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National Intelligence chief gave little notice for briefing on Russian assessment

According to an email obtained by POLITICO, a Ratcliffe aide reached out to several Capitol Hill staffers at 6:36 p.m. Tuesday, four hours after Senate Judiciary Committee Chairman Lindsey Graham (R-S.C.) released the newly declassified Russian intelligence. The aide invited congressional leadership aides and staff from three committees — the Senate Judiciary Committee, as well […]

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Senate approves stopgap spending measure to avert a midnight shutdown

Senate Appropriations Chair Richard Shelby (R-Ala.) suggested earlier in the afternoon that Democrats were delaying a vote on the stopgap spending bill, after Majority Whip John Thune (R-S.D.) blamed Democrats last week for holding up procedural votes on the measure over their anger with the GOP’s plan for a swift confirmation vote on Trump’s Supreme […]