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3 stories you might have missed

January 23, 2019
Have you been keeping up this week? Check out these stories you might have missed.

Special counsel Robert Mueller’s office disputes explosive report

January 18, 2019
Government shutdown has no end in sight as challenges mount for Trump administration.
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Washington power play

January 18, 2019
The dynamic between House Speaker Nancy Pelosi and President Trump.
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McCarthy’s challenge to Steve King after years of GOP inaction stands as first test for minority leader

January 18, 2019
Robert Costa, Mike DeBonis | The Washington Post
When Rep. Steve King was ushered into House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy’s office Monday night, after sparking outrage for questioning whether the term “white supremacist” is offensive, he expected to be scolded. He did not expect his career in congressional politics to effectively end.
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Trump's pick for AG says he'll protect the Mueller probe. But what if his boss disagrees?

January 15, 2019
Chuck Todd | NBC News
The Senate Judiciary Committee is holding its confirmation hearing for President Donald Trump’s pick to replace former Attorney General Jeff Sessions, William Barr, who has promised to protect the Mueller investigation.
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Steve King Removed From Committee Assignments Over White Supremacy Remark

January 15, 2019
Jonathan Martin, Nicholas Fandos, Trip Gabriel | The New York Times
House Republican leaders removed Representative Steve King of Iowa from the Judiciary and Agriculture Committees on Monday night as party officials scrambled to appear tough on racism and contain damage from comments Mr. King made to The New York Times questioning why white supremacy is considered offensive.
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Americans blame Trump and GOP much more than Democrats for shutdown, Post-ABC poll finds

January 14, 2019
Dan Balz, Scott Clement | The Washington Post
By a wide margin, more Americans blame President Trump and Republicans in Congress than congressional Democrats for the now record-breaking government shutdown, and most reject the president’s assertion that there is an illegal-immigration crisis on the southern border, according to a Washington Post-ABC News poll.
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Trump backs off national emergency to build border wall as shutdown becomes longest ever

January 12, 2019
Josh Dawsey, Damian Paletta, Erica Werner, John Wagner | The Washington Post
President Trump cast fresh doubt Friday on whether he would declare a national emergency to build a wall along the southern border, leaving lawmakers waiting for the president’s next move as the government shutdown became the longest in U.S. history.
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