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6-13-2017 Political Nuggets….

Today in 5 Lines The attorneys general for Washington, D.C., and Maryland sued President Trump for allegedly violating the Constitution by accepting payments from foreign governments through continued ownership of his company. Attorney General Jeff Sessions is scheduled to testify before the Senate Intelligence Committee on Tuesday. The U.S. Supreme Court ruled that a federal […]

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6-12-2017 Highlights from last week…

Week in Review President Donald Trump declared “total and complete vindication” after former Federal Bureau of Investigation Director James Comey testified before the Senate Intelligence Committee. But Trump’s initial frustration that led to Comey’s firing may darken a cloud that has formed over his administration, including questions about whether he attempted to obstruct justice. Trump […]

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6-12-2017 Once Solid Democratic Districts, aren’t so safe…

Morning Consult Fellow House Democrats are likely to heed that advice. Among the 23 House districts in which Clinton underperformed Obama by double digits, 11 are represented by Democratic lawmakers, mostly in the Midwest. That continued a gradual decline for the party since Obama’s first election in 2008. Of those, five districts held a worse decline […]

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6-12-2017 POLITICO’S Morning Score Election Info (VA,CO,UT)

THE FINAL COUNTDOWN – “Virginia governor candidates sprint to primary finish,” by Campaign Pro’s Kevin Robillard: “The Democratic candidates to be Virginia’s next governor spent the final days of their primary in very different comfort zones, highlighting two starkly different interpretations of the energy currently coursing through their party. While Lt. Gov. Ralph Northam hit […]

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6-12-2017 Political Nuggets….

Washington Brief The attorneys general of Washington, D.C., and Maryland said they will sue President Donald Trump on Monday, alleging that he has violated the Constitution’s emoluments clauses by accepting payments from foreign governments through his businesses. (The Washington Post) U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions canceled planned testimony before House and Senate appropriators this week, opting […]

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6-09-2017 Political Nuggets….

Washington Brief President Donald Trump criticized the congressional testimony of former Federal Bureau of Investigation Director James Comey, saying: “Despite so many false statements and lies, total and complete vindication…and WOW, Comey is a leaker!” Trump’s remarks came a day after Comey testified before the Senate Intelligence Committee. (The Washington Post) The House Republican Steering […]

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6-08-2017 Political Nuggets….

Washington Brief Former Federal Bureau of Investigation Director James Comey will testify today before the Senate Intelligence Committee. In his opening statement, published Wednesday, Comey said that President Donald Trump asked him in late March to “lift the cloud” put over his administration by the FBI’s Russia probe. (Politico) Director of National Intelligence Dan Coats and […]

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6-07-2017 Political Nuggets….

Washington Brief President Donald Trump said he will nominate Christopher A. Wray, a former assistant attorney general under President George W. Bush, to be director of the Federal Bureau of Investigation. Wray recently served as New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie’s lawyer during the fallout from the Bridgegate scandal. (The New York Times) Director of National […]

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