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Trump Aides’ Poll Finds Gun Control Politically Problematic for the President

September 7, 2019
Maggie Haberman, Jonathan Martin | The New York Times
President Trump assured Senator Joe Manchin III, Democrat of West Virginia, on Thursday that he was still considering legislation that could include background checks for gun buyers. But White House aides said they had polling data showing that gun control was politically problematic for the president, according to two people briefed on the meeting.

What will the fall priorities be for Congress?

September 6, 2019
As congressional leaders return from their summer recess, the panelists previewed what lawmakers’ priorities could look like this fall, including a fight over firearms. The conversation also turned to the battle over the border wall and the latest GOP retirements.
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Trump prepares to pitch gun proposals few really want

September 6, 2019
Anita Kumar | POLITICO
President Donald Trump is finalizing his proposals designed to curb gun violence. But it's unclear whether anyone really wants what he’ll be offering. Most Democrats consider them too weak. Most Republicans, long resistant to triggering their base or the gun lobby, fear Trump won’t push them forcefully enough — leaving them hanging.
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Democrats widen impeachment probe as they confront roadblocks

September 6, 2019
Manu Raju, Jeremy Herb | CNN
Faced with a time crunch ahead of the 2020 election season, the House Judiciary Committee is broadening its investigation beyond special counsel Robert Mueller's findings as lawmakers confront lingering hurdles over impeaching President Donald Trump.
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U.S. Rep. Bill Flores will not run for reelection, marking the fifth recent GOP retirement in Texas

September 5, 2019
Abby Livingston, Adam Willis | The Texas Tribune
U.S. Rep. Bill Flores announced Wednesday morning that he would not run for reelection in 2020 — making him the fifth Texas Republican to announce his retirement from Congress.
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Texas Shooting Brings New Urgency to Gun Debate in Congress

September 3, 2019
Sheryl Gay Stolberg | The New York Times
The deadly shooting spree in West Texas this weekend — the latest in an especially gruesome summer of massacres — has intensified pressure on congressional Republicans to take up gun safety legislation, giving fresh urgency to a debate that was already expected to be at the top of lawmakers’ agenda when they return to the Capitol next week.

Battle over the border war, latest updates on the 2020 presidential race

August 30, 2019
As Hurricane Dorian heads towards Florida, political storms hover.
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Democrats alarmed by Trump’s promise of pardons to build border wall

August 29, 2019
Seung Min Kim, Mike DeBonis | The Washington Post
Through his pardons of political allies, conservative defenders and others convicted of federal crimes, President Trump throughout his term has sent indirect signals of his willingness to help those close to him escape punishment.
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Trump, GOP fret loss in bellwether House special election

August 28, 2019
Laura Barrón-López , Alex Isenstadt | POLITICO
Republicans are funneling resources into the southern North Carolina district as they try to stave off an embarrassing loss in a GOP-heavy seat that President Donald Trump won in 2016 by more than 11 percentage points.
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