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Georgia, Arkansas and Kentucky primaries: Top races to watch

May 22, 2018
Jonathan Martin, Maggie Astor | The New York Times
The race for the open governor’s seat in Georgia, a battle with implications for health care, gun control and other contentious issues, leads a slate of three primaries on Tuesday. Gov. Nathan Deal, a Republican, has reached his term limit, and Georgia Democrats are hoping the same political climate that has buoyed them in special elections will propel them in a state where they have not won the governorship in two decades.
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Ryan facing growing doubts about hold on speakership

May 22, 2018
Rachael Bade, John Bresnahan | POLITICO
Top House Republicans are privately questioning whether retiring Speaker Paul Ryan can make it through Election Day.
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Recapping this week's primary elections

May 18, 2018
The panelists discussed trends that emerged from this week’s primary elections, along with the latest on the North Korea summit and the Trump administration's new rules on abortions.
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GOP leaders, Freedom Caucus face off on farm bill, immigration

May 18, 2018
Rachael Bade, Liz Crampton, Helena Bottemiller Evich | POLITICO
House GOP leaders are daring the Freedom Caucus to sink their prized partisan farm bill, pushing ahead with a Friday morning vote despite conservative threats to tank it.
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Midterms all about Trump for Republicans

May 16, 2018
Kimberly Atkins | The Boston Herald
Congressional Republicans seem to have coalesced around a strategy for the midterm elections, and it’s the exact one Democrats have been warned to avoid: making it all about President Trump.
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Republican senator threatens to ask EPA chief to resign

May 16, 2018
Manu Raju, Gregory Wallace | CNN
Iowa Republican Sen. Chuck Grassley warned Tuesday he may call on Environmental Protection Agency Administrator Scott Pruitt to resign if his agency does not take a fairer approach to issuing waivers to the large refineries that allow them to skirt biofuels regulations.
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Senate GOP chides Trump over McCain treatment

May 15, 2018
Eliana Johnson, Burgess Everett | POLITICO
Senate Republicans are openly seething over the White House’s treatment of John McCain, casting a pall over the party ahead of a rare lunch with President Donald Trump the caucus is hosting on Tuesday.
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CIA's Gina Haspel heads to Capitol Hill for confirmation hearings

May 11, 2018
The panelists discussed the latest headlines made by President Donald Trump’s personal attorney Michael Cohen, along with CIA nominee Gina Haspel’s confirmation hearings.
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Group of House Republicans trying to force vote on immigration legislation

May 10, 2018
Kelsey Snell | NPR
A small group of House Republicans began gathering support Wednesday for a plan to force votes on immigration legislation as early as this summer, despite protests from party leaders.
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