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Whistleblower complaint raises questions, tensions rise with Iran

September 20, 2019
The panelists discussed a whistleblower complaint made by a member of the intelligence community that's raising sharp questions, along with the latest in the rising tensions with Iran.
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‘More united’ vs. ‘A house divided’: GOP goes all in on Trump while Democrats clash over ideology and tactics

September 16, 2019
Toluse Olorunnipa, Rachael Bade | The Washington Post
The Republican lawmakers gathered in Baltimore erupted in cheers and laughter Thursday as President Trump warned of “the dangers” of energy-saving lightbulbs and falsely claimed that televisions turn off when wind turbines stop spinning.
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Trump mocks Democrats, vows new tax cut on Baltimore visit

September 13, 2019
Juana Summers, Kevin Freking | Associated Press
President Donald Trump sought to boost the spirits of Republican lawmakers, mocking Democrats and promising a new tax cut package, as he returned to the city he recently disparaged as a “rat and rodent infested mess.”

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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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.

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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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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