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Another setback for Trump, this time on sanctuary cities

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Morning Headlines

New York Times: Trump’s tax plan: Low rate for corporations, and for companies like his Politico: Moderates chafe at Republican healthcare compromise The Hill: Michael Flynn’s troubles mount CNN  Politics: Trump’s first 100 days on the global stage NBC News: … Continue reading

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The way things look, Trump should threaten to campaign with caucus members who won’t support his agenda

The National Journal came out with a story last week suggesting Republican strategists are already trying to find ways for House Re­pub­lic­ans to minimize the damage President Trump is likely to do to their campaigns. More than a year and … Continue reading

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Trump is in no position to threaten Republicans with primary challenges

In an interview with Dana Bash on CNN yesterday, Rep. Mark Sanford (R-S.C.), a member of the conservative House Freedom Caucus, discussed threats President Trump made in the form of potentially supporting a primary challenger against him in 2018. The … Continue reading

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Quotable Quote: Sen. Sanders, your perfectionism is showing

After saying last week that he wasn’t sure Democratic candidate Jon Ossoff, running in the Georgia 6th congressional district special election, was a progressive, Sen. Sanders backtracked. Let me be very clear. It is imperative that Jon Ossoff be elected … Continue reading

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Snapshot of upcoming gubernatorial races

In the coming weeks I’ll be taking a look at some upcoming gubernatorial races, of which there are many – 38 this year and next. Larry Sabato’s Crystal Ball is calling 20 of the 38 as “competitive Toss-up or Leans … Continue reading

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The South Carolina 5th congressional special election. Do the Dems have a fighting chance?

As I wrote yesterday, there is going to be a special election in the South Carolina 5th congressional district to fill the seat left vacant when Mick Mulvaney stepped down to take on responsibilities as Trump’s budget director. Party primary … Continue reading

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Morning Headlines

Politico: Trump’s fake war on the fake news The Hill: Trump eyeing second Supreme Court seat Roll Call: Government shutdown prevention on Republicans, Democrats say  New York Times: Comey tried to shield the F.B.I. from politics. Then he shaped an … Continue reading

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How sports fans see Trump. Thought basketball would be lower

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Democratic State Senator Jennifer Wexton to challenge in the VA-10th

The Richmond Times-Dispatch reported yesterday that Democratic State Sen. Jennifer Wexton will challenge Republican Rep. Barbara Comstock for Comstock’s northern Virginia seat – the VA 10th. Democrats feel they have a reasonable chance of picking this one up in 2018 as … Continue reading

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