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Lewandowski's messy hearing leaves some Democrats questioning their tactics

September 19, 2019
Manu Raju, Dana Bash | CNN
Tensions are building within the House Democratic Caucus over the Judiciary Committee's march toward impeachment, with Democrats again at odds over their messaging and strategy during a crucial time facing their majority.
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President Trump’s former campaign manager under fire

September 18, 2019
Pierre Thomas | ABC News
Before the cameras, President Trump's former campaign manager Corey Lewandowski [was] clashing with House Democrats, flat out refusing to answer questions about his dealings with the president.
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Acting spy chief won’t comply with House subpoena over whistleblower complaint, escalating clash

September 18, 2019
Karoun Demirjian | The Washington Post
Acting director of national intelligence Joseph Maguire will not comply with a House Intelligence Committee subpoena ordering him to provide the panel with a whistleblower’s report of “serious misconduct,” escalating a standoff with the panel’s chairman over a complaint he says could involve the White House.
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House Hearing: Lewandowski's Role In Attempts To Curb Russia Probe

September 17, 2019
Susan Davis | NPR
Former Trump campaign manager Corey Lewandowski is to testify Tuesday before the House Judiciary Committee. He is the first major witness from the Mueller investigation to appear before the panel.

What does North Carolina’s special election mean for 2020?

September 13, 2019
The GOP narrowly won in a district President Trump won by 12 points in 2016.
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Democrats diverge over pursuing assault weapons ban

September 12, 2019
Michael Scherer, Mike DeBonis | The Washington Post
The split among Democrats between dramatic action and practical politics has added a complicated wrinkle to the gun debate now roiling Washington and the campaign trail.
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POLITICO Playbook: Republicans squeak by in North Carolina. Here’s what it means.

September 11, 2019
Jake Sherman, Anna Palmer | POLITICO
Millions of Republican dollars and a Donald Trump and Mike Pence visit later, the Republicans found a way to hold onto a deep red House seat here in North Carolina, where Dan Bishop, a Republican state senator, beat Dan McCready, a Democrat who has never held elective office, by 2.08 percentage points, or fewer than 4,000 votes.
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Why Congress is likely to be even more divided this fall

September 11, 2019
Lisa Desjardins, Yamiche Alcindor | PBS NewsHour
As Congress returns to Washington, three deadly mass shootings in August have reignited the debate over gun regulation. Meanwhile, some House Democrats are feeling pressure to step up impeachment inquiries. And with federal spending at record-high levels, settling on a funding bill to avoid another government shutdown will be critical.
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Senate Democrats Try to Corner Republicans on Border Emergency

September 11, 2019
Carl Hulse, Emily Cochrane | The New York Times
Senate Democrats are demanding a fresh vote to terminate President Trump’s national emergency at the southwestern border, moving to force vulnerable Republicans facing re-election next year to choose between siding with the president to fund a border wall or protecting military projects in their home states.
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