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WASHINGTON, DC - APRIL 03: (AFP OUT) U.S. President Donald Trump leaves the Oval Office of White House to walk to the Residence on April 3, 2017 in Washington, DC. President Trump and President Al Sisi are scheduled to participate in an expanded bilateral meeting. (Photo by Olivier Douliery-Pool/Getty Images)

5 overlooked political stories that are worth your time

There’s plenty of politics covered in a 24-hour news cycle’s time, but not everything gets the attention it deserves. Here are five political stories you may have missed the past week:

  1. Why The Freedom Caucus Shouldn’t Worry About Primary Threats From President Trump — 4/2. In a series of tweets, Trump blamed the House Freedom Caucus’ members for blocking the GOP’s ACA repeal and replace bill. – NPR
  2. The Roots of the Battle Over Neil Gorsuch: ‘They Started It’ — 3/31. Supreme Court confirmations haven’t always been so partisan. – New York Times
  3. Mystery at the center of Russia probe: How to pronounce Nunes — 3/30. House Intelligence Chairman Devin Nunes continues making headlines, but many have trouble pronouncing his last name. – Politico
  4. Joe Manchin’s high-wire act: Working with Trump — and criticizing both parties — 4/1. The Democratic Senator is up for reelection in 2018 in a state that overwhelmingly supported Trump. – Washington Post
  5. Trump’s Drug Policy Takes Shape, With Split Personality — 3/31. New Jersey Governor Chris Christie and Attorney General Jeff Sessions are taking different approaches towards shaping drug policy in the Trump era. – Wall Street Journal

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