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Heidi Heitkamp challenges Trump on border security plan: Where is it?

“Heidi Heitkamp in an interview Thursday lashed President Trump on border security, charging that the administration has failed to produce an adequate blueprint for halting illegal crossings from Mexico” reports washingtonexaminer.com. Heitkamp said flatly that Trump’s plan to keep agriculture afloat during extended trade negotiations is wholly insufficient.I will admit a bias for law enforcement,” the senator added. “To criticize anyone in law enforcement for doing what they’re doing — doing their job as they’ve been told to do their job?. But we need to be smart about how we…

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U.S. senator says Russians have penetrated Florida election systems: Tampa Bay Times

“(Reuters) – Russian operatives have penetrated some of Florida’s election systems and could delete registered voters ahead of the November elections if the systems are not adequately protected, Florida U.S. Senator Bill Nelson told the Tampa Bay Times on Wednesday” writes Midwest Communications Inc for 95kqds.com. U.S. intelligence officials have said Russian election interference efforts are continuing and now target the Nov. 6 elections.Democrat Nelson and Republican Senator Marco Rubio of Florida wrote a letter last month to the state’s 67 county election supervisors about potential threats, the newspaper said.”We…

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Sen. Rand Paul invited Russian lawmakers to Washington

“Rand Paul said on Monday that American and Russian lawmakers need closer contact, noting that “our biggest problem right now is no dialogue.”” writes Ellen Cranley for businessinsider.com. A United States senator has met with Russian lawmakers in Moscow and invited them to visit the U.S. Sen.Paul added that Russian and U.S. lawmakers could also meet in a neutral country. Source: businessinsider.com Share This:

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Nevada senator’s health care views heat up re-election fight

“Polls show health care is a top issue for voters in Nevada and around the country this year” writes The Associated Press for seattletimes.com. Heller, considered the most vulnerable incumbent GOP senator, opposed measures to dismantle former President Barack Obama’s health care law before backing other versions that failed.Laura Packard, a Las Vegas political activist, said defending the health care law became personal for her when she was diagnosed last year with Hodgkin lymphoma.Heller has instead emphasized his efforts to improve health care for veterans in the state — a…

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Charles Koch, network send GOP a message: We’re happy to back Democrats who share our policy goals 

“Koch himself, in a rare briefing with reporters on Sunday, also distanced himself from the idea of solely backing Republican lawmakers” writes Patrick T for cnbc.com. “I know this is uncomfortable,” Seidel told a group of donors and at least two GOP lawmakers who were sitting in the crowd.Leaders of the political network financed by billionaire industrialist Charles Koch called on their top donors to back them in a new initiative: Supporting Democratic lawmakers on issues the organization believe reflect its priorities. Source: cnbc.com Share This:

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Trump says China is targeting U.S. farmers, being ‘vicious’

“WASHINGTON (Reuters) – U.S. President Donald Trump accused China on Wednesday of targeting American farmers in a “vicious” way and using them as leverage to get concessions on trade” writes Midwest Communications Inc for 95kqds.com. Republican Senator Lisa Murkowski of Alaska urged Trump on Twitter to “recognize that trade assistance is no substitute for trade itself.”.  Source: 95kqds.com Share This:

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More companies threaten to leave USA, GOP senator warns of ‘permanent damage’

“There is already permanent damage being done to U.S. and Wisconsin businesses because of the trade war” reports washingtonexaminer.com. In his letter he included the summaries of several companies hurt most by the trade war.As the Washington Examiner has reported, the impact of the trade war in Trump country could have a big impact on his supporters going into the fall congressional elections. Source: washingtonexaminer.com Share This:

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