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Recapping the PA-18 race, previewing James Comey’s upcoming book

March 16, 2018
The panelists discussed James Comey’s upcoming book, along with recapping the results of the results of this week’s special Congressional election in Pennsylvania’s 18th district.
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New Russia sanctions are Trump’s strongest action against Moscow – but far short of what Congress wanted

March 16, 2018
Anne Gearan, Ellen Nakashima | The Washington Post
The Trump administration on Thursday took its strongest action to date to punish Moscow for interfering in the 2016 election, imposing fresh financial sanctions on Russian government hackers and spy agencies.
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Cyberattacks put Russian fingers on the switch at power plants, U.S. says

March 16, 2018
David Sanger, Nicole Perlroth | The New York Times
The Trump administration accused Russia on Thursday of engineering a series of cyberattacks that targeted American and European nuclear power plants and water and electric systems, and could have sabotaged or shut power plants off at will.
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Key Republican is talking to the White House about tax plan 'phase two'

March 15, 2018
Ylan Mui, Jacob Pramuk | CNBC
House Ways and Means Committee Kevin Brady is talking to the White House about a possible "phase two" of the Republican tax plan.

President Donald Trump to meet with North Korea's Kim Jung Un, new tariffs receive backlash

March 9, 2018
President Donald Trump and North Korea's Kim Jung Un are set to meet at an undetermined date and location, but the high-stakes summit has risks. The panelists discussed the implications of the potential meeting, along with the backlash the president’s new tariffs are earning.
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White House ignores congressional inquiry on security clearance procedures

March 9, 2018
Manu Raju, Veronica Stracqualursi | CNN
The White House is ignoring a bipartisan congressional inquiry regarding documents about the Rob Porter scandal, prompting the House Oversight Committee's top Democrat to request that the White House be subpoenaed over the matter.
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10 years after financial crisis, Senate prepares to roll back banking rules

March 5, 2018
Erica Werner, Damian Paletta | The Washington Post
The Senate is preparing to scale back the sweeping banking regulations passed after the 2008 financial crisis, with more than a dozen Democrats ready to give Republicans the votes they need to weaken one of President Barack Obama’s largest legislative achievements.

Turmoil at the White House continues

March 2, 2018
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The White House power struggle over security clearances continues

February 23, 2018
The struggle over security clearances continues.
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