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Trump Ordered Lawyer Michael Cohen to Lie to Congress
Trump Ordered Lawyer Michael Cohen to Lie to Congress
January 18, 2019
by TWN

President Donald Trump told his attorney Michael Cohen to lie to Congress about his efforts during the 2016 campaign to move forward on a Moscow hotel tower project, BuzzFeed News reported Thursday. Read More

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Congress

Graham Sets Conciliatory Tone at AG Hearing Congress
Graham Sets Conciliatory Tone at AG Hearing
January 16, 2019
by TWN

Sen. Lindsey Graham showed off his two political sides Tuesday morning as he presided over the start of a highly anticipated hearing to confirm Attorney General nominee William Barr: His conciliatory instincts — and his commitment to defending President Donald Trump. Read More

2020 Elections

Kirsten Gillibrand Enters Presidential Race Featuring Record Number of Women 2020 Elections
Kirsten Gillibrand Enters Presidential Race Featuring Record Number of Women
January 16, 2019
by TWN

Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand, D-N.Y., a central figure in the Democratic Party’s debate about the #MeToo movement, is joining a 2020 presidential primary contest that features a record number of women in the wake of the midterm election tidal wave of female candidates. Read More

In The News

Trump Citizenship Question on 2020 Census Blocked by Court In The News
Trump Citizenship Question on 2020 Census Blocked by Court
January 16, 2019
by TWN

A federal judge blocked the Trump administration’s plan to put a question about citizenship on the 2020 census, which will help determine U.S. elections, congressional seats and federal funding decisions for a decade. Read More

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Beto, Bernie and Biden Keep Iowa Democrats in Suspense 2020 Elections
Beto, Bernie and Biden Keep Iowa Democrats in Suspense
January 17, 2019
by TWN

Iowa Democrats are bracing for a wide-open 2020 presidential race that will spread millions of dollars across the state, but uncertainty about the plans of a few potential top-tier candidates has put many political operatives in a state of suspension. Read More

The Government Shutdown: Stories from the States In The States
The Government Shutdown: Stories from the States
January 16, 2019
by TWN Staff

If there is one thing that has become clear over the past few days, it’s that people across the United States are being impacted in real and painful ways by the protracted government shutdown. With no end in... Read More

Energy and Commerce Committee Elect Roster Congress
Energy and Commerce Committee Elect Roster
January 16, 2019
by TWN Staff

Below is the full Democratic majority roster for the six Energy and Commerce subcommittees in the 116th Congress. Republican minority subcommittee rosters will be announced at a later date.  Read More

Ongoing Shutdown Ripples through Aviation Economy Transportation
Ongoing Shutdown Ripples through Aviation Economy
January 15, 2019
by TWN Staff

Last week, the National Air Traffic Controllers Association (NATCA) and federal employees including air traffic controllers and other aviation workforce personnel sent a letter to President Trump calling for an immediate... Read More

Laura Kelly Sworn In as Kansas Governor, Promising a New Chapter After Partisan Fights Kansas
Laura Kelly Sworn In as Kansas Governor, Promising a New Chapter After Partisan Fights
January 15, 2019
by TWN

Laura Jeanne Kelly became the 48th governor of Kansas on Monday, promising a new chapter for the state based on compromise. Kelly’s inauguration places the governor’s office back in the hands of Democrats after eight years... Read More

Barr Vows to Protect Mueller’s Russia Inquiry — As Trump Denies Being Russian Agent Justice Department
Barr Vows to Protect Mueller’s Russia Inquiry — As Trump Denies Being Russian Agent
January 15, 2019
by TWN

William Barr, President Donald Trump’s nominee for attorney general, promised Monday to permit special counsel Robert S. Mueller III to “complete his investigation” into Russia’s meddling in the 2016 campaign and... Read More

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