Politics

Mike Braun projected to face Joe Donnelly

Braun brushed off attacks about voting in Democratic primaries until 2012, saying he did so to “weigh in” on local races in a blue area along with also also did not vote for Democrats in state or national elections. He also faced fresh criticism recently as an Associated Press investigation found his business record may not match his campaign rhetoric. ...

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West Virginia Senate primary results: Don Blankenship concedes

Republican leaders have avoided their worst fear in West Virginia. Trailing his two rivals Tuesday night, ex-convict Don Blankenship conceded inside West Virginia Republican Senate primary. State Attorney General Patrick Morrisey can be projected to beat Rep. Evan Jenkins for the nomination, according to NBC News. Blankenship’s defeat allows Republicans to feel confident about their ability to flip a seat ...

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If Trump leaves the Iran nuclear deal, here’s what comes next

Analysts expect renewed sanctions to take as many as 500,000 barrels a day off the market, about one-third the impact of sanctions under Obama. They say China can be unlikely to comply with sanctions, in addition to additional big buyers of Iran’s oil, including India in addition to Turkey, could push back, too. inside the least disruptive scenario imaginable, Trump ...

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Nancy Pelosi shrugs off Trump impeachment ahead of midterm elections

Getty Images House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) speaks to the media during her weekly news conference, on Capitol Hill March 23, 2017 in Washington, DC. House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi has no current interest in pushing for President Donald Trump’s impeachment, calling This kind of a “distraction” via economic issues her party wants to highlight ahead of the 2018 ...

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Blankenship, others run Trump playbook

Tom Williams | CQ Roll Call | Getty Images Sen. Joe Donnelly, D-Ind. Republicans, by contrast, have endured a bitter contest pitting wealthy business executive Mike Braun against two House members, Luke Messer in addition to also Todd Rokita. Tuesday’s winner faces a challenge in uniting the GOP base against Donnelly in November. Superior party unity has even given Democrats ...

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Judge in Paul Manafort case criticizes Robert Mueller probe

A federal judge Friday accused special counsel Robert Mueller’s team of using criminal charges to squeeze former Trump campaign chief Paul Manafort to get his help in possibly either prosecuting or impeaching President Donald Trump, multiple reports said. The judge also strongly suggested which Mueller exceeded the scope of his special counsel office’s authorization by charging Manafort with crimes which ...

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Voters have become numb to each fresh Trump scandal

In a Quinnipiac University poll last month, six in 10 Americans said they believed Trump had an affair with Daniels along with knew about the hush money. nevertheless seven in 10 said the item wasn’t important. Quinnipiac has measured views of Trump’s honesty since his term began. The proportion of Americans who consider him dishonest has never fallen below 54 ...

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Trump targets Tester, Nelson, Casey in 2018 midterm election attack

He slammed Sen. Jon Tester, D-Mont., who will run which year in a state Trump won by about 20 points. Tester, as the ranking member on the Senate Veterans Affairs Committee, had a role in going public with workplace misconduct allegations against the president’s pick to lead the Department of Veterans Affairs, White House physician Ronny Jackson. Though he denied ...

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