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4-17-2017 Political Articles…

Ready or Not, Gorsuch to Take Supreme Court Bench a Week After Oath Greg Stohr, Bloomberg News  U.S. Supreme Court Justice Neil Gorsuch didn’t have much time to get up to speed on his new job. Only a week after being sworn in, Gorsuch will take the bench for the first time Monday, filling the […]

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4-17-2017 Senate & House Articles….

Sanders: Democrats should have put more into Kansas special Kevin Robillard, Politico Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders said Sunday that Democrats should have done more to help a special election candidate in last week’s surprisingly close Kansas race. Democrat James Thompson, a veteran and civil rights attorney who Sanders endorsed, lost by just 6 percentage points […]

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4-17-2017 Political Nuggets….

Washington Brief Tensions between the United States and North Korea remained high over the weekend as North Korea launched a test missile that failed shortly after liftoff. U.S. National Security Advisor Lt. Gen. H. R. McMaster said it is time for the United States “to take action, short of armed conflict, so we can avoid the […]

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4-14-2017 Upcoming Elections and Legislation Articles….

Republicans Are Waiting For Trump’s Help (Or Wrath) As Key State Races Get Going Henry J. Gomez, BuzzFeed News  Republicans, Democrats, and the political media alike are watching a series of special elections over the next weeks that could end up putting into motion significant resources, recruitment efforts, and new narratives about President Donald Trump’s […]

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4-14-2017 Political Nuggets…

Washington Brief The Trump administration is considering economic sanctions and military action against North Korea if the country conducts a ballistic missile or nuclear test. Vice President Mike Pence is scheduled to arrive in Seoul on Sunday to discuss U.S. options for responding to any provocation by North Korea. (Bloomberg News) President Donald Trump signed […]

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4-13-2017 Political Nuggets….

Washington Brief Administration officials publicly criticized Russia’s role in Syria, as Secretary of State Rex Tillerson met with President Vladimir Putin in Moscow for the first time since President Donald Trump took office. In Washington, Trump embraced NATO – an organization he once called “obsolete.” (The New York Times) Even as his administration is working […]

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4-12-2017 Political Nuggets….

Washington Brief In a tougher-than-expected race on Tuesday, voters in Kansas’ 4th District elected Ron Estes (R) to replace former Republican Rep. Mike Pompano, who left Congress to serve as director of the Central Intelligence Agency. The Kansas contest – likely impacted by its governor’s unpopularity – was the first big test for down-ballot candidates in the […]

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4-11-2017 Political Nuggets….

Washington Brief Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) is America’s most popular senator, while Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) held his spot as the least popular, according to a survey of more than 85,000 voters. (Morning Consult) Among governors, New Jersey’s Chris Christie (R) is the least popular, while Republicans in traditionally blue states – Charlie Baker of Massachusetts […]

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