucus Chairman Mark Meadows threatened to sign […]

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6-21-2018 MaddowBlog Campaign Round-Up Nuggets….

by Steve Benen Today’s installment of campaign-related news items from across the country * In CNN’s new national poll, Democrats lead Republicans on the generic congressional ballot, 50% to 42%. That eight-point advantage is up from a three-point lead Dems had in the same poll last month. * In West Virginia, a Monmouth University poll found Sen. Joe Manchin (D), a top GOP target […]

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6-20-2018 Political Nuggets…

Washington Brief President Donald Trump told House Republicans he would accept either of the two immigration bills slated for votes this week. But his call may not be enough to push either measure over the finish line, according to Republican lawmakers and aides who said the conference officially found it is far short of the votes needed […]

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