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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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4-10-2017 Voting Rights Roundup Info….

● North Carolina: Republican legislators in the Tar Heel State must be confusing reality for the film Groundhog Day, because they’re attempting to pass the same voter suppression measures over and over again. To refresh: Democrat Roy Cooper won the 2016 governor’s race, entitling his party to hold majorities on all state and county elections […]

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4-10-2017 Political Nuggets

Washington Brief Judge Neil Gorsuch will be sworn in today as a Supreme Court justice. He’s expected to play a decisive role in a religious freedom case set to be heard next week. (NBC News) K.T. McFarland, a former Fox News commentator who joined President Donald Trump’s administration as deputy national security adviser, has been asked […]

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4-7-2017 Political Nuggets…

Washington Brief On Capitol Hill, many lawmakers – including some Democrats – expressed support for President Donald Trump’s decision to order U.S. airstrikes against Syria. But some lawmakers, such as Sens. Dick Durbin (D-Ill.) and Rand Paul (R-Ky.), said any further military action will require congressional authorization. (The Wall Street Journal) Trump met Thursday with […]

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4-6-2017 Political Nuggets…

Washington Brief The Senate will consider a motion to invoke cloture on Judge Neil Gorsuch’s nomination to the Supreme Court this morning. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) is expected to change the body’s rules by invoking the “nuclear option” to force a final confirmation vote on Gorsuch for Friday. (The Hill) The House Rules Committee […]

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