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Laura Litvan
I cover the U.S. Senate and the 2020 elections for Bloomberg News in Washington. RTs = 👀 not 👍. E-mail: llitvan@bloomberg.net
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Even in NH, where the highest percentage of young people graduate from college owing money, Elizabeth Warren and Bernie Sanders might have a hard time selling their plans to cancel all student debts and make public university free. | per
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Nicole Gaouette Aug 17
White House moves forward with plan to cancel foreign aid, except for ⁦⁩ & ⁦⁦⁩ priorities, teeing up fight with Congress. ⁦⁩ reports. Foreign aid = less than 1% of the budget. ⁦
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Laura Litvan Aug 17
Effort included weighing an Education Dept guidance memo that would tell states they had the option of barring undocumented students from attending public schools from K-12. It was never issued. `The memo wasn’t issued because the secretary would never consider it:' Ed Dept spox
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Laura Litvan Aug 17
Trump senior adviser Stephen Miller was among top WH aides who sought a way to give states the power to block undocumented immigrant kids from enrolling in public schools, per &
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Laura Litvan Aug 12
Replying to @LauraLitvan
The 43 appellate court judges confirmed under Trump are the most of any president at this point -- and approach the 55 confirmed during Obama’s eight years in the White House. Trump-appointed judges now make up almost a quarter of the 179 full-time federal appeals court slots.
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Laura Litvan Aug 12
President Donald Trump & Mitch McConnell are reshaping federal courts at a blazing pace, w the Senate’s confirmation of 59 judges so far this year offering a bright spot for the GOP leader criticized for holding up action on just about everything else
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Laura Litvan Aug 11
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‘Anyone who pretends as if there’s nothing we can do is lying — and holding that view should be disqualifying for anyone seeking to lead our country’
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Laura Litvan Aug 11
‘We have to get these weapons of war off our streets,’ Joe Biden says in just-posted NYT op-ed. Opinion | Joe Biden: Banning Assault Weapons Works
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Laura Litvan Aug 9
House Homeland Security Chair Bennie Thompson writes ICE acting director to express `outrage' over raids yday in his home state of Mississippi that left local agencies scrambling to aid children whose parents were detained
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Laura Litvan Aug 9
El Paso, Texas (AP) -- Detective says El Paso shooting suspect confessed after surrendering and said he had been targeting Mexicans.
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Jennifer Jacobs Aug 9
Those invited to one of Trump’s fundraisers in Hamptons today include execs from K2 Advisers, General Atlantic, Harbor Group, Cantor Fitzgerald and Blackstone. Also cryptocurrency entrepreneur—and former “Mighty Ducks” child actor—Brock Pierce.
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Laura Litvan Aug 9
The twitter account for Senate Maj Leader Mitch McConnell's re-election committee, , is back in business
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Laura Litvan Aug 9
Posing next to the Iowa State Fair’s butter cow while holding a pork chop on a stick has long been a way for WH hopefuls to reach out to voters in the state. But 2020 contenders are also shadowed by staff who’ll leverage those images | per
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Laura Litvan Aug 9
Trump insists that he is ready to see gun control legislation that is `meaningful' and that it is time to go further than the modest changes after . `There's tremendous goodwill for meaningful background checks,' he tells reporters
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Laura Litvan Aug 8
McConnell Says Senate Will Weigh Background Checks in Gun Debate - Bloomberg
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Emma Kinery Aug 8
. rips into a man at the who claims he is misquoting Trump’s “very fine people” and the president did not call the Charlottesville marchers that
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Laura Litvan Aug 8
When is the last time a president publicly called for a weaker dollar?
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Laura Litvan Aug 8
`Cool customer' Mitch McConnell is facing protests and pressure on gun laws
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Laura Litvan Aug 8
NEW: Rep Gerry Connolly joins the call by House Dems to impeach President Trump `No individual should be above the law. No individual should act the way this president behaves without consequence. No administration should be allowed to disregard the constitution at their whim'
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Laura Litvan Aug 7
Washington (AP) -- Democrats file lawsuit to enforce subpoena against Don McGahn, a key figure in Mueller report who has refused to testify.
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