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Dec 09, 2018

Wisconsin Gov.-elect Tony Evers says he may take legal action on lame-duck bills restricting executive power
"We're going to pursue this," Evers said in an interview with NBC, days after GOP lawmakers passed measures that would restrain his authority.

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Dec 09, 2018

Republicans defend Trump amid brewing legal storm
On NBC News, Sen. Rand Paul (R-Ky.) played down the alleged campaign finance violations detailed by prosecutors. Meanwhile, Rep. Jerrold Nadler (D-N.Y.) was cautious on the issue of impeachment.

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Dec 09, 2018

Kudlow: Trump didn't know about Huawei executive's arrest before dining with Chinese leader
The White House economic adviser also denied that Trump was livid on learning that Meng Wanzhou was arrested in Canada on a U.S. extradition warrant.

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Dec 09, 2018

Is the U.N.'s new migration compact a major breakthrough?
The agreement reflects the reality that more and more people are forced to flee their homeland.

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Dec 08, 2018

New lawmakers pressure Congress to treat staff, interns better to bring more diversity to Capitol Hill
Congress performs terribly on metrics related to staff diversity, workplace protections and employee pay and benefits.

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Dec 08, 2018

Comey defends FBI and himself in interview with House panels
A transcript of the closed-door, six-hour session with House lawmakers covered many of the same topics the former FBI director has addressed publicly.

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Dec 08, 2018

Kaine hopeful that senators will warm to new military force authorization after Yemen vote
The newly reelected Democratic U.S. senator from Virginia returns to one of his signature issues.

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Dec 08, 2018

‘Siege warfare': Republican anxiety spikes as Trump faces growing legal and political perils
The White House is adopting a ‘shrugged shoulders' strategy to Mueller's Russia probe, calculating that GOP base voters will believe whatever the president tells them to believe.

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Dec 08, 2018

Chief of Staff John Kelly to leave White House by end of month, Trump says
Nick Ayers, currently Vice President Pence's chief of staff, is widely expected to be Kelly's replacement.

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Dec 08, 2018

White House Chief of Staff John F. Kelly will leave by year's end, Trump tells reporters
At the South Lawn on Saturday, President Trump said he'll announce Kelly's replacement in the next day or so. Kelly, a retired four-star Marine Corps general, has been the president's top aide since late July 2017 and has had a rocky tenure. Trump has chafed at Kelly's management style and resisted some of his moves […]

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Dec 08, 2018

Congress will have to ‘start impeachment' process after Cohen filings, former Nixon counsel says
The comments from John Dean, who was convicted for his role in the Watergate scandal, come in the wake of court filings Friday that implicated President Trump in hush-money payments facilitated by his former lawyer Michael Cohen.

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Dec 08, 2018

Trump announces Gen. Mark Milley as pick for next Joint Chiefs chairman
A veteran of the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan, the Army general advocated the creation of specialized units to train local forces in Afghanistan.

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Dec 08, 2018

George Conway blasts Trump's claim that Cohen filing ‘totally clears the President'
Conway has been a frequent critic of Trump and his administration.

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Dec 08, 2018

Who will speak for the Democrats and what will he or she have to say?
Democrats won a big victory in the House, but as they look to the new Congress and to 2020, they still have important questions to answer.

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Dec 08, 2018

Who will speak for the Democrats and what will they have to say?
Democrats won a big victory in the House, but as they look to the new Congress, and to 2020, they still have important questions to answer.

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Dec 08, 2018

In corporate role, William P. Barr clashed with Justice Department that he now seeks to lead
As a Time Warner board member, he cited Trump's "prior public animus towards CNN and this merger" that the cable company wanted with AT&T.

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Dec 08, 2018

McConnell resists pressure to move on criminal justice overhaul, angering some Republicans
McConnell, without ever taking a public position on the bill, has told President Trump and his colleagues that there simply is not enough time to take up the complex issue.

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Dec 08, 2018

Trump announces Gen. Mark Milley as next Joint Chiefs chairman
A veteran of the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan, the Army general advocated the creation of specialized units to train local forces in Afghanistan.

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Dec 08, 2018

Sen. Tim Scott tells fellow Republicans: Do better on judicial nominees
"We should stop bringing candidates with questionable track records on race before the full Senate for a vote," Scott writes in response to Wall Street Journal editorial on Thomas A. Farr's nomination to the federal bench.

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Dec 08, 2018

On racism, Tim Scott said the GOP must strive to do better
The Senate's only black Republican acknowledges that the GOP has to improve its response to racism.

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Dec 07, 2018

5 big takeaways from the new Michael Cohen and Paul Manafort filings
Prosecutors say Cohen has oversold his cooperation with Robert Mueller -- and that he doesn't deserve much leniency given his egregious conduct.

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Dec 07, 2018

Court filings directly implicate Trump in efforts to buy women's silence, reveal new contact between inner circle and Russian
Federal prosecutors in New York argue for "substantial" prison time for Michael Cohen, Trump's ex-lawyer.

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Dec 07, 2018

VA chief Robert Wilkie once praised Confederate president as ‘martyr to The Lost Cause'
More details emerged Friday about Wilkie's passion for Confederate history and past appearances at events commemorating the Confederacy's leading figures.

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Dec 07, 2018

As her DNA test still reverberates, Sen. Elizabeth Warren's political operation shows fissures
As time nears for the Massachusetts senator to decide on a presidential bid, a long-term Warren aide considers other options

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Dec 07, 2018

New Mueller filing says Trump's ex-lawyer Michael Cohen was in touch with a Russian seeking ‘political synergy' with campaign
New contact adds to list of dozens of interactions between Trump campaign and Russia.

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Dec 07, 2018

The government implicates Trump and the Trump campaign in federal campaign finance violations
A new filing related to Michael Cohen demonstrates how it happened.

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Dec 07, 2018

Mueller says Manafort told ‘discernible lies,' including about contacts with an employee alleged to have Russian intelligence ties
The allegations came in a new court filing by the special counsel that pointed to some the questions prosecutors have been asking a key witness.

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Dec 07, 2018

Mueller says Manafort told ‘discernible lies,' including about contacts with employee alleged to have Russian intelligence ties
The allegations came in a new court filing by the special counsel that pointed to some the questions prosecutors have been asking a key witness.

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Dec 07, 2018

5 takeaways from the Michael Cohen sentencing filings
Prosecutors say Cohen has oversold his cooperation with Robert Mueller -- and that he doesn't deserve much leniency given his egregious conduct.

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Dec 07, 2018

Why the political media is talking about the more interesting part of the midterms
And not only what Trump wants to talk about.

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Dec 07, 2018

Federal prosecutors recommend ‘substantial' prison term for former Trump lawyer Michael Cohen
Cohen pleaded guilty in August to tax evasion, making a false statement to a bank, and campaign finance violations, admitting that he helped buy the silence of two women who alleged they had affairs with Trump. Last month, Cohen added a guilty plea to one count of making a false statement to Congress, admitting that […]

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Dec 07, 2018

Redskins, D.C. working with Congress to slip stadium provision into spending bill
Team owner Daniel Snyder is getting help from the Trump administration, congressional Republicans and local D.C. officials in his quest for a new, 60,000-seat NFL stadium.

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Dec 07, 2018

Trump stumps for wall funding, criminal justice overhaul. But the wall is what captivates him most.
One reason for the light focus on the criminal justice bill during Trump's speech Friday could be that the legislation has split the law enforcement community.

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Dec 07, 2018

Tucker Carlson is willing to overlook Trump's personality because of his nationalist rhetoric
If only, he has argued, Trump could actually do what he has promised.

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Dec 07, 2018

Kevin Hart and Americans' decreased tolerance of anti-gay discrimination
The response to Kevin Hart is a reminder of how little tolerance for discrimination many Americans currently have.

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Dec 07, 2018

N.C. GOP candidate says he ‘would wholeheartedly support a new election' if evidence emerges that fraud affected results
Mark Harris said in a video statement that he and his campaign are "cooperating fully" with investigators. Last week, he insisted voting irregularities could not have changed the outcome in N.C.'s 9th District.

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Dec 07, 2018

N.C. GOP candidate says he ‘would wholeheartedly support a new election' if evidence of fraud emerges
Mark Harris said in a video statement that he and his campaign are "cooperating fully" with investigators, a shift from last week, when he insisted voting irregularities could not have changed the outcome in N.C.'s 9th District.

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Dec 07, 2018

At Harvard orientation for freshman lawmakers, skeptical Democrats confront lobbyists and CEOs
Their push signals that some policies and perspectives, long insulated from criticism as part of a bipartisan consensus, may come under increasing scrutiny.

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Dec 07, 2018

Trump announces changes to his Cabinet; White House chief of staff may be gone soon
Among White House officials there is broad consensus that White House Chief of Staff John F. Kelly's days are numbered.

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Dec 07, 2018

Trump's undocumented immigrant employees: One more thing he does that he campaigned against
Reports that Trump properties employ undocumented immigrants should come as no surprise.

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Dec 07, 2018

A resurgent left wing is coming to Congress. Here's who they are and what they want.
We're explaining what we know about the dynamics of the new Congress, starting with the bigger, bolder incoming left flank.

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Dec 07, 2018

Trump to pick Army chief as next chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff
Gen. Mark A. Milley would replace the current chairman, Gen. Joseph F. Dunford Jr., who is due to step down next fall, according to people familiar with the president's plans. If confirmed by the Senate, Milley would bring to the job a distinguished record as a commander in the counterinsurgency wars of the past two […]

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Dec 07, 2018

Hawley dismisses allegations as political as Missouri official launches inquiry
The office of Secretary of State Jay Ashcroft, a Republican, is investigating whether the GOP senator-elect misused public funds to aid his campaign.

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Dec 07, 2018

Trump announces changes to his cabinet, White House chief of staff may be gone soon
Among White House officials there is broad consensus that White House Chief of Staff John F. Kelly's days are numbered.

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Dec 07, 2018

Did Elizabeth Warren peak too early?
The Boston Globe wrote this week that Warren "missed her moment."

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Dec 07, 2018

The Foxification of the Trump White House, visualized
The nation's next representative at the U.N. will be familiar to "Fox and Friends" fans.

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Dec 07, 2018

‘I've had an itchy finger': When William Barr considered firing a special counsel
In the early 1990s, Barr reportedly considered firing Iran-Contra special counsel Lawrence Walsh, whom the administration regarded as out of control. Eventually, George H.W. Bush instead just pardoned key figures.

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Dec 07, 2018

Heather Nauert cited D-Day as the height of U.S.-German relations. Now she's headed to the U.N.
The nomination solidifies the symbiotic relationship between Fox News and the Trump administration and further transforms the president's foreign policy into an instrument of branding in line with his "America First" agenda.

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Dec 07, 2018

Democrats pledge to use new House majority to investigate Puerto Rico's oversight board
A leading House Democrat is vowing to investigate the fiscal board overseeing Puerto Rico's debt crisis, arguing its push to slash government spending violates its congressional mandate to help the is...

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Dec 07, 2018

Trump promises a ‘major Counter Report' to rebut Mueller's findings
In a string of angry morning tweets, the president took aim at the special counsel and other lawyers on his team.

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Dec 07, 2018

Former FBI director Comey testifies in House GOP probe
He is among the final witnesses expected to interviewed in the investigation of how federal law enforcement handled probes of President Trump and Hillary Clinton, before Democrats take over the House.

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Dec 07, 2018

How this veteran's company found profits in Trump-era patriotism and polarization
The president's apparent missteps on military matters don't register with customers and employees of Nine Line, where T-shirt slogans echo his aggressive rhetoric.

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Dec 07, 2018

Onetime Pelosi foe reverses course, announces support for her House speaker bid
Rep. Stephen F. Lynch had signed a letter last month calling for new leadership, but on Friday he said Pelosi had his full support after several days of conversations.

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Dec 07, 2018

Democratic Rep. Stephen Lynch, who signed letter opposing Rep. Nancy Pelosi's speaker bid, reverses course and announces support
The Massachusetts congressman said Friday that after several days of conversations, he will cast a vote for Pelosi when the full House votes on Jan. 3. "Leader Pelosi has assured me that the priorities of average working families will be the priorities of the upcoming Congress," Lynch said. Lynch was one of 16 Democrats who […]

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Dec 07, 2018

Trump doesn't seem to be convincing anyone with his furious anti-Mueller rhetoric
Polling shows only a slight erosion in confidence in the special counsel's probe over time.

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Dec 07, 2018

Trump doesn't seem to be persuading anyone with his furious anti-Mueller rhetoric
Polling shows only a slight erosion in confidence in the special counsel's probe over time.

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Dec 07, 2018

The Daily 202: This week foreshadows the continuing escalation of the voting wars
Heated fights in N.C., N.H., Mich. and Wis. show the administration of elections is becoming more politicized.

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Dec 07, 2018

The red flags on Trump's new attorney general pick, William Barr
Last year, Barr said there was more substance to the Clinton-Uranium One situation than the Russia collusion investigation.

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Dec 07, 2018

Trump's AG pick played down both Russia collusion and obstruction
Last year, Barr said there was more substance to the Clinton-Uranium One situation than the Russia collusion investigation.

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Dec 07, 2018

Trump confirms he will nominate William Barr as attorney general, Heather Nauert as U.N. ambassador
The president spoke to reporters as he left the White House Friday. Barr previously held the same position under President George H.W. Bush. Nauert is currently the State Department spokeswoman. This is a developing story. It will be updated.

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Dec 07, 2018

Rex Tillerson on Trump: ‘Undisciplined, doesn't like to read' and tries to do illegal things
Tillerson was trying to be diplomatic while talking about Trump's reliance on his instincts, but the subtext was clear.

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Dec 07, 2018

Rex Tillerson on Trump: ‘Undisciplined,' ‘doesn't like to read' and tries to do illegal things
Tillerson was trying to be diplomatic while talking about Trump's reliance on his instincts, but the subtext was clear.

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Dec 07, 2018

Schumer, Pelosi want climate-change measures in any infrastructure deal with Trump
The Democratic leaders are pushing for key provisions in one potential area of compromise with the Republican president.

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Dec 07, 2018

The Huawei arrest made the stock market tank. Trump may not even have known about it.
National security issues are exacerbating the U.S.-China trade war

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Dec 07, 2018

The Technology 202: Microsoft's Brad Smith says other tech companies need to get behind a facial recognition law, too
"The time has come for people to have an opinion," he says.

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Dec 07, 2018

The Energy 202: New national park advisory board includes three big GOP donors
Ryan Zinke has resurrected the board.

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Dec 07, 2018

That awkward moment when you rail against undocumented immigrants and it turns out you hired one yourself
It usually doesn't bode well for an immigration-skeptical migration minister to employ a migrant without a valid visa.

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Dec 07, 2018

The Finance 202: Trump wants to narrow the trade deficit. It just reached a ten-year high.
And the trade gap with China is at an all-time high.

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Dec 07, 2018

Not even Trump's administration seems to know what the U.S. and China agreed to
Following a new U.S.-China trade agreement, the Trump administration sent mixed signals on everything from the time frame for tariffs to who will be negotiating the deal.

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Dec 07, 2018

Trump's likely pick for attorney general said Justice Department's antitrust chief gave ‘inaccurate' account of meeting with Time Warner
The dispute between William Barr and the government's antitrust chief, Makan Delrahim, has taken on renewed significance.

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Dec 07, 2018

Trump's new attorney general had charged Justice Department's antitrust chief with giving an ‘inaccurate' account of meeting with Time Warner
The dispute between William Barr and the government's antitrust chief, Makan Delrahim, has taken on renewed significance.

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Dec 07, 2018

The Health 202: Obamacare enrollment is down 11 percent from last year
Lack of marketing may be why, experts said.

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Dec 07, 2018

Trump unleashes fresh tirade against Mueller ahead of key court filings expected Friday
In a series of five morning tweets, the president took aim at the special counsel and other lawyers on his team.

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Dec 07, 2018

How to enact policies that are effective in slowing climate change
Delegating policymaking to voters or legislators can increase political support, but it opens the door to lobbyists. Delegating policy to bureaucrats can in principle make the policy more effective, but it comes at the cost of broad political buy-in.

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Dec 07, 2018

The Cybersecurity 202: The U.S. got tough on Kaspersky and Huawei. Will Russia and China retaliate?
The bans could have ripple effects for American companies.

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Dec 07, 2018

Is the postal privatization proposal dead? Maybe not, but the task force makes no recommendation.
A Trump administration postal reform task force did not recommend privatization of the U.S. Postal Service as an earlier reorganization plan suggested.

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Dec 07, 2018

Are young people today hostile to democracy and capitalism? Far from it.
We compared young people's attitudes toward democracy and capitalism with those in 1978. What we found was surprising.

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Dec 07, 2018

Power Up: Rudy Giuliani talks -- and two lawyers listen
My interesting trip on the Acela.

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Dec 07, 2018

An ‘unprecedented' number of Democrats in Congress want to be president
Capitol Hill will be a staging ground for presidential politics.

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Dec 07, 2018

With at least 16 members running, Congress will be another staging ground for 2020 presidential race
Capitol Hill will be a staging ground for presidential politics.

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Dec 07, 2018

Can 2018's extreme weather persuade skeptics that the climate is changing?
Reality can indeed affect partisan preconceptions.

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Dec 07, 2018

Former FBI director Comey to testify in House GOP probe
The former FBI director is one of the final witnesses expected to interviewed in the investigation of how federal law enforcement handled probes of President Trump and Hillary Clinton, before Democrats take over the House.

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Dec 07, 2018

Is MS-13 as dangerous as Trump suggests?
The gang is very different in Central America than it is in the United States.

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Dec 07, 2018

Sherrod Brown's tax math on GM moving to Mexico
The senator from Ohio said GM's tax rate would be cut in half if it moved its Lordstown plant to Mexico. That's open to interpretation.

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Dec 07, 2018

‘Pop-up' super PACs spent millions on the 2018 election without disclosing donors, FEC filings show
New filings show more than a dozen super PACs launched or paid for political ads in a way that allowed them to withhold who was spending money to influence voters until after the November elections.

Washington Post Politics
Dec 06, 2018

Despite Yemen vote, no Saudi policy changes likely until next year
With no immediate means to pass measures punishing Saudi Arabia for the killing of journalist Jamal Khashoggi and the humanitarian disaster in Yemen, lawmakers will have to wait until next year to force policy changes.

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Dec 06, 2018

Trump to nominate State Department spokeswoman Heather Nauert as U.S. ambassador to U.N.
Nauert would replace Nikki Haley, who is departing at the end of the year after less than two years on the job, a senior administration official confirmed. This is a developing story. It will be updated.

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Dec 06, 2018

Housekeeper who worked illegally at Trump golf resort alleges mistreatment
The woman, 45-year-old Victorina Morales, came to the United States from Guatemala, the New York Times reported.

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Dec 06, 2018

Trump ally who served on voter integrity panel expresses concern about fraud in North Carolina
Other Republicans have remained silent as state officials investigate whether an operative working for GOP candidate Mark Harris illegally collected incomplete ballots from voters.

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Dec 06, 2018

Former president George H.W. Bush laid to rest in Texas
After a formal funeral in Washington and a folksier one in Houston, Bush's body was taken by train to his presidential library in College Station.

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Dec 06, 2018

President George H.W. Bush laid to rest in Texas
After a formal funeral in Washington and a folksier one in Houston, Bush's body was taken by train to his presidential library in College Station.

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Dec 06, 2018

McConnell tells White House little chance of Senate vote on criminal justice bill
President Trump favors the bipartisan legislation, but McConnell has signaled that funding the government, the farm bill and confirming judges are higher priorities.

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Dec 06, 2018

Ahead of possible shutdown, little chance of compromise on Trump's wall, ‘dreamers'
A grand immigration bargain that could prevent a government shutdown appears out of reach.

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Dec 06, 2018

The Trailer: How the left is already writing the platform for 2020 Democrats
In this edition: The left is already writing the 2020 Democratic platform, the North Carolina election makes everybody nervous, and Little Rock adds to the circle of black Democratic power in the South.

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Dec 06, 2018

Democrat Dan McCready withdraws his concession in North Carolina congressional race roiled by accusations of fraud
In an interview with TV station WSOC, McCready also called on Republican rival Mark Harris "to tell the American people exactly what he knew and when he knew it."

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Dec 06, 2018

Why a push for a living wage for congressional staffers should resonate in hyper-expensive D.C.
When a New Yorker like Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez is worried about affordability, there might be a problem.

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Dec 06, 2018

William Barr shares the same hard-line views on drug enforcement as his daughter — who already works at the Justice Department
Mary Daly was tasked to oversee Justice's response to the opioid crisis.

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Dec 06, 2018

Trump's new top AG pick would be his daughter's boss at Justice.
Mary Daly was tasked to oversee Justice's response to the opioid crisis.

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Dec 06, 2018

Tom Steyer becomes latest potential White House hopeful to oppose Sen. Joe Manchin for Senate Energy spot
Steyer said Thursday that Senate Democrats "owe it to their constituents to .?.?. do what's right."

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Dec 06, 2018

Tucker Carlson says Trump is ‘not capable' and hasn't kept his promises
During a visit to Switzerland, Tucker Carlson says Trump has failed to deliver on his goals and that the Republican Party "will die" without changes.

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