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Now up at #CPAC: @VP.
Mike Pence at CPAC: "2017 was the most consequential year in the history of the conservative movement."
Mike Pence gets a standing ovation from the CPAC crowd as he says: "We always stand for our flag and our national anthem."
Rousing applause and standing ovation at CPAC as Mike Pence calls for defunding Planned Parenthood (which hasn't happened and won't in this Congress).
.@VP Mike Pence at CPAC.

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Sep 28, 2018
CORNYN, exiting a meeting in McConnell’s office, re: next steps on Kavanaugh: “Next order of business will be a motion to proceed to the nomination tomorrow at noon.”
CORNYN: “There’s essentially going to be a supplemental background investigation” that’ll push the Kavanaugh nomination “no later than one week.”
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Must be finished a week from today.
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“The way we have approached this kind of thing in the past has been on a thoroughly bipartisan basis.”
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"It's hard to believe there isn't an outright revolt right now in Congress."
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NBC/WSJ POLL: Donald Trump’s approval rating has risen to 45%, with disapproval at 52%.

Among Republicans, 88% approve.

That’s the highest intra-party rating of any president at this stage since the dawn of modern polling, except Bush post-9/11.…
NBC/WSJ poll

35% of Americans have a positive view of the Republican Party.

And of the Democratic Party? 34%.
NBC/WSJ poll, ICE edition

—38% view ICE positively
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“This was a very constructive few hours that we spent together,” Trump says, standing with Putin. "I’m sure we’ll be meeting again in the future, often.”
Trump-Putin handshake in Helsinki.
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