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Trump Ramps Up Shutdown Talk Ahead of Midterms

September 21, 2018
Rachael Bade | Politico
All summer, congressional GOP leaders have touted their success passing spending bills before the Sept. 30 funding deadline, a rare feat in this partisan age that they’ve even highlighted on the campaign trail. But President Donald Trump just doesn’t care. He wants his wall, and he wants it yesterday.
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From the Vault: Anita Hill's sexual harassment allegations

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September 19, 2018
Sexual harassment allegations against Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh draws parallels to Justice Clarence Thomas hearings.
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Advertising Totals Reveal Parties' Positioning in Battle for House

September 17, 2018
Robert Costa | The Washington Post
Republicans and Democrats are taking starkly different approaches to advertising as they race to win control of the U.S. House, according to documents obtained by The Washington Post.
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New Kavanaugh Disclosure Shows Little Sign of Impeding His Nomination

September 15, 2018
Carl Hulse | The New York Times
Sudden new revelations in Supreme Court confirmation fights are not new. Anita Hill’s accusations of sexual harassment against Clarence Thomas surfaced after his initial hearings had concluded. Justice Neil M. Gorsuch, President Trump’s first nominee to the court, faced claims that he had plagiarized parts of his book just as his nomination headed toward a Senate floor vote.
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A legendary reporter shines light on the Trump presidency

September 14, 2018
A one-on-one with Bob Woodward.

“Fear” inside the Trump White House

September 14, 2018
Is the Trump administration on the brink of a nervous breakdown?
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House and Senate Negotiators Strike Deal to Avoid Shutdown Threat

September 14, 2018
Kelsey Snell | NPR
House and Senate negotiators have agreed to a plan to avoid a shutdown fight weeks before the midterm elections in November.
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High Stakes as 2-month Sprint to Election Day Begins

September 10, 2018
Julie Pace | The Associated Press
Control of Congress and the future of Donald Trump’s presidency are on the line as the primary season closes this week, jump-starting a two-month sprint to Election Day that will test Democrats’ ability to harness opposition to Trump and determine whether the Republican president can get his supporters to the polls.
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What we learned about Kavanaugh's future on Supreme Court from his hearing

September 8, 2018
Joan Biskupic | CNN
After a raucous Senate hearing during which he remained steady and now appears headed for confirmation, Judge Brett Kavanaugh will soon be positioned for immediate impact on the Supreme Court.
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