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New York Times PoliticsApr 23, 2018
Emmanuel Macron to Press Trump to Keep Iran Nuclear Deal
As he arrives for the first state visit of Mr. Trump's administration, Mr. Macron, the French president, hopes to persuade the American leader not to scrap the agreement with Tehran.

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CNN PoliticsApr 23, 2018
Corker chokes up recalling Democrat's vote change on Pompeo in committee
Senate Foreign Relations Committee Chairman Bob Corker held back tears when describing to reporters how he felt about Democratic Sen. Chris Coons' decision to vote "present" during an important committee vote.

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Senate panel narrowly endorses Mike Pompeo for secretary of state after Trump intervenes with key Republican (Washington Post Politics)
After Late Vote Switch, Senate Panel Approves Pompeo for Secretary of State (New York Times Politics)

MSNBC.com: PoliticsApr 23, 2018
Senate Foreign Relations Committee backs Pompeo's nomination after last-minute reversal by Sen. Rand Paul
Paul's decision to support Pompeo came moments before the committee was scheduled to vote on the CIA director's nomination as secretary of state.

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Senate committee paves way for Pompeo to become top U.S. diplomat (Reuters Politics)

Fox PoliticsApr 23, 2018
Mike Pompeo recommended by Senate panel for secretary of state, barely avoiding committee rebuke
Mike Pompeo, President Trump's pick for secretary of state, barely avoiding a rare rebuke Monday from the Senate Foreign Relations Committee amid last-minute drama.

Yahoo PoliticsApr 23, 2018
Waffle House shooting in Nashville - Suspect in custody
The mentally unstable gunman suspected of opening fire at a Waffle House restaurant in the middle of the night was arrested not far from his apartment Monday after hiding from police for more than a day following the attack that killed four people, authorities said.


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CNN PoliticsApr 23, 2018
Mike Pompeo advances out of committee with favorable recommendation, following Paul flipping his vote
President Donald Trump's pick to be secretary of state faces a key committee vote Monday evening, where Mike Pompeo is not expected to have enough support for a favorable recommendation, a distinction not seen before in recorded US history for a nominee to be the nation's top diplomat.

CNN PoliticsApr 23, 2018
Trump-Macron: Red carpet treatment belies differences on Iran, Syria
President Donald Trump is deploying the full trappings of formal state entertaining for the first time on Monday in the hopes an elaborate display of diplomacy can lead to a deeper bond with French President Emmanuel Macron.

Washington Post PoliticsApr 23, 2018
Colorado Republican congressman is kicked off primary ballot
GOP representative is pursuing legal action to keep his name on the June 26 primary ballot after the Colorado Supreme Court ruled that hundreds of signatures on his candidate petitions were collected by people who did not live in his district.

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Colorado Supreme Court kicks GOP Rep. Lamborn off primary ballot (Fox Politics)

Drudge ReportApr 23, 2018
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Paul backs Pompeo, ensuring confirmation as secretary of state (Politico)

Washington Post PoliticsApr 23, 2018
Senate to postpone confirmation hearing for Ronny Jackson to head Veterans Affairs, White House officials told
The development came just two days before Jackson was scheduled to appear before the Senate.

Washington Post PoliticsApr 23, 2018
George H.W. Bush hospitalized the day after funeral for his wife, Barbara
Bush, 93, was admitted to Houston Methodist Hospital on Sunday "after contracting an infection that spread to his blood," spokesman Jim McGrath said.

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Politics - U.S. HouseApr 23, 2018
Republicans Are Nervous About Tuesday's Special Election in Arizona
The race is mostly a test of the resilience of the G.O.P. base at a moment when Democrats are enjoying a surge of voter energy.

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Washington Post PoliticsApr 23, 2018
First state visit of Trump era a test of French president's bet he can bargain with self-described master dealmaker
Trump has appeared eager to use the visit to solidify his relationship with Macron.

CNN PoliticsApr 23, 2018
State court ruling knocks Colorado Republican congressman off the ballot
The Colorado Supreme Court kicked Republican Rep. Doug Lamborn off the primary ballot Monday, throwing the six-term lawmaker's political future into doubt.

The Daily BeastApr 23, 2018
Video: Accused Waffle House Shooter Escaped Cops in Stolen BMW Before Massacre
Brentwood Police DepartmentNASHVILLE—Five days before he allegedly opened fire in a Waffle House, Travis Reinking led police in a tony Nashville suburb on a chase in a stolen BMW.

Weaving through rush-hour traffic, he ignored the lights and sirens behind him, before Brentwood police officers terminated their pursuit after a few minutes. Reinking was identified as the suspected thief on Monday as police hunted him down for killing four people at the restaurant in nearby Antioch.

Reinking was arrested Monday afternoon, nearly 34 hours after the shooting and less than a mile from the scene of the massacre. Nashville police officers captured him after responding to a call from a local resident who reported seeing a man walking into a wooded area.

Read more at The Daily Beast.



New York Times PoliticsApr 23, 2018
Rod Rosenstein Makes a Timely Supreme Court Appearance
After an argument on the independence of executive branch officials, Mr. Rosenstein made his Supreme Court debut in a separate sentencing case.

Drudge ReportApr 23, 2018
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Reuters PoliticsApr 23, 2018
Republican Senator Paul changes mind, will back Pompeo nomination
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Republican Senator Rand Paul said on Monday he will support CIA Director Mike Pompeo's nomination to be U.S. secretary of state, changing his position as the Senate Foreign Relations Committee gathered to vote on Pompeo.

Reuters PoliticsApr 23, 2018
Pruitt's spending on security sweep draws fresh fire from lawmakers
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Environmental Protection Agency Administrator Scott Pruitt's spending came under scrutiny again on Monday as congressional Democrats said a sweep last year for listening devices in his office was poorly done and the contractor improperly hired.

PoliticoApr 23, 2018
Everything you need to know about Trump's first state dinner
White House says planning for the heavily choreographed affair has been managed almost exclusively by first lady Melania Trump.

Politics - U.S. HouseApr 23, 2018
The Fight for Wisconsin Is On as Outside Money Pours Into Senate Race
National Democrats were shocked in 2016 when a Republican presidential nominee carried Wisconsin for the first time in 34 years. Now both parties see a key Senate race as a crucial test before 2020.

Reuters PoliticsApr 23, 2018
More Democrats back Pompeo for State Department, confirmation likely
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Two more Democratic senators announced their support on Monday for Republican President Donald Trump's pick as secretary of state, Mike Pompeo, all but assuring the CIA director will be confirmed for the position as soon as this week.

PoliticoApr 23, 2018
Democrats: Documents raise new doubts on Pruitt's security sweep


Fox PoliticsApr 23, 2018
Mike Pompeo wins support from key Democrats, despite facing rocky committee vote
Cracks are beginning to show in the wall of Democratic opposition to secretary of state pick Mike Pompeo, even as the CIA director contends with rare turbulence on the key Senate panel considering his nomination.

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Sarah Huckabee Sanders: Democrats Voting Against Pompeo Don't ‘Love' America (The Daily Beast)

Reuters PoliticsApr 23, 2018
France's Macron visits Trump as Iran nuclear deal hangs in balance
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - French President Emmanuel Macron arrives in Washington on Monday for a state visit likely to be dominated by differences over trade and the nuclear accord with Iran.

BBC PoliticsApr 23, 2018
Brexit: Five steps to understanding the EU Customs Union
Five steps to understanding it, ahead of a symbolic vote on the issue this week.

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The Daily BeastApr 23, 2018
CNN's Dana Bash ‘Surprised' by Kellyanne Conway's Outburst: ‘It Was a Completely Legitimate Question'
Photo Illustration by Kelly Caminero/The Daily BeastDana Bash isn't letting Sunday's showdown with Kellyanne Conway get her down.

As CNN's chief political correspondent, Bash is already on to the next story, spending her day in West Virginia where she‘s working on a story about the Republican candidate vying to unseat Democratic Sen. Joe Manchin. But she's clearly still thinking about it.

Filling in for Jake Tapper on State of the Union, Bash got way more than she bargained for when she asked what she thought was a fairly innocuous question about Conway's husband's Twitter habits.

Read more at The Daily Beast.

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CNN PoliticsApr 23, 2018
There's at least one Democrat invited to Trump's first state dinner
It appears Democratic leaders in Congress were left off the guest list for President Donald Trump's first state dinner at the White House on Tuesday. Still, at least one Democratic politician was invited -- Louisiana Gov. John Bel Edwards and his wife are set to attend the dinner, his office confirmed.

CNN PoliticsApr 23, 2018
Analysis: Republican favored to win Arizona special election, but it could be close
The special election train pulls into Arizona on Tuesday, when the votes will be counted from the state's 8th Congressional District.

New York Times PoliticsApr 23, 2018
Trump's First State Dinner: Cherry Blossoms, Clinton China but No Democrats From Congress
As Melania Trump oversees preparations to welcome President Emmanuel Macron of France, her advice to her staff before the high-profile event is not to worry.

CNN PoliticsApr 23, 2018
The Point: Why do people keep saying Trump might not run for re-election?
One of the first things Donald Trump did as President was to file official paperwork that he'd qualify as a candidate in 2020.

BBC PoliticsApr 23, 2018
EU Withdrawal Bill suffers third Lords defeat on human rights charter
Peers vote to keep the EU Charter of Fundamental Rights in force after Brexit.

Washington Post PoliticsApr 23, 2018
Kellyanne Conway's confusing complaint about a CNN question on her husband's tweets
Conway flip-flopped on whether the inquiry from Dana Bash was sexist.

CNN PoliticsApr 23, 2018
White House state dinner details: Military display, French-American fare
French-American fusion is on the menu Tuesday as the White House prepares for the Trump administration's first state visit.

PoliticoApr 23, 2018
French/Oregon wine, Bush-Clinton china and the Washington National Opera: Inside this week's state dinner
President Donald Trump's state dinner hosting French President Emmanuel Macron will be his first.

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CNN PoliticsApr 23, 2018
The Point: Kellyanne Conway was dead wrong when she tried to play the gender card
On Sunday on CNN's "State of the Union," White House senior counselor Kellyanne Conway got very mad when host Dana Bash asked her about a number of tweets sent by her husband that were quite critical of President Trump.

CNN PoliticsApr 23, 2018
At Barbara Bush's funeral, George H.W. Bush honored her work on literacy with his socks
After Barbara Bush's funeral, everyone was talking about the photo.

Washington Post PoliticsApr 22, 2018
Romney faces clearer path to GOP Senate nomination despite convention setback
The 2012 presidential nominee has a financial edge and greater name recognition in his bid to replace Utah Sen. Orrin G. Hatch. Romney's challenger cast him as an interloper.

Drudge ReportApr 22, 2018
Earth Day cleanup turns into crime scene when human remains discovered...




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Foreign PolicyApr 21, 2018
Human Rights Groups Bristling at State Department Report
What's not in the report is as important as what's in it.

New York Times PoliticsApr 20, 2018
G.O.P. Support Shows Cracks as Scott Pruitt's Ethics Inquiries Widen
Powerful conservative lawmakers have begun publicly questioning the E.P.A. chief and insisting on explanations of his travel and security spending.
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