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4-28-2017 Political Nuggets….

Washington Brief Congress is set to vote today on a continuing resolution that would fund the federal government through May 5. Passage would avert a shutdown on Saturday and buy more time for negotiators to hammer out a longer-term spending bill. (Reuters) House Republicans will not vote on their Obamacare-replacement bill this week, denying President […]

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4-27-2017 Political Nuggets….

Washington Brief House Republicans introduced a one-week spending bill that would fund the government through May 5 and avoid a government shutdown on April 29. The move would buy more time for lawmakers to wrap up negotiations on a government funding bill expected to last through the remainder of fiscal year 2017, which ends on […]

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4-26-2017 Political Nuggets…

Washington Brief President Donald Trump today is scheduled to outline the pillars of his plan to rewrite the U.S. tax code, with provisions such as lowering the rate for pass-through businesses to 15 percent from 39.6 percent and cutting the corporate rate. He’s not expected to endorse the border adjustment tax sought by House GOP […]

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4-25-2017 Political Nuggets….

Washington Brief President Donald Trump said he would be willing to back down from his demand that funding for a border wall be included in a government spending bill expected later this week. Removing that demand would increase the odds of passing legislation before Friday night’s deadline and avoid a government shutdown on April 29. (The […]

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4-24-2017 In case you missed last week…..

Week in Review Trump administration President Donald Trump signed several executive actions. On Tuesday, he signed a “Buy American, Hire American” executive order dealing with federal procurement and visas for high-skilled immigrant workers. Thursday’s directive ordered the Commerce Department to determine whether foreign steel imports could be blocked on national security grounds. On Friday, he signed actions […]

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4-24-2017 Political Nuggets…

Washington Brief As Congress faces a Friday deadline to fund the federal government beyond April 28, the White House is pressuring lawmakers to include funding for a border wall between the United States and Mexico. (The Washington Post) The Senate is scheduled to vote today on the nomination of former Georgia Gov. Sonny Perdue (R) […]

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4-21-2017 Political Articles…

DNC rally with anti-abortion candidate fuels backlash Elana Schor, Politico  The addition of an anti-abortion Nebraska mayoral candidate to a Democratic National Committee “unity tour” sparked blowback from the left on Thursday. Democrat Heath Mello, a Bernie Sanders-backed candidate for mayor of Omaha, is scheduled to appear with Sanders and Rep. Keith Ellison (D-Minn.), the […]

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4-21-2017 Political Nuggets…

Washington Brief Americans are lukewarm on the performance of congressional Democrats and Republicans, according to a new poll that asked voters to grade lawmakers on the first 100 days of the 115th Congress. (Morning Consult) President Donald Trump’s push for the House to vote next week on an Obamacare replacement bill is being met with […]

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4-20-2017 Political Nuggets…

Washington Brief President Donald Trump has walked back his criticism of both the Export-Import Bank and the North Atlantic Treaty Organization, as well as his previous support for labeling China a currency manipulator. His supporters say that while they share his previous views, they also back his new policy positions on those topics, according to a […]

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