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Jun 21, 2018

Supreme Court rules that states may require online retailers to collect sales taxes
More than 40 states and the Trump administration had asked the justices to overturn its 1992 decision that restricted collection.

Washington Post Politics
Jun 21, 2018

Trump just forced Republicans to take a tiny step toward immigration changes
He did it not by taking a stand on a comprehensive immigration overhaul but by taking a wrecking ball to the system in place now.

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Jun 21, 2018

Trump's tweet on immigration could undermine House Republicans as they try to pass a bill today
The president cast doubt on whether any legislation approved by the House could be approved by the Senate.

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Jun 21, 2018

Trump just forced Republicans to take a tiny step toward immigration reform
He did it not by taking a stand on comprehensive immigration reform, but by taking a wrecking ball to the system in place now.

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Jun 21, 2018

Trump lashes out at Democrats as House Republicans struggle to unite behind immigration legislation
The president went on Twitter hours ahead of planned votes on a pair of bills crafted by the GOP.

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Jun 21, 2018

Somehow in the Trump era, immigration has never had more popular support
Two-thirds of Americans think that immigration should either be kept at current levels or increased.

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Jun 21, 2018

RNC enters summer 2018 with double the DNC's monthly fundraising haul
In the place of aggressive fundraising by the Democratic National Committee, former New York City mayor Michael Bloomberg is poised to become the single-biggest backer of Democratic efforts to take back the House in the 2018 midterms.

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Jun 21, 2018

The Daily 202: Trump lost a battle on family separations, but his immigration war continues
This is a tactical retreat.

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Jun 21, 2018

The Pentagon has officially canceled military exercises with South Korea. Here's what comes next.
One of the immediate beneficiaries: China.

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Jun 21, 2018

The Health 202: Azar: We need to get migrant children out of HHS care as 'expeditiously' as possible
The secretary weighed in on Trump's executive order in our live event yesterday.

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Jun 21, 2018

The Energy 202: EPA loses a tenth of its criminal investigators since Trump's election
As staffing levels tick down, so do criminal referrals to the Justice Department.

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Jun 21, 2018

Trump's 'elite' riff betrays his bruised ego
The "elites" won Wednesday, and Trump had a message for them: I'm still better than you.

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Jun 21, 2018

The Finance 202: Key financial panels on Capitol Hill may have new leaders come November
Watch for potentially big changes at Banking and Financial Services.

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Jun 21, 2018

The Cybersecurity 202: States need more money to secure the vote. Congress is unlikely to send it by November.
The Secure Elections Act probably won't include funding.

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Jun 21, 2018

Donald Trump is a symbol of white identity politics in Europe, too
White grievances affect how British people see Trump.

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Jun 21, 2018

How cheap oil hurts sub-Saharan Africa
And the next oil bust could be even worse.

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Jun 21, 2018

Kushner's ties to Israeli firms at issue as he visits region on peace mission
Palestinian official says Kushner's history of business and charity in Israel disqualify him as a credible dealmaker.

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Jun 21, 2018

The Pentagon has now officially canceled military exercises with South Korea. Here's what comes next.
One of the immediate beneficiaries: China.

Washington Post Politics
Jun 21, 2018

Fact-checking claims about Trump's plan to stop family separations
President Trump signed an executive order meant to stop family separations, and the roll-out featured plenty of spin.

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Jun 21, 2018

RNC enters summer 2018 with double the amount of DNC's war chest
In the place of aggressive fundraising by the Democratic National Committee, former New York City mayor Michael Bloomberg is poised to become the single-biggest backer of Democratic efforts to take back the House in the 2018 midterms.

Washington Post Politics
Jun 20, 2018

Trump airs his grievances and demands more credit — for just about everything
At a packed hockey arena in Duluth, Minn., the president delivered a rollicking speech that harkened back to the glory days of his 2016 campaign.

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Jun 20, 2018

Trump shouts out to Pawlenty running mate at Duluth rally
Pawlenty's struggle to navigate Trump's GOP made it uncertain that the president would support his bid for Minnesota governor.

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Jun 20, 2018

White House to propose merging Labor and Education into one agency as centerpiece of federal government overhaul
The Trump administration wants to merge overlapping, duplicative functions, including welfare programs.

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Jun 20, 2018

Trump signs order ending his policy of separating families at the border, but reprieve may be temporary
The backlash from prominent Republicans, world leaders including Pope Francis, as well as private recriminations from first lady Melania Trump, prompted Trump to reverse himself

Washington Post Politics
Jun 20, 2018

Trump supporters praise 'wonderful resolution' to crisis over migrant families
As they waited for hours outside the rally venue in the hot June sun, Trump's supporters applauded the president for doing his best and criticized the media for focusing so heavily on the issue.

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Jun 20, 2018

Wilbur Ross owned stock in a company with close ties to Putin associates. Now he's facing questions about what he did with it.
The commerce secretary said there was no insider trading in his short-selling of stock in the Russian-linked company.

Washington Post Politics
Jun 20, 2018

Nonpartisan-redistricting measure makes Michigan ballot
Michigan voters will decide whether to let a citizens redistricting commission draw state legislative and congressional maps, a victory for anti-gerrymandering campaigners.

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Jun 20, 2018

Ryan and Meadows clash on House floor, leaving immigration bills on thin ice
The 11th-hour blow-up added another wrinkle to a tumultuous, six-week-long process that appears to be headed toward an uncertain end.

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Jun 20, 2018

For Trump, what mattered most in creating, and addressing, the family separation crisis was looking strong
The president's decision to change his policy came after many supporters had echoed his false claim that Democrats were to blame for migrant children being removed from their parents' care.

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Jun 20, 2018

Former Obama officials warn Trump not to repeat their mistakes on Russia
Officials said the Trump administration has done little to combat potential election interference in 2018 or 2020.

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Jun 20, 2018

Migrant families will stay together under executive order, HHS secretary says
"Nobody has ever desired to separate families," Alex Azar said at a Washington Post Live event Wednesday.

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Jun 20, 2018

White House to unveil plan to overhaul federal agencies
The Trump administration wants to merge overlapping, duplicative functions, including welfare programs.

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Jun 20, 2018

Nonpartisan redistricting measure makes Michigan ballot
Michigan voters will decide whether to let a "citizens redistricting commission" draw state legislative and congressional maps, a victory for anti-gerrymandering campaigners.

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Jun 20, 2018

A GOP strategist abandons his party and calls for the election of Democrats
Steve Schmidt, long a vocal critic of Trump, sees his party as cowardly and ‘irredeemable' for not standing up against the president.

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Jun 20, 2018

Trump reverses course, signs order ending his policy of separating families at the border
Move comes after images of young children in tears, housed in metal cages, set off an international outcry.

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Jun 20, 2018

Trump's effort to hold his base close for the midterms seems to be working - so far
That doesn't necessarily mean the party is in good shape for November.

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Jun 20, 2018

Trump's move on family separations won't address the core policy change he approved
How the system is likely to work now vs. how it worked two years ago.

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Jun 20, 2018

Trump reverses course, signs order ending family separations on southern border
Move comes after images of young children in tears, housed in metal cages, set off an international outcry.

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Jun 20, 2018

Trump torn: Is it better to get good press or bad?
The president can't decide whether he wants to be seen as besieged by unfair coverage or as so undeniably excellent that he can win over the press.

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Jun 20, 2018

Bloomberg to spend $80 million, largely to support Democrats' effort to gain House majority
The former New York mayor is poised to become the single biggest benefactor for the party during the midterms

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Jun 20, 2018

Senate rejects billions in Trump spending cuts as two Republicans vote ‘no'
GOP Sens. Susan Collins and Richard Burr joined Democrats in rebuffing the package of cuts.

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Jun 20, 2018

The Trump administration changed its story on family separation no fewer than 14 times before ending the policy
In one week, the Trump administration issued a series of wildly contradictory statements on its immigrant family separation policy.

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Jun 20, 2018

Did Michael Cohen just drop a hint about flipping on Trump?
In a letter resigning his RNC post, Cohen rather unnecessarily rebukes Trump's family-separation policy.

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Jun 20, 2018

Congress Debrief: Cruz walks political tightrope as he criticizes separation policy but not Trump
The Texas senator and longtime immigration hard-liner faces reelection in a border state that is the epicenter of the debate over separating migrant children from parents.

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Jun 20, 2018

‘A blowtorch to the tinder': Stoking racial tensions is a feature of Trump's presidency
The president often dehumanizes immigrants and and cultivates tribalism under the banner of his slogan, ‘Make America Great Again.'

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Jun 20, 2018

Melania Trump urged her husband to end the border separation policy
The first lady's immigration attorney blasts the administration's immigration policy.

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Jun 20, 2018

Giuliani says Trump's decision on whether to grant special counsel an interview could be delayed until July
The comments by the president's attorney came after Giuliani called Robert Mueller's team a "kangaroo court."

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Jun 20, 2018

Trump postpones congressional picnic amid immigration furor
"It didn't feel exactly right to me," the president said in remarks at the White House

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Jun 20, 2018

Giuliani says Trump's decision on whether to grant special counsel an interview will be delayed until July
The comments by the president's attorney came after Giuliani called Robert Mueller's team a "kangaroo court."

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Jun 20, 2018

On immigration, Trump keeps making life absolutely miserable for Republicans in Congress
He's put them in yet another no-win situation, then left them hanging on whether to vote on immigration.

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Jun 20, 2018

Trump reverses course, says he will put an end to family separations on southern border
Move comes after images of young children in tears, housed in metal cages, set off an international outcry.

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Jun 20, 2018

Trump and Kirstjen Nielsen's embarrassing surrender on separating families at the border
Make no mistake: The administration just admitted its arguments were bogus and that it overplayed its hand.

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Jun 20, 2018

Why being accused of 'child abuse' by his fellow Methodists probably means little to Jeff Sessions
There are enough Christians that support Sessions's views that he can disregard those who don't.

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Jun 20, 2018

GOP leaders voice hope that bill addressing family separations will pass Thursday
At a news conference, House Speaker Paul Ryan and others plugged a "compromise" bill that faces an uncertain fate.

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Jun 20, 2018

Corey Lewandowski's predictably idiotic Down syndrome gaffe
This is why Republicans want nothing to do with Trump's family-separation policy.

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Jun 20, 2018

Corey Lewandowski's predictably idiotic Down-syndrome gaffe
This is why Republicans want nothing to do with Trump's family-separation policy.

Washington Post Politics
Jun 20, 2018

New data shows how vastly different migration in the U.S. is than in Germany
The migration into Germany is far, far different from what the U.S. is seeing.

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Jun 20, 2018

‘Today I renounce my membership': Longtime GOP strategist Steve Schmidt announces he's leaving the party
The former senior adviser to John McCain's presidential campaign said it has become "fully the party of Trump."

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Jun 20, 2018

7 questions about the family-separation policy, answered
President Trump and top administration officials have, at times, obfuscated the facts and sent contradicting messages on the practice of separating families that illegally enter the United States.

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Jun 20, 2018

Steve Schmidt, Never Trumpers and life after the GOP
Republican expats are united in opposition to the direction of their former party but are divided over what to do next.

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Jun 20, 2018

On immigration, Trump is making life absolutely miserable for Republicans in Congress
He's put them in yet another no-win situation.

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Jun 20, 2018

The Health 202: The small HHS agency detaining migrant kids isn't meant for that task
The office former purpose was to reunite young immigrants with their parents not detain them.

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Jun 20, 2018

The Daily 202: Trump's family separation policy tests the leadership abilities of Ryan and McConnell
The president punts to Congress, even after his daughter says images from the border are terrible.

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Jun 20, 2018

The Energy 202: Coal is getting caught up in Trump's burgeoning trade war
It's an unintended consequence of his aggressive trade policy.

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Jun 20, 2018

‘Today I renounce my membership': Longtime GOP strategist Steve Schmidt announces he's leaving his party
The former senior adviser to John McCain's presidential campaign said it's become "fully the party of Trump."

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Jun 20, 2018

A leading gun-control group just released nine years of NRA grades for politicians
We made it searchable.

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Jun 20, 2018

How Republicans could call Trump's bluff on separating families
Trump has given conflicting signals about signing a stand-alone bill just to halt the practice. The GOP could force his hand.

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Jun 20, 2018

The Cybersecurity 202: 'A wake up call.' OPM data stolen years ago surfacing now in financial fraud case
Lawmakers want to protect the victims.

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Jun 20, 2018

The Finance 202: Trump's CFPB nominee is facing questions about the immigration controversy
Kathy Kraninger is on the hot seat.

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Jun 20, 2018

Saudi women can drive starting Sunday. Why are feminists there still labeled traitors?
Nationalism and feminism have a complicated relationship in the kingdom.

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Jun 20, 2018

Is Vladimir Putin's Russia in decline? We figured out how to measure ‘national power.'
Three of our four national power models suggest that China has overtaken the United States. But don't count Russia out.

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Jun 20, 2018

‘Kangaroo court': Giuliani says he would be crazy to let Trump be interviewed by Mueller's team
"I still have all my senses, and I'm a heck of a lawyer," Rudolph W. Giuliani told Fox News on Tuesday night.

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Jun 20, 2018

The Equal Rights Amendment is one state from ratification. Now what?
Proposed amendments, unlike regular bills, cannot be vetoed by the president.

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Jun 20, 2018

‘The good times for illegals are over': Trump finds allies in Europe's anti-immigration movement
Trump has expressed solidarity with European leaders who have sought to seal their borders.

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Jun 19, 2018

House GOP plan would cut Medicare, Medicaid to balance budget
Lawmakers widely agree that spending that is not subject to the appropriations process is becoming unsustainable, but President Trump has refused to cut Medicare or Social Security.

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Jun 19, 2018

House GOP plan would cut Medicare, Social Security to balance budget
Lawmakers widely agree that spending that is not subject to the appropriations process is becoming unsustainable, but President Trump has refused to cut Medicare or Social Security.

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Jun 19, 2018

'Nasty guy': Trump attacks critic, touts accomplishments in House GOP meeting on immigration
The president faced rare booing from Republican lawmakers when he criticized Rep. Mark Sanford of South Carolina, who was not in the room.

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Jun 19, 2018

Federal employees and contractors trapped by Trump's family separation policy
Trump's immigration turmoil can leave federal employees and contractors in a tough spot, if they, like reasonable people, think his policy is an abomination. Their options are only bad — obey orders to take children from their parents or quit.

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Jun 19, 2018

Q and A: Understanding the controversy over separating families at the border
President Trump and top administration officials have, at times, obfuscated the facts and sent contradicting messages on the practice of separating families that illegally enter the United States.

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Jun 19, 2018

President Trump seems to be saying more and more things that aren't true
The untruths have multiplied in recent days as Trump seeks to create an alternate reality around immigration and other issues.

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Jun 19, 2018

Federal employees, contractors trapped by Trump's family separation policy
Trump's immigration turmoil can leave federal employees and contractors in a tough spot, if they, like reasonable people, think his policy is an abomination. Their options are only bad - obey orders to take children from their parents or quit.

Washington Post Politics
Jun 19, 2018

Can ‘Sam's Club' Republican Tim Pawlenty win in Donald Trump's GOP?
The former Minnesota governor, known for Midwestern civility, seeks his old office in a party that has remade itself in his absence

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Jun 19, 2018

Trump urges House GOP to fix immigration system, expresses no strong preference on rival bills amid uproar over family separations
In the closed-door session at the Capitol on Tuesday, President Trump told Republicans that building a border wall and finding a solution for the hundreds of thousands of young undocumented immigrants would poll "very, very highly."

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Jun 19, 2018

Trump is defiant as border crisis escalates, lobbies House GOP on immigration bills
The House is set to take up two immigration bills later this week, but it is unclear whether either can pass — potentially leaving the family separations issue unresolved.

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Jun 19, 2018

The series of choices faced by immigrants fleeing Central America
Experts walk us through the choices migrants make as they seek asylum in the U.S.

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Jun 19, 2018

Trump aide who planned North Korea summit is leaving the White House
Joe Hagin was seen as an experienced hand in a West Wing populated by many who had never worked in government but was distrusted by some Trump loyalists.

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Jun 19, 2018

Tim Pawlenty's Trump problem: How closely to embrace?
The former Minnesota governor, known for Midwestern civility, seeks his old office in a party that has remade itself in his absence

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Jun 19, 2018

Trump is using family separation as a bargaining chip — but he doesn't seem to know what for
He's holding children hostage without defining his ransom terms.

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Jun 19, 2018

U.S. military budget inches closer to $1 trillion mark, as concerns over federal deficit grow
The Senate approved the $716 billion military budget by an overwhelming 85 to 10 margin -- an $82 billion increase in two years.

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Jun 19, 2018

Senate Republicans just rebuked Trump on family separations
All Senate Republicans support a plan to end Trump's policy of separating families at the border.

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Jun 19, 2018

The consistent theme throughout some of the biggest controversies of the Trump presidency
The relationship between Trumpism and people of color appears most evident in the scandals.

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Jun 19, 2018

Kirstjen Nielsen's suggestion that human-interest reporting reveals media bias
Her argument is flawed but not entirely without merit.

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Jun 19, 2018

How Republicans are divided over Trump's immigration policy: For it, against it and keeping their mouths shut
When you count Ted Cruz as one of your critics, maybe. Breaking down the four GOP factions on border separation.

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Jun 19, 2018

The most stunning part of Trump's separating-families gambit: He seems to have no real plan
He's holding children hostage without defining his ransom terms.

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Jun 19, 2018

A congressman answers the question 'where are the girls'
"There are separate facilities for younger children, there are separate facilities for girls," Rep. Mark Pocan (D) says he was told about the location of female migrants who were separated by the federal government from their parents.

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Jun 19, 2018

Trump campaign manager calls for firing Sessions, ending Russia probe
Brad Parscale tweeted that a Justice Department report gives the president "the truth to end it all."

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Jun 19, 2018

Donald Trump Jr. cancels fundraiser for George P. Bush over family tensions
Move comes after Jeb Bush and Laura Bush criticized the Trump administration's family separation policy.

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Jun 19, 2018

Here are the administration officials who have said that family separation is meant as a deterrent
Both publicly and internally, the idea of separating families as a deterrent has been repeated.

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Jun 19, 2018

Is Trump losing his support in Congress for separating families at the border?
When you count Ted Cruz as one of your critics, maybe. Breaking down the 4 GOP factions on border separation.

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Jun 19, 2018

Trump is defiant as border crisis escalates, prepares to lobby House GOP on immigration bills
The House is set to take up two immigration bills later this week, but it is unclear whether either can pass — potentially leaving the family separations issue unresolved.

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