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In rebuke to Trump, senators may vote to side with US intel community

July 17, 2018
Manu Raju | CNN
Talks have begun on Capitol Hill to reaffirm support in the Senate for the intelligence community's assessment that Russia interfered in the US elections, Senate Majority Whip John Cornyn told CNN on Monday evening.
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Ryan scraps ‘abolish ICE’ vote

July 17, 2018
Rachael Bade, Kyle Cheney | POLITICO
Speaker Paul Ryan quashed a rank-and-file effort to force Democrats to take a politically toxic vote to abolish the federal government’s Immigration and Customs Enforcement agency, sources familiar with the matter told POLITICO.
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Embattled FBI agent to appear before Congress

July 12, 2018
Karoun Demirjian, Devlin Barrett | The Washington Post
Peter Strzok, the former lead agent on FBI investigations into both Hillary Clinton and the Trump campaign, is set to testify publicly before Congress Thursday morning, facing off against Republicans who have pilloried him for political bias and accused him of misconduct.
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House Republicans face another week of fighting over immigration

June 25, 2018
Kelsey Snell | NPR
House Republican leaders will start the coming week the same way they started last week: facing partywide insurrection over an immigration bill that has been repeatedly sabotaged by President Trump.

President Trump’s plan to streamline the government

June 22, 2018
Could the federal government be reorganized?
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House GOP leaders forced to again delay vote on compromise immigration bill

June 22, 2018
Kelsey Snell, Scott Detrow | NPR
House Republican leaders delayed a vote on the "consensus" immigration legislation Thursday afternoon as they scrambled to convince enough GOP lawmakers to support the measure.
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GOP immigration push set to flop in embarrassment for Trump

June 21, 2018
Rachael Bade, Heather Caygle, John Bresnahan | POLITICO
House Republicans spent weeks crafting a “compromise” immigration bill slated to hit the House floor Thursday — one that tracks with President Donald Trump’s call to beef up border security and shield Dreamers from deportation. But the only question going into the big vote is how badly it fails.
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Senators remain split as they question Justice Dept. watchdog on F.B.I. report

June 19, 2018
Adam Goldman, Nicholas Fandos | The New York Times
Democrats and Republicans jostled for political points on Monday as they pressed the Justice Department’s inspector general for the first time over his exhaustive examination of the F.B.I.’s handling of its investigation into Hillary Clinton’s use of a private email server.
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Senate passes defense bill, setting up clash with House over China’s ZTE

June 19, 2018
Karoun Demirjian | The Washington Post
Congress is headed for a probable showdown over President Trump’s recent deal to lift certain penalties against Chinese telecom giant ZTE after the Senate overwhelming passed its version of an annual defense authorization bill that would reimpose those punitive measures.
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