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Burgess Everett
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Burgess Everett Feb 15
It’s been real real for the past six months: Cancelled August recess, Kavanaugh, midterms and the shutdown. But it’s time for a break. I’ll be back when the Senate is...
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Nolan D. McCaskill Feb 15
Schumer on Trump: “He’s not a great negotiator. He’s a bully. And that’s what the real estate people will tell you in New York. ... He knows he can’t push me around.” via and
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Sarah Ferris Feb 14
A little news from earlier: WH is telling Republicans it will take $3.5B in military construction funds under emergency powers. Looking at total of $8 billion. via for Android
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Heather Caygle Feb 14
Republicans’ win on the House floor yesterday was just the latest in a weeks-long effort to troll Democrats. The GOP strategy has caused LOTS of heartburn in the Dem caucus in recent weeks, dividing top leaders and pitting freshmen against each other
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Burgess Everett Feb 14
I feel like there's going to be a lot of burnishing going in the Democratic primary
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Burgess Everett Feb 14
Replying to @AnthonyAdragna
I'd recognize that sliver of a visible face anywhere
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Burgess Everett Feb 14
Sen. Shelby talking to me and . Suddenly shows up: "Dang, he shows up at the right time. It's GPS"
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Burgess Everett Feb 14
Grassley: "I wish he wouldn't have done it" Rand: "I'm not really for it" Rubio: "Bad idea" Alexander: "Unnecessary" Collins: "Mistake" Toomey: "Not enthusiastic" Blunt: "I have some concerns" Tillis: "I always kind of take pause"
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Burgess Everett Feb 14
Replying to @burgessev
Rubio says Democrats are completely full of it and will turn on each other when it's to their advantage "At some point someone is a threat to you and you’re going to have to figure out a way to highlight differences. Elections are choices and choices are driven by differences.”
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Burgess Everett Feb 14
Sen. Warren says she thinks the Democrats can maintain civility all the way to the general election “I don’t think it’s intentional in the sense that people are veering toward negativity and pulling themselves back," she says. She says Dems are happy just talking ideas
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Burgess Everett Feb 14
I cast about looking for stories of blow-ups and oneupsmanship in the Democratic caucus. Nothing. "I don’t see any of my colleagues who have been nasty in the past,” says “We are all friends first and we will all, hopefully, be friends after,” says
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Burgess Everett Feb 14
Kumbaya caucus: 2020 Senate Democrats are trying to win the nomination by ... being really nice to each other? “We’re nicer people. I mean look who they produced," says of the GOP
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Burgess Everett Feb 14
Replying to @conncarroll
some good secondhand smoke available as well
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Burgess Everett Feb 14
New Sen. Hawley not feeling the spending bill: “The spending bill doesn’t secure our border and weakens the authority of ICE to keep our citizens safe.”
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Burgess Everett Feb 14
McConnell just moved to set up a vote on the late-term abortion bill
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Burgess Everett Feb 14
Wow: Senate passes spending bill, 83-16. Huge margin
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Burgess Everett Feb 14
I’m declaring a national emergency on behalf of congressional reporters
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Burgess Everett Feb 14
McConnell just went on the floor ...
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Burgess Everett Feb 14
Some in Senate GOP want more assurances from the White House that the president will sign the funding bill before putting it on the floor, per Sen. Capito (she’s ready to vote, though)
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Burgess Everett Feb 14
I've been working on this story for months ... and she just tweeted it out
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