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This Week in Statehouse Action: Session Is Coming edition

Speaking of elections preceding 2021 redistricting … Masters of Coin: The 2019 election cycle’s first major finance reports are in in Virginia, and there’s plenty of good news for state Democrats. All 140 seats (100 House, 40 Senate) are up this year in the Old Dominion, and in the first …

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Mueller: Manafort briefed Russian political operative on key battleground state polling in 2016

  Thursday April 18, 2019 · 12:56 PM PDT 2019/04/18 · 12:56 Remember that August 2016 cigar-bar meeting between Trump campaign chair Paul Manafort, deputy campaign chair Rick Gates, and Russian political operative Konstantin Kilimnik? The original reporting about that meeting suggested that during that meeting Manafort briefed Kilimnik on internal Trump campaign polling—which was in …

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House Judiciary chairman: The subpoena is coming

House Judiciary Chair Jerry Nadler Campaign Action Amid a flurry of blacked-out pages in Robert Mueller’s redacted report, House Judiciary Chair Jerry Nadler said Thursday that he would subpoena the full unredacted document. “Because Congress requires this material in order to perform our constitutionally-mandated responsibilities, I will issue a subpoena for …

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Pelosi and Schumer call for Mueller to testify publicly after Barr's 'regrettably partisan' approach

Sen. Chuck Schumer and Speaker Nancy Pelosi Special counsel Robert Mueller must testify before Congress to “begin restoring public trust,” House Speaker Nancy Pelosi and Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer said in a statement hours before Attorney General William Barr launches the next phase of his cover-up. Due to Barr’s “regrettably partisan handling …

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Trump chief of staff Mick Mulvaney: the cancer within

The New York Times Magazine is out with an extremely deep dive by Nicholas Confessore into former Freedom Caucus maniac Mick Mulvaney’s rise to become the guy running the White House, and how the destruction of the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau was a key stop on that path. It’s the …

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ACLU slams Barr bond-denial decision as 'assault on the asylum system,' mulls legal action

Immigrants rights advocates are considering to challenge Attorney General William Barr’s unilateral decision to deny bond to some asylum-seekers in court, calling the move part of Donald Trump’s “assault on the asylum system. From the beginning it’s been, ‘Lock them up,'” said Judy Rabinovitz of the American Civil Liberties Union’s Immigrants’ Rights Project.  As …

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