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      Day 365: The 11th hour.


      Friday, January 19, 2018

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      1/ The Senate is heading toward a showdown vote on spending legislation to keep the government open past midnight.

      2/ Trump invited Chuck Schumer to the White House to discuss a deal.

      3/ Trump canceled his trip to Mar-a-Lago in hopes that lawmakers will avoid a shutdown.

      4/ House Republicans are threatening to head home for the weekend.

      5/ The Supreme Court will...


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      Day 364: Irresponsible.


      Thursday, January 18, 2018

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      1/ Trump will back short-term funding legislation after causing confusion on Twitter.

      2/ In the event of a shutdown, Mitch McConnell plans to keep the Senate in session and stage a series of votes.

      3/ Trump contradicted John Kelly's statements about the proposed border wall.

      4/ The Trump administration is finalizing its infrastructure plan.

      5/ Ty Cobb said...


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      Day 363: Gag order.


      Wednesday, January 17, 2018

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      1/ Trump accused Russia of helping North Korea evade sanctions.

      2/ The Pentagon wants to allow nuclear retaliation in response to cyberattacks against the United States.

      3/ Steve Bannon cited executive privilege and refused to answer questions from the House Intelligence Committee yesterday.

      4/ Bannon didn't respond to House Intelligence Committee questions because...


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      Day 362: Subpoenaed.


      Tuesday, January 16, 2018

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      1/ Steve Bannon was subpoenaed to testify in front of a grand jury as part of Mueller's Russia probe.

      2/ Bannon met with the House Intelligence Committee this morning behind closed-doors.

      3/ The government could shutdown if lawmakers can't agree on a spending bill by Friday.

      4/ Trump preemptively blamed democrats for a shutdown.

      5/ Senate Democrats have 50 votes...


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      Day 358: Racist.


      Friday, January 12, 2018

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      1/ Trump vaguely denied calling Haiti a "shithole country."

      2/ Senator Richard Durbin contradicted Trump, saying the comments were "hate-filled, vile and racist."

      3/ The United Nations human rights office called Trump's comments "shocking," "shameful," and "no other word for this but racist."

      4/ Don Lemon: "The president of the United States is racist."

      5/...


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      Day 357: To surveil and abuse.


      Thursday, January 11, 2018

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      1/ The Trump administration will let states require people to work for Medicaid.

      2/ The House reauthorized the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act.

      3/ Trump sent a series of confusing tweets about his position on the bill after a Fox News analyst appealed directly to Trump on-air, urging him to oppose the bill.

      4/ Democrats plan to invite sexual assault victims to...


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      Day 356: A flawed legal premise.


      Wednesday, January 10, 2018

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      1/ A federal judge blocked the Trump administration's attempt to end DACA.

      2/ Trump declined to commit to an interview with Robert Mueller when asked at a news conference today.

      3/ Trump's personal attorney filed lawsuits against Fusion GPS and Buzzfeed over the Steele dossier.

      4/ A panel of federal judges ruled that North Carolina's congressional map was...


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      Day 355: Sunk.


      Tuesday, January 9, 2018

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      1/ Trump's secretaries of state and defense are trying to convince him not to conduct a "bloody nose" attack against North Korea.

      2/ Dianne Feinstein released the full transcript of Fusion GPS co-founder Glenn Simpson's testimony to the Senate Judiciary Committee.

      3/ Robert Mueller could interview Trump in the next few weeks on a limited set of questions.

      4/ White House...


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      Day 354: Executive time.


      Monday, January 8, 2018

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      1/ Trump's legal team anticipates that Special Counsel Robert Mueller will ask to interview Trump as part of the Russia probe.

      2/ Trump requires more "executive time" to watch TV, make phone calls, and tweet than he did in the early days of his presidency.

      3/ Jake Tapper abruptly ended an interview with White House adviser Stephen Miller on CNN's State of the Union on...


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      Day 351: Possible obstruction.


      Friday, January 5, 2018

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      1/ Trump ordered the White House's top lawyer to stop Jeff Sessions from recusing himself from the Russia investigation.

      2/ Paul Ryan supported House Intelligence Committee chairman Devin Nunes' threat to hold officials at Justice and the FBI in contempt of Congress.

      3/ Republican senators recommended possible criminal charges for the author of the Trump-Russia...


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