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Jones applauds Senate passage of HBCU funding – alreporter.com

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The U.S. House is set to take up a bipartisan bill approved by the Senate last week that would permanently restore funding for historically black colleges and universities and minority serving schools, but it’s less certain if the House will approve the bill in current form. 

Sen. Doug Jones, D-Alabama, spent months urging his colleagues to pass the bill, and led the push to solve the annual funding crisis for Historically black colleges and universities (HBCU’s). 

“This is wonderful news for students and faculty at minority-serving institutions across the country, including the…

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What you need to know about the effort to bring wolves back to Colorado – The Colorado Independent

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The last time Colorado was home to gray wolves was in the 1940s. Supporters of reintroducing the endangered species to Colorado are busy gathering signatures to put a measure on next November's ballot. (Public domain photo from the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service via Flickr: Creative Commons)
The last time Colorado was home to gray wolves was in the 1940s. Supporters of reintroducing the endangered species to Colorado are busy gathering signatures to put a measure on next November’s ballot. (Public domain photo from the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service via Flickr: Creative Commons)

Editor’s note: This story originally was published on Nov. 17, 2019. On Tuesday, Dec. 10, the Rocky Mountain Wolf Action Fund submitted to the Colorado Secretary of State’s Office what it said are more than 200,000 signatures to the to place restoration of wolves on Colorado’s…

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Complaint alleges Peters solicited campaign ads from dark money group – MLive.com

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A complaint filed last week with the Federal Election Commission against U.S. Sen. Gary Peters, D-Bloomfield Township, highlights how legal loopholes allow candidates to spread their message through political action committees.

The Foundation for Accountability and Civic Trust (FACT) claims Peters’ campaign committee published talking points, stock photos and b-roll video to his campaign website to help outside organizations create positive ads for him. Its complaint alleges VoteVets.Org Action Fund, a political action committee that spent $1.45 million on pro-Peters ads so far this…

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I-TEAM: GAO report shows much work to be done for private military housing – WRDW-TV

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Tuesday, Dec. 10, 2019
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AUGUSTA, GA (WRDW/WAGT) – We have an update on an I-Team investigation into military housing.

Since we started digging into problems at Fort Gordon, the issue has gone up the chain of command at installations across the country.

We got our hands on a preliminary report from the Government Accountability Office.

The final report should be out in early 2020, but if this is any indication, there is much…

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Michigan Congressional delegation applauds deal to finalize USMCA – MLive.com

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Michigan’s representatives in Congress are optimistic about the prospect of a breakthrough in bipartisan support for the Trump administration’s United States-Mexico-Canada Agreement.

House Speaker Nancy Pelosi on Tuesday announced a vote will be held on the revised North American free trade pact by the end of the year, delivering President Donald Trump a victory on one of his top campaign promises the same day Democrats levied two impeachment charges against him. Republican members of Michigan’s House delegation celebrated the news, while Democrats expressed cautious hope that the…

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Daily on Energy, presented by Renew Biodiesel: Dispatch from Madrid — not much progress through first week – Washington Examiner

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NOT GREAT, BOB! That iconic “Mad Men” meme is about how we’d expect negotiators at the United Nations climate conference in Madrid to respond when asked how talks are going.

The world’s negotiators didn’t make much progress in their first week of talks to hammer out the remaining key issues for implementing the Paris climate deal. That leaves…

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84 current members of Congress cast a vote in Clinton’s impeachment — most opposed it – The Washington Post

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In total, there are 84 current members of the House and Senate who cast ballots on either Clinton’s impeachment or on his possible removal in the Senate. Most of those veterans of the Clinton impeachment are Democrats, and, therefore, most opposed the articles of impeachment or removal.

There are 41 sitting Democratic members of the House who voted against all four articles targeting Clinton. Another six Democrats who are now senators then served in the House, where they voted against all four articles. One current House Republican, Rep. Peter T. King (N.Y.), voted against the four…

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PFAS provisions included in new national defense bill – Michigan Radio

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Congress has reached a final agreement on the annual national defense bill, the National Defense Authorization Act. This year’s bill includes a number of provisions to regulate the chemical family PFAS.

Provisions to regulate PFAS include the following:

  • A plan to phase out firefighting foams that use PFAS on military bases. By 2023, the Department of Defense will no longer procure any of these chemicals, and they will be completely phased out of use by 2024. A more immediate provision prohibits military bases from using these kinds of foams in…

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Arizona Democrats go to court to gain top ballot listing – Your Valley

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By Peter Gong and Kyla Wilcher, Cronkite News

PHOENIX — Democrats allege the design of Arizona ballots puts their candidates at an unconstitutional disadvantage, according to a lawsuit filed last month against Arizona’s Secretary of State.

The suit takes issue with ballots in partisan races that routinely list Republican candidates before Democrats, and it recommends rotating ballot order to ensure no candidate has an advantage.

Arizona law dictates that each county’s ballot order be determined according to the votes cast for governor…

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Clayton: I Expect SEC To Pave The Way To Let Less Wealthy Investors Put Money In Private Funds Soon – Forbes

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Securities and Exchange Commission Chairman Jay Clayton says today he is expecting the five-member Commission to pave the way in the near future to let less wealthy individual investors put their money into private funds.

Speaking to the Senate Banking Committee today, he said there is a need to recognize a number of savvy people may not meet the SEC’s “accredited investor” wealth threshold to invest in hedge funds and other private equity.

He acknowledged there are risks in the private markets not in public markets.

At the start of the hearing, Banking Committee Chair Idaho Republican…

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Harris, Colleagues Introduce Resolution Cosponsored by All 25 Women Senators Honoring First All-Female Spacewalk – YubaNet

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WASHINGTON, D.C. December 10, 2019 – U.S. Senator Kamala D. Harris (D-CA) on Monday joined Senators Debbie Stabenow (D-MI) and Susan Collins (R-ME), along with all 22 of their female colleagues, in introducing a resolution congratulating astronauts Dr. Jessica U. Meir and Christina H. Koch for the historic accomplishment of completing the first all-female spacewalk. The bipartisan resolution also supports the National Aeronautics and Space Administration’s (NASA) efforts to fully integrate women into the astronaut corps and ensure that one of the next humans to walk on the moon will…

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Ballot Initiative Reveals Division Over How Colorado Democrats Talk About Abortion – Rewire.News

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The top two Democrats vying to take on U.S. Sen. Cory Gardner (R-CO) in next year’s election have offered varying responses to questions about their support for later abortion care, which Colorado anti-choice activists are trying to ban.

Dan Caplis, the host of a right-wing radio show in Colorado, has asked both…

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Joe Biden says he would consider picking Elizabeth Warren as his running mate – Salon
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Joe Biden says he would consider picking Elizabeth Warren as his running mate – Salon

Former Vice President Joe Biden said Sunday that he would consider choosing Sen. Elizabeth Warren, D-Mass., as his running mate, though he clarified that it would be presumptuous of him to discuss potential picks in advance of securing the Democratic Party’s presidential nomination. “I’d add Senator Warren to my list. I’d add all — But she’s going to be very angry at my having said that. The question is: 'Would she add me to her list?'” Biden asked Axios’ Mike Allen on Sunday.
North Carolina Sen. Thom Tillis says he’s a ‘definite no’ vote on Trump impeachment – The State
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North Carolina Sen. Thom Tillis says he’s a ‘definite no’ vote on Trump impeachment – The State

U.S. Sen. Thom Tillis cemented his support for President Donald Trump amid impeachment proceedings as the incumbent Republican senator filed to run for a second term. Trump is accused of withholding aid to Ukraine contingent on the country investigating Trump’s presidential rival, former Vice President Joe Biden. U.S. House Speaker Nancy Pelosi formally called for articles of impeachment last week. If the House adopts articles of impeachment, they would then go to the Senate for a trial. The Republican-controlled Senate would have to vote with a two-thirds majority to convict the president and remove him from office.
Peters, Stabenow sign letter telling Trump to fire Stephen Miller – Michigan Advance
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Peters, Stabenow sign letter telling Trump to fire Stephen Miller – Michigan Advance

oth of Michigan’s Democratic U.S. senators joined 26 of their colleagues on Monday demanding that President Donald Trump fire White House immigration adviser Stephen Miller. As the Advance reported last month, U.S. Sens. Debbie Stabenow (D-Lansing) and Gary Peters (D-Bloomfield Twp.) called for Miller to resign. U.S. Sen. Kamala Harris (D-Calif.), who dropped out of the presidential race last week, led this letter formally asking Trump to remove him.
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Tommy Tuberville: God sent Donald Trump – Montgomery Advertiser

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Tommy Tuberville’s speech to the Alabama Farmers Federation on Monday evening sounded biblical — both in its invocation of hope and doom and in its speaker’s identification of divine choices. 

“I do believe today that God sent Donald Trump to us,” the Republican Senate candidate and former Auburn football coach said at the annual meeting of the group. “He’s the only thing standing between socialism in this country. We can’t let that happen. We cannot let it happen.”

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Senators grill military chiefs over private housing ‘slumlords’ on bases – Fairfield Sun Times

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WASHINGTON – Lawmakers grilled military branch heads Tuesday over poor living conditions in military housing complexes managed by private companies – firms that Sen. Martha McSally, R-Ariz., compared to “slumlords.”

She was not the only one on the Senate Armed Services Committee upset by a Government Accountability Office report that detailed weak oversight of the 14 companies running housing complexes across the U.S. on military bases.

The GAO report said unreliable and potentially misleading data, discrepancies in enforcement and a lack of advocates…

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Jamaican-born professor confirmed as US District Court judge – Jamaica Observer

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Jamaican-born professor confirmed as US District Court judge

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NORTH CAROLINA, United States (AP) — The nation’s longest federal court vacancy ended last Thursday after nearly 14 years of foot-dragging and politics as the US Senate confirmed a Jamaican-born university professor to a North Carolina trial court seat in a bipartisan vote.

The chamber…

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Klobuchar, Smith announce $1.75M grant for Great Lakes restoration – Brainerd Dispatch

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Sens. Amy Klobuchar, D-Minn., and Tina Smith, D-Minn., announced Monday, Dec. 9, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency awarded the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources a $1.75 million supplemental Great Lakes Restoration Initiative grant to continue restoration efforts in the St. Louis River estuary area of concern in Lake Superior.

This supplemental grant brings the total restoration initiative investment in the project to $7.77 million and represents a larger effort to restore and protect the Great Lakes, a news release…

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Red State Senate Democrats Not Yet Convinced They Will Vote to Convict Trump on Articles of Impeachment – Breitbart
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Red State Senate Democrats Not Yet Convinced They Will Vote to Convict Trump on Articles of Impeachment – Breitbart

If the House of Representatives does end up passing Articles of Impeachment against President Donald Trump, setting up a U.S. Senate trial, there is no guarantee that Democrats in the Senate will be unified behind convicting President Trump in the upper chamber of Congress. A spokeswoman for Sen. Joe Manchin (D-WV) told Breitbart News on Monday that the red state Democrat has not yet made up his mind on whether he would vote to convict Trump in the Senate. “He hasn’t made up his mind and he’s waiting on the articles to come to the Senate,”
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Report: Return of Medical Device Excise Tax Would Cripple Innovation – Watertown Public Opinion

The medical device excise tax, which has been suspended since 2016, will return in 2020 baring action from Congress between now and the end of the year. To ascertain the real impact of the tax, the Medical Alley Association took a survey of its members that will be affected by the tax’s return to find out what steps they will be taking to mitigate its impact. Though the ways the tax will impact businesses fall in line with expectations, the near unanimity of the results was quite surprising:
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Democrats go to court to gain top listing on Arizona ballots – Cronkite News

Democrats allege the design of Arizona ballots puts their candidates at an unconstitutional disadvantage, according to a lawsuit filed last month against Arizona’s Secretary of State. The suit takes issue with ballots in partisan races that routinely list Republican candidates before Democrats, and it recommends rotating ballot order to ensure no candidate has an advantage.
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Georgia’s new senator: A political novice with deep pockets – Santa Fe New Mexican

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ATLANTA — At a black-tie gala for Georgia 4-H in August, finance executive Kelly Loeffler told the crowd of farmers, instructors and students how she got her start — tending soybeans and corn and caring for cattle on her family’s farm in rural Illinois.

“Whether it’s memories of working with my dad in the feed lot with our cattle or sewing and baking with my mom, these are things, priceless memories, that have also helped me in the business world,” Loeffler said.

That night, the youth service organization announced a $200,000 donation from Loeffler to help…

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Peters introduces bill to combat spread of opioids through mail – HollandSentinel.com

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WASHINGTON — U.S. Sens. Gary Peters, D-Michigan, and Mitt Romney, R-Utah, introduced a bill in the Senate this week that would direct the U.S. Postal Service to create plans to combat drugs being distributed by its services.

The U.S. Postal Service Opioid and Illicit Drug Strategy Act was introduced in the Senate on Wednesday, Dec. 4.

The bill would require USPS to develop and publish a comprehensive organizational strategy to combat the use of…

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North Carolina ratings changes offer a taste of redistricting to come – Roll Call

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Ten years is long enough to forget the chaos of covering campaigns during redistricting. But North Carolina, bless its heart, was kind enough to offer us an early taste of the upcoming craziness of a redistricting cycle.

First, new congressional lines can put new pressure on members.

One day GOP Rep. Mark Walker was coasting to reelection in North Carolina’s 6th District, where Donald Trump received 56 percent of the vote. The next day, the congressman found himself in a district Hillary Clinton carried with 59 percent, according to Daily Kos Elections.

It’s a good example of how quickly…

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Sen. Tillis: “I’m very confident” winning possible primary – Hartford Courant

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U.S. Sen. Thom Tillis said on Monday he’s “very confident” that he’ll win any Republican primary he may be in — a reference to a North Carolina GOP congressman mulling an 11th-hour statewide challenge of him due to recently redrawn House maps.

Speaking to reporters after filing candidate paperwork at the State Board of Elections, Tillis said he hasn’t spoken to U.S. Rep. Mark Walker specifically about Walker’s immediate political future.

A Walker spokesman said last week that the Greensboro Republican may challenge Tillis for the party’s Senate nomination or one of two GOP House…

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Senate passes bill to award WWII Army unit Merrill’s Marauders with Congressional Gold Medal – WMUR Manchester

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Senate passes bill to award WWII Army unit Merrill’s Marauders with Congressional Gold Medal

Merrill became NH highway commissioner after retirement from military


The U.S. Senate has passed legislation to award the Congressional Gold Medal to an Army unit known as Merrill’s Marauders that fought Japanese forces in Burma during World War II.>> Download the FREE WMUR app The name given to the 5307th Composite Unit refers to its…

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Doug Jones: Make Alabama safer for children and families – Montgomery Advertiser

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Doug Jones, Special to the Advertiser
Published 11:30 a.m. CT Dec. 9, 2019

It’s been a little over a month since we learned about the death of Kamille “Cupcake” McKinney in Birmingham. That kind of violence against a beautiful child of God is just beyond comprehension. And in the weeks since, we’ve seen the tragic murders of Aniah Blanchard in Auburn and Megan Montgomery in Mountain Brook. And just this past week, a pregnant mother named Lavon McCreary and her unborn child were murdered in a…

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Sen. Tillis: ‘I’m very confident’ of winning possible primary – Mooresville Tribune

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RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — U.S. Sen. Thom Tillis said on Monday he’s “very confident” that he’ll win any Republican primary he may be in — a reference to a North Carolina GOP congressman mulling an 11th-hour statewide challenge of him due to recently redrawn House maps.

Speaking to reporters after filing candidate paperwork at the State Board of Elections, Tillis said he hasn’t spoken to U.S. Rep. Mark Walker specifically about Walker’s immediate political future.

A Walker spokesman said last week that the Greensboro Republican may challenge Tillis…

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Schiff’s report is 100% empty when it comes to evidence – New York Post
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Schiff’s report is 100% empty when it comes to evidence – New York Post

House Democrats are stampeding to impeach President Trump without evidence of any crime. On Monday, Dems will make their case based on Intelligence Committee Chairman Adam Schiff’s impeachment report. It claims to present “stark evidence of misconduct.” In reality, the report plays tricks to frame Trump and damage his re-electability, while bending over backward to inoculate Joe Biden from accusations of foreign scandal. This isn’t a fact-finding report. It’s a Democratic campaign plan. Democrats can’t undo 2016, but they are determined to rig 2020.
Farmers’ Despair Pushes States to Act – The Pew Charitable Trusts
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Farmers’ Despair Pushes States to Act – The Pew Charitable Trusts

On most days, therapist Becky Kopp-Dunham counsels farmers and other clients across 10 North Dakota towns from her home office on a crop and cattle farm in Morehead, Minnesota.  With a reliable internet connection and videoconferencing service, Kopp-Dunham can inform and treat patients in rural and remote places. “I’m a hands-on therapist, so I do a lot of art and games and music and movement, and I thought, ‘How am I going to be able to pull this off? We’re just on a screen. But I’ll try it,’” Kopp-Dunham said.
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New Poll Shows Pete Buttigieg and Joe Biden Tied With Donald Trump in Traditionally Republican Arizona – Newsweek

Two Democratic 2020 candidates, South Bend, Indiana Mayor Pete Buttigieg and former Vice President Joe Biden, are both in a dead heat with President Donald Trump in the traditionally Republican state of Arizona, a new poll shows. The latest hypothetical general election matchup poll for December 2019 released on Monday shows Biden with 44 percent of support among overall voters compared to Trump's 45 percent, while Buttigieg is at 43 percent to Trump's 45 percent in a head-to-head matchup.
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Sen. Collins’ staff shared constituent information to smear a high school critic – mainebeacon.com

It appears Sen. Susan Collins’s staff released constituent information about a school trip to D.C. to a far-right former representative as part of an effort to falsely smear a Maine high school senior who was critical of Collins. On Nov. 14, Camden student Pearl Benjamin penned a column in The Camden Herald calling out the newspaper’s owner, local media mogul Reade Brower, for his strangely naive defense of Sen. Collins “the person.”
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AGENDA: Lawmakers look to clinch deal on spending, taxes, miners – E&E News

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Congressional negotiators met throughout the weekend hoping to strike a year-end spending deal, with energy tax breaks and relief for retired coal miners on the line.

Appropriations subcommittees handed off their bills to committee leaders on Friday afternoon with a goal of having them resolve any final sticking points.

Rep. Betty McCollum (D-Minn.), chairwoman of the House Interior and Environment Appropriations Subcommittee, said Friday her panel had narrowed the outstanding issues and saw an accord within reach.

“I am forever optimistic we can have more of our potential issues…

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Reporter’s Notebook: House votes on impeachment articles would be monumental decisions – Fox News

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There are important roll call votes on Capitol Hill — but votes on articles of impeachment against President Trump would be monumental.

Think about votes cast in 2009 and and 2010 for or against ObamaCare. A failed effort to undo ObamaCare in 2017. Votes in 2008 to salvage the economy with the Troubled Asset Relief Program (TARP). Votes last Congress on tax reform. Various votes to fund the government and hike the debt ceiling. And, in the Senate, votes to confirm Supreme Court Justices Neil Gorsuch and Brett Kavanaugh.

News organizations and political firms have traved…

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Political fights for 2020 begin to emerge after first week of filing – Carolina Public Press

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Buncombe County voters wait in line to cast primary ballots outside Leicester Elementary School on March 15, 2016. Candidate filing for the 2020 primary elections in North Carolina has been open since Dec. 2 and will end at noon Dec. 20. Colby Rabon / Carolina Public Press

With legal challenges to the state’s congressional and legislative maps closed, candidate filing for North Carolina’s 2020 election cycle opened last week, setting in motion what promises to be a contentious year of campaigns up and down the ballot.

The three-week filing period opened Dec. 2, after an unusually quick…

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The GOP impeachment wall: Why Republicans won’t walk away from Trump – NBCNews.com

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WASHINGTON — Late in the afternoon of Aug. 7, 1974, Republican leaders in Congress traveled up Pennsylvania Avenue to the White House to deliver a stark message to Richard Nixon: His presidency was over.

The public had turned on Nixon as evidence emerged about his role in the Watergate scandal and the bottom fell out once his own party abandoned him.

“None of us doubted the outcome. He would resign,” conservative Sen. Barry Goldwater later wrote of the meeting in his memoir. Two days later, Nixon stepped down.

Today, as Democrats in the House of Representatives move toward bringing articles…

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INSIGHTS: John Hickenlooper, I’ve got some advice – coloradopolitics.com

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Has anybody seen Cardboard Cory? I keep expecting to spot his flat face on a milk carton.

Democratic operatives rebooted the cutout that was a social media hit for, like, 10 minutes in 2017 and took him on tour again last summer. The message was to say incumbent U.S. Sen. Cory Gardner hasn’t held what they considered a fitting town hall event.

At such events, of course, progressive activists would organize protests and make the incumbent look bad on the evening news. This proposition of democracy translates into Gardner providing the stage for the…

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Michigan farmers, lawmakers seek tariffs on Turkish cherries – WXYZ

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DETROIT (AP) — Michigan farmers and lawmakers want the federal government to impose a hefty tariff on dried tart cherries imported from Turkey, arguing that a subsidy on the fruit is impeding American farmers’ ability to compete.

Cherry companies from Michigan and Utah on Tuesday asked the U.S. Commerce Department and International Trade Commission for a nearly 650% in tariff hikes on tart cherries imported from Turkey. The petition request would increase the price of $1 worth of cherries to $6.48.

U.S. Sen. Gary Peters from Michigan also backed the petition.

“Michigan produces more than…

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Gardner reacts to new North Korea tests, Trump tweets – coloradopolitics.com

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President Trump said his relationship with the so-called “Little Rocket Man” was in peril Sunday over new missile testing, but Colorado’s Hawkish U.S. Sen. Cory Gardner spoke up louder about North Korea’s nuclear powers.

Gardner, who sits on the Senate Foreign Relations Committee and chairs its subcommittee on East Asia and the Pacific, has clashed with Kim Jong Un for years, and on Sunday called him a “maniac.”

Despite ongoing denuclearization talks with President Donald Trump, North Korea announced Sunday it carried out a “very important test” at a…

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Lansing one of 4 cities nationwide to host rising drug cost town hall – WILX-TV

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LANSING, Mich. (WILX) — Lansing is one of four cities that will host a town hall on the rising cost of drug prices.

The event happens Monday and is co-sponsored by AARP.

“Don’t Cut Pills, Cut Profits” is expected to not only tackle the cost but also give people a chance to talk to elected officials. Among those scheduled to be at Monday morning’s meeting include U.S. Representative Debbie Dingell, U.S. Senators Debbie Stabenow and Gary Peters, and others.

The event is happening at the…

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Unveiling new report on prescription drug costs, shortages, Sen. Gary Peters calls for more comprehensive approach – The Oakland Press

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U.S. Sen. Gary Peters (D-Michigan) released a new report on prescription drug costs and shortages during a trip to Pontiac’s St. Joseph Mercy Oakland Hospital on Friday, Dec. 6.

The report details findings from a recent investigation into the cost and U.S. supply chain of prescription drugs, as well as national security concerns surrounding foreign drug manufacturers. Peters is a ranking member of the Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee.

“We need a comprehensive approach to drug shortages and the increasing prices of prescription…

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GOP set for all-out battle over Michigan Senate seat | TheHill – The Hill
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GOP set for all-out battle over Michigan Senate seat | TheHill – The Hill

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Michigan is headed for a hotly contested Senate race next year as Sen. Gary Peters (D) faces off against Republican John James, a 38-year-old African American military veteran who’s widely seen as a rising star within the GOP.

The Senate race will take place in a crucial battleground state that will be heavily fought-over in the 2020 presidential election after President Trump narrowly edged out Hillary Clinton in the previous contest.

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Trey Gowdy blasts Lisa Page: ‘The word “loathsome” really doesn’t need to be put in context’ – Fox News
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Trey Gowdy blasts Lisa Page: ‘The word “loathsome” really doesn’t need to be put in context’ – Fox News

New York’s most vulnerable Democrat — freshman Congressman Max Rose — joined the legions of Republicans criticizing the state’s criminal justice reforms Monday, blasting the measures as going “too far, too fast.” “We can and we must ensure our justice system is fair and maintains our public safety — but the fact is with the bail and discovery reforms Albany went too far, too fast,” Rose said in a statement. Former House Oversight Committee Chairman Trey Gowdy responded Monday to former FBI attorney Lisa Page after she broke her silence in an interview with The Daily Beast. "When she says things need to be put in context, the word 'loathsome' really doesn't need to be put in context," Gowdy said on "The Story with Martha MacCallum." "And when you say somebody will be a national security disaster, that doesn't need to be put in context."
Roberts seems to hold key to first Supreme Court case over gun rights in 9 years – WJLA
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Roberts seems to hold key to first Supreme Court case over gun rights in 9 years – WJLA

Chief Justice John Roberts appeared Monday to be the key vote in whether the Supreme Court considers expanding gun rights or sidesteps its first case on the issue in nearly 10 years. The court’s dismissal of the case would be a disappointment to gun-rights advocates and a huge relief to gun-control groups. Both sides thought a conservative Supreme Court majority fortified by two appointees of President Donald Trump, Justices Neil Gorsuch and Brett Kavanaugh, might use the case to expand on landmark decisions from a decade ago that established a right to keep a gun at home for self-defense. The arguments dealt with a dispute over New York City restrictions on taking licensed, locked and unloaded guns outside the city limits. New York has dropped its transport ban, but only after the high court decided in January to hear the case.