Day 336: A formula for success.

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Thursday, December 21, 2017

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1/ Nearly 2 million children will lose health coverage if Congress doesn't fund the Children's Health Insurance Program by Friday.

2/ Current government funding expires at the end of the day Friday.

3/ Two measures intended to stabilize the Affordable Care Act markets were kicked to next year.

4/ Trump won't sign his "big, beautiful" tax cut before Christmas due to a technical snafu.

5/ Trump's personal tax cut could save him as much as $15 million a year.

6/ Democrats tapped a constitutional law expert as their leader on the House Judiciary Committee.

7/ The White House counsel knew Michael Flynn had probably violated two federal laws in January.

8/ Jeff Sessions asked the FBI to reexamine evidence in the dormant Uranium One deal.

9/ A secret group of House Republicans has been investigating Justice Department and FBI officials.

poll/ 47% of Americans approve of Robert Mueller's handling of the Russia investigation.

poll/ Voters prefer Democrats by 10 points on a generic 2018 midterm election ballot.


  • Al Franken will step down on January 2nd following allegations of sexually inappropriate behavior and groping.

  • The Trump administration has approved the commercial sale of weapons to Ukraine.

  • The GOP tax bill will open up oil and gas drilling in the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge.

  • Russian trolls promoted autocracy and fear during key events in the 2016 U.S. presidential election.

  • The United Nations General Assembly rejected Trump's unilateral recognition of Jerusalem as Israel's capital.

  • "Fox & Friends" was named the "most influential" show in media because Trump watches it.

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