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House Democratic leader threatens to tie Mueller protections to spending bill

House Democratic leader threatens to tie Mueller protections to spending billU.S. House Democratic leader Nancy Pelosi said on Thursday that Democrats would try to force protections for U.S. Special Counsel Robert Mueller into a must-pass spending bill if the House is not allowed to vote on a free-standing bill protecting him from potential political interference. Republicans control the House of Representatives and Senate until January, but they need some Democratic votes on the legislation to keep parts of the U.S. government open beyond Dec. 7. “The Congress must immediately pass legislation to preserve the Special Counsel investigation,” Pelosi said in a statement.



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Despite restrictions, digital spending hits record in US midterms

Despite restrictions, digital spending hits record in US midtermsEven as online platforms tightened rules for political ads, digital spending set new records in the 2018 US midterm elections and appears poised for further growth in 2020. Digital media campaign spending rose 2,400 percent from the 2014 midterms to $ 1.8 billion, roughly 20 percent of the total $ 8.9 billion in ad spending, according to preliminary estimates from the research firm Borrell Associates. Online spending, much of it on social networks like Facebook, has been a significant factor in campaigns for a decade, but tighter rules imposed by digital giants in the wake of the 2016 election could have curbed some of that growth.



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Virginia Beach Republican congressman tries to weather scandal and wave of Democratic spending

Virginia Beach Republican congressman tries to weather scandal and wave of Democratic spendingVirginia Republican congressman Scott Taylor has been outspent by his Democratic rival and was weakened by a campaign scandal, but the former Navy SEAL continues to maintain a small lead over Democrat Elaine Luria.



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Trump Signs Another Big Spending Bill With No Money For His Wall

Trump Signs Another Big Spending Bill With No Money For His WallWASHINGTON ― President Donald Trump quietly signed legislation on Friday that



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Trump blasts GOP spending plan that lacks money for wall

Trump blasts GOP spending plan that lacks money for wallTrump complained that a spending plan pushed by congressional Republicans is "ridiculous" because it does not include funding for a border wall.



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Trump urges Republicans to 'get tough' on border wall spending

Trump urges Republicans to 'get tough' on border wall spendingThe Senate passed a massive spending package that included a provision to fund the federal government through Dec. 7.



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Trump blasts 'ridiculous' US spending bill, revives shutdown threat

Trump blasts 'ridiculous' US spending bill, revives shutdown threatPresident Donald Trump on Thursday boosted the chances of a US government shutdown when he savaged a “ridiculous” spending bill that lawmakers from both parties had hoped would avert a standoff. “I want to know, where is the money for Border Security and the WALL in this ridiculous Spending Bill, and where will it come from after the Midterms?” Trump tweeted. The president’s remarks upended what congressional leaders thought would be a smooth process for approving a massive spending package before the current fiscal year ends on September 30, and in advance of November’s midterm elections.



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Rep. Duncan Hunter Blames Wife For Campaign Spending Under Inquiry

Rep. Duncan Hunter Blames Wife For Campaign Spending Under InquiryRep. Duncan Hunter (R-Calif.), who has been indicted on corruption charges



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Lawmakers impeach all 4 W.Va. court justices over spending

Lawmakers impeach all 4 W.Va. court justices over spendingCHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — West Virginia lawmakers completed the extraordinary move of impeaching all four state Supreme Court justices Monday night for spending issues, including a suspended justice facing a 23-count federal indictment.



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